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Old 06-03-2010, 01:07 PM
 
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Another point...you may agree to a lower salary than bolt when another job offer comes along. Some employers may think..."Why waste time training someone if they're going to leave anyway"?
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Old 06-03-2010, 01:09 PM
 
Location: The Chatterdome in La La Land, CaliFUNia
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Another point...you may agree to a lower salary than bolt when another job offer comes along. Some employers may think..."Why waste time training someone if they're going to leave anyway"?
I understand that but in my situation, I would prefer a full-time position doing what I love versus the instability of part-time work with iffy chances of gaining full-time at those particular organizations.
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Old 06-03-2010, 01:14 PM
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Location: Tall Building down by the river
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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!


I think the way I submitted my salary range was whatever I preferred I started the range closer to that number. For example, if I wanted no less than 40K, i would put my range is

42K to 50K


If i put, 35K to 45K chances are I won't achieve the 40K i want because they would probably work in the 35K to 39K range
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Old 06-03-2010, 01:15 PM
 
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The best way to answer the salary request is by giving a range and adding that depending on the benefits offerd, you have some flexibility.
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Old 06-03-2010, 01:19 PM
 
Location: The Chatterdome in La La Land, CaliFUNia
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I think the way I submitted my salary range was whatever I preferred I started the range closer to that number. For example, if I wanted no less than 40K, i would put my range is

42K to 50K


If i put, 35K to 45K chances are I won't achieve the 40K i want because they would probably work in the 35K to 39K range
I usually do this for salary requirements but don't have this option if a salary history is required instead.
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Old 06-03-2010, 01:20 PM
 
Location: The Chatterdome in La La Land, CaliFUNia
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The best way to answer the salary request is by giving a range and adding that depending on the benefits offerd, you have some flexibility.
That's my prerogative but when a salary history is requested, I usually get shot in the foot because of my hourly rate at my part-time assignment.
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Old 06-03-2010, 01:29 PM
 
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That's my prerogative but when a salary history is requested, I usually get shot in the foot because of my hourly rate at my part-time assignment.
I moved from a very high COL area to a much lower COL area and ran into this. I remember going on the interview for the first job I got when I got here, and the hiring manager asking how much I had made at my alst job. I told him, but in the same breath pointed out that it was a much higher COL area, and I knew I'd be taking a substantial salary cut in this area.
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Old 06-03-2010, 01:55 PM
 
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I never give specific numbers and instead just say negotiable. Employers obviously want to get the cheapest person they can find and undercut an applicant's negotiating power.
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Old 06-03-2010, 02:11 PM
 
Location: Washington, DC
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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
Um, because the job offered IS extremely high stress, lots of jobs are, and they don't want to waste their time on someone who can't handle it.

You probably aren't very ambitious if you don't want a high stress job.
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Old 06-03-2010, 02:16 PM
 
Location: Spokane via Sydney,Australia
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I never answer these - what I earned in previous positions is irrelevant.
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