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

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pstall    5,759

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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Happy Panther    3,965

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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Doyle    4,164

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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Zod    14,969

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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TANTRIC-NINJA    2,638

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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Zod    14,969

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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pstall    5,759

totally agree on that grade/tier deal. internal company sites will give you that range, from the ones i have seen. outside maybe not.

 

it's quite the delicate tango when doing interviews.

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Panthro    9,928

I've just reached the conclusion that I am now going to be actively looking as well. When I asked for a bump they just stared at me and tried to down play what I've done the last 3 years.

They only way to go any higher where i amis to marry into the family that owns it and they are fresh out of suitors and I'm maxed out on earning potential as they don't want me making more than people that have been there 10 years.

So this horse will be looking for a new turnip cart to hitch on to. ..

  • Pie 1

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pstall    5,759

panthro the irony for me is i have posted for at least 16 openings internally with no nibble. same exact resume but with a dif company i get a call back within in a week.

 

companies have so many silly unspoken rules/games they shoot themselves in the foot. now watch me land this job and then get calls from my former employer on what i have been trying to get. lol

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