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pandasama
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Why is it that when a job ad a recruiter sends has a salary range and they then ask your current salary and expected salary, they're shocked when you want a substantial increase in salary when it's still within the range they posted for the role. Sure it's more than 20% of my current job but if the new job can pay more than that and they say they can why should I lowball? Why does my current salary matter for the new jobs salary?

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  • 7
    it doesnt, they try to fuk you over, never give an exact. if youre ballsy just say "i dont see what that has to do with this position" or something
  • 1
    @zlice yeah I never want to lie so don't want to say a wrong salary
  • 3
    @pandasama can give em a range like they do. but usually i find mentioning you make less will end up with an offer not much more than that
  • 5
    You just don't tell the current salary. It's not of their concern
  • 0
    @zlice yeah true
  • 1
    @iiii it's not but then I'm afraid recruiters will just ghost then
  • 3
    @pandasama then tell them a number higher than the real one. They can't check it anyway.
  • 3
    they ghost anyway ¯\_(ツ)_/¯ it's so hard to gauge over a fone w/ like 2-5min impressions. will they think that's confident? take it in offense? who knows
  • 0
    @iiii I guess makes sense, thanks
  • 0
    @zlice yeah, I've also heard they make more if we get a higher salary so idk why they want to target something lower for the person
  • 4
    What I am currently making is none of their business. People don't change jobs unless they want a better location, environment, skills match, or salary (prob more reasons). Being shocked that pay is a reason to change jobs is just stupid.
  • 2
    @Demolishun yeah I agree, in job interviews I have half the mind to say "because your recruiter reached out for this" when asked why I applied
  • 6
    I actually had a recruiter negotiate a higher salary for me than the max advertised. I didn’t ask for it, in fact I didn’t even talk about salary in the interview. But apparently did so well that she saw an opportunity to get 5k more than the maximum. It blew me away.

    Not all my interviews turned out like that though? I’ve had some real stinkers.
  • 2
    @TrevorTheRat that sounds awesome and I guess you really showed your value there!
  • 0
    @TrevorTheRat sounds like she was getting a bonus related to your negotiated salary
  • 3
    @pandasama recruiters are a dime a dozen.

    You honestly believe that a recruiter will help you get a job? They're paid to get the best talent for the lowest dollar.

    Recruiters are like having the shittiest agent if you were an actor. They will give you any job so they can get paid and move on to the next sucker.

    You don't have to lie to them, but tell them that you're getting "between x and y."

    I'm all for moralistic integrity, but you can't eat ethics pasta with moral sauce. Nobody knows what's in your best interest better than you.
  • 4
    I used to answer that question. Now I’ve decided I wouldn’t disclose my salary and that they should make an offer solely based on what they think my experience and skills are worth. If done in a polite manner, I don’t see how they could take offense in that answer
  • 0
    @sariel nicely put
  • 0
    @black-kite yeah I think I'm gonna try not disclosing it and see how it goes
  • 1
    @iiii I know companies that will check if they think it's odd.
  • 0
    @KDSBest it's still not their business to evaluate your worth by your current salary. I'm still standing that not disclosing is the best option.
  • 1
    @KDSBest also, if they are spying that much, you don't want to work for them anyway. Fuck them
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