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Old 09-10-2018, 02:50 PM
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I agree with you whole-heartedly. I will most likely end up walking away. I followed up and explained my walking away point, which is the figure I discussed with the recruiter and that the company initially said they were comfortable with. I am not going to sell myself short.


Thank you everyone for the great feedback. I spoke with family over the weekend and they all said similar things.
If everyone was comfortable with a higher number earlier, what happened?
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If everyone was comfortable with a higher number earlier, what happened?
I have no idea. I wonder if the recruiter disclosed my base salary so they decided to be cheap. Who knows. I am not giving my comp out ever again.
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I have no idea. I wonder if the recruiter disclosed my base salary so they decided to be cheap. Who knows. I am not giving my comp out ever again.
I have made the same mistake before. I really think recruiters hurt your negotiation.
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I have no idea. I wonder if the recruiter disclosed my base salary so they decided to be cheap. Who knows. I am not giving my comp out ever again.
That was a fatal mistake. You should only give the recruiter a range of what you find to be acceptable remuneration.

After that, it is his job to send you roles that fit your profile, and that also pay within your desired remuneration interval.

My view of recruiters is that when they are low on successful acceptances for the month, they lower the bar in order to increase the possibility of more people accepting. So instead of discussing what you want, they use your actual comp (if they have it) to get lower offers from other companies. And then they try to pressure you a bit to convince you. Without your actual comp, it would be much more difficult for them to do this.
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That was a fatal mistake. You should only give the recruiter a range of what you find to be acceptable remuneration.

After that, it is his job to send you roles that fit your profile, and that also pay within your desired remuneration interval.

My view of recruiters is that when they are low on successful acceptances for the month, they lower the bar in order to increase the possibility of more people accepting. So instead of discussing what you want, they use your actual comp (if they have it) to get lower offers from other companies. And then they try to pressure you a bit to convince you. Without your actual comp, it would be much more difficult for them to do this.
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On the flip side, if the comp wasn't told to the employer, that might have led to the offer being low. I wouldn't intentionally give a 2% offer. Seems silly. If you want to match, match, or else give a worthwhile bump. 2% is weirdly insulting.
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Yes, never disclose your salary to a recruiter or a hiring manager.
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Yes, never disclose your salary to a recruiter or a hiring manager.
Out of curiosity, what's a good way to handle them explicitly asking you without coming off as rude or confrontational?
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Out of curiosity, what's a good way to handle them explicitly asking you without coming off as rude or confrontational?
Give an expectation. Know what you're worth, do your research on what specific positions pay, and don't leave for less.
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