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Old 06-03-2010, 07:56 AM
 
Location: Denver, CO
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Browsing through the job sites today...and one thing I've been noticing is that in quite a few listings, the employer is demandin....I mean requesting the applicant send salary history and requirements. I've even seen a good number of listings stating that responses without salary requirements will be deleted. What's the deal? Anybody else notice this? It seems like companies are trying to find ways to cut corners and find cheap labor. Oh and what's with employers asking that an applicant... "must be willing to work in a high-stress environment"? Who the hell wants to work in a high-stress environment...that ain't even logical. Okay rant over, lol...but seriously am I just seeing things
Well what other methods would you suggest for them to price you out?
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Old 06-03-2010, 08:47 AM
 
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Almost every job I apply to requires it. If not, then the pre-interview phone call asks for it. At which point I get told that they can't offer that much.
If you have been told that multiple times, you probably need to reevaluate your salary requirements.
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Old 06-03-2010, 08:52 AM
 
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For one of the jobs we recently hired for, we asked for applicants to indicate a salary range. It wasn't to low ball them, but to weed out the people who were makign way more than we were going to be offering. Why waste anyone's time with an over-qualified applicant who wants a minimum of $150K when you are only looking to pay $80K--which is on the high end for the experience and qualifications we were looking for?

(We never asked for a salary history.)
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Old 06-03-2010, 09:50 AM
 
Location: Chicago area
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In my experience when the first question they ask is how much, they are shopping for suckers. I interviewed with a small company and dodged the salary question until the third interview they spouted $12/hour and I said no thanks bye bye.
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Old 06-03-2010, 11:15 AM
 
Location: The Chatterdome in La La Land, CaliFUNia
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I have definitely noticed this. I saw an ad where they described their ideal candidate as someone who loves working in a high-stress environment, willing to work 60+ hours, etc. And the job descriptions are insane. The duties go on and on and on. There's no possible way you could do all they want done in a 12 hour day. I'm also seeing a lot of salaried jobs as opposed to hourly. Personally, I've always preferred hourly wages.
Often times, the actual job does not require the employee to perform ALL of the duties listed in the job bulletin.
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Old 06-03-2010, 12:46 PM
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Location: Tall Building down by the river
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Not sure why people on this thread have a issue with a company asking a applicant to send their salary requirements. The company probably has a SET NUMBER that they can't go past because of the current budget status and need to know the salary requirements of whoever is applying.


Makes perfect sense to me
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Old 06-03-2010, 12:54 PM
 
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If an employer really likes your resume, then they are not going to care if you answer a salary question or not. If they dismiss you simply because you don't list salary, then do you really want to work for them anyways?
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Old 06-03-2010, 01:00 PM
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If an employer really likes your resume, then they are not going to care if you answer a salary question or not. If they dismiss you simply because you don't list salary, then do you really want to work for them anyways?
You will be dismised because the knows what can and cannot offer. So if the applicant ignores the request and not list any salary requirement then they probably would dismissed immediately.
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Old 06-03-2010, 01:02 PM
 
Location: The Chatterdome in La La Land, CaliFUNia
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Not sure why people on this thread have a issue with a company asking a applicant to send their salary requirements. The company probably has a SET NUMBER that they can't go past because of the current budget status and need to know the salary requirements of whoever is applying.


Makes perfect sense to me
The issues I have are the following:

1. The employer has budgeted a certain amount (let's say 40K) for the position and the candidate lists a lower salary. The employer opts to offer the candidate the lower salary to save money.
2. The employer has budgeted a certain amount (let's say 35K) but the candidate lists a previous hourly rate that appears to be higher but the job was part-time. The candidate is fully willing to accept the 35K because it would mean more money, stability and benefits (if the position offered it). This candidate gets screened out because they have not taken into consideration that the candidate's previous hourly rate is lower when the number of hours worked is factored into the equation!
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Old 06-03-2010, 01:04 PM
 
Location: The Chatterdome in La La Land, CaliFUNia
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You will be dismised because the knows what can and cannot offer. So if the applicant ignores the request and not list any salary requirement then they probably would dismissed immediately.
I know which is why I ALWAYS respond to those requests while knowing that it places me at a disadvantage due to the unusually high hourly rate I command in my part-time work.
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