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HR phone interview question. I broke my own rule of salary talk.

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Had a phone interview today and the guy asked what I was making then followed up with what I was looking for. This was a nice 1-2 combo as I'm usually of the mindset he who mentions salary first loses because you set the bar from that point. I gave him a range of what I was making and kept it on the high end of that range when he asked what I wanted to make?

Or. Much ado about nothing?

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Not an issue at all. Any interviewer will expect you to ask for a decent bump.

 

In my experience once you get to a certain level you ask for what you are worth and happy with

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you should quit.

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EZ E

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moar liek Sleazy HIV

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not so EZ then

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I try and bring it up early in the process.  I've made the mistake of not bringing it up only to realize we've wasted each others time over several interviews.

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If they have to ask what I'm making, they probably can't afford me.

 

That probably applies to high end call girls too, I guess.

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Had a phone interview today and the guy asked what I was making then followed up with what I was looking for. This was a nice 1-2 combo as I'm usually of the mindset he who mentions salary first loses because you set the bar from that point. I gave him a range of what I was making and kept it on the high end of that range when he asked what I wanted to make?
Or. Much ado about nothing?


The hr person is just making sure you fit within the salary grade the position is rated at for that company. As long as you were honest, saves everyone time.

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I was in a final interview for a sweet medical equipment sales job...and I skirted around the money issue and totally lost out on the position bc i did not say I want that cash!!

I have noticed like Zod said...it is now commonplace to get your salary and in some cases if you made more they will thank you and move on to another canidate.

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In case you all are not aware, most medium to large companies have a grading scale for all their positions. There are usually 10 or so of them

 

There may be 100 different job titles, but they all fit within one of those 10 grades.

 

For instance....

 

Customer Service Rep may be an H1 which pays a range 24-35k a year. Meaning no one in that job grade makes over 35 a year. It also means that if you are applying for that job and want 36k, you won't be considered. The trick is to try to get in as close to the 35k you can and bypass the years of 7 percent increases that gets you there.

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