Re: Job listings with demand for salary requirments
When a company lists a job and specifies that applicants must give
salary requirements in their applications, what are they fishing for?
Do you give them a figure, or simply move on to the next job listing? I can't figure how anyone would be willing to give away a negotiating
strategy before a company even expresses interest in them. Hmm. Maybe
I'm answering my own question.
The correct answer, "negotiable," won't fit into some website job-application forms.
If they want to start with price negotiation, I usually try to get them to tell me how much they are planning to pay. The rule of thumb is that the one who names a price first is the loser.
That approach has helped me save time by eliminating the NYC and DC jobs that want to pay $23 or worse an hour.
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