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#16 Happy Panther

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Posted 04 July 2013 - 11:16 AM

Also, if the company is trapped by salary bands, there are other ways to increase the overall package. More holiday, company car, parking space, club memberships etc...One guy i know had his employer pay for a pretty high end golf membership. That's unusual but there are always tons of options.



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Posted 06 July 2013 - 09:54 AM

Defidently better to get it out of the way. As has been said when you need to make 20k more than the position pays all parties have wasted there time.

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Posted 06 July 2013 - 12:31 PM

They called me for a 2nd interview yest for next Tues. Looks like price range is good.

#19 thefuzz

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Posted 07 July 2013 - 02:36 PM

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.

 

Sales is a tough business to be in, lot's of strange hours, missing family stuff, high stress, etc...

 

The only reason people do it is for the money.

 

You have to hit them between the eyes with your desire to make more than even you think that you are worth.



#20 Miaoww

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Posted 07 July 2013 - 07:09 PM

Gonna be in this same boat soon.

 

Have an interview with a company next week. The low end of the salary band is what I'm currently on. I don't know when to bring up cash money though, because obviously to move I want a pay rise.



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Posted 08 July 2013 - 07:02 PM

This am the company sent me a huge document to fill out that includes consent for background check and drug test form. I'm not trying to count my chickens here but that has to be good no?

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Posted 09 July 2013 - 10:24 PM

round 2 of the phone interview went great. the hiring mgr told me she is putting my name in to have a face to face interview next week when she is in town.

 

this is all happening so fast i'm like so whats the catch? oh i'm suppose to wear a toga on casual friday's and eat from a trough?



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Posted 17 July 2013 - 11:53 PM

did the face to face yesterday for 2 hrs with 3 dif people. the first mgr said the role you applied for i can tell based on talking to you and your background you would be bored. but this other consultant role I think you would love.

 

i'm gonna take that as a good sign. should find out next week. can be a game changer for the pstall clan if i land it.

 

 

drinks on me somewhere if it goes down baby.



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Posted 18 July 2013 - 10:25 AM

Good for you man.

 

Pulling for you.

 



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Posted 18 July 2013 - 10:33 AM

I'm apparently being recruited also. I have my second phone interview today...or the formal phone interview.

 

It would be a side step with much more growth potential....I'm maxed for growth currently.

 

They mentioned a really strong comp package and I basically ignored the statement and continued asking them about how they run their comp.



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Posted 18 July 2013 - 03:36 PM

It will be interesting.

 

I would be working for a boutique MSFT integrator. and running sales for 5 states...I've kind of enjoyed being on the manufacturing side of the house for the last 3 years. Resellers always have me wary.



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Posted 18 July 2013 - 03:39 PM

It will be interesting.

 

I would be working for a boutique MSFT integrator. and running sales for 5 states...I've kind of enjoyed being on the manufacturing side of the house for the last 3 years. Resellers always have me wary.

 

Not sure exactly what you are saying here, but if you are saying that the middlemen make you nervous, I certainly understand why.



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Posted 18 July 2013 - 07:26 PM

Basically....they are going to throw some serious $$$ at me and at goal it's ridiculous but I'm still hesitant. It's more Account Exec/direct sales vs Business Dev/CHannel Sales



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Posted 19 July 2013 - 09:08 AM

Gotcha.

 

Do what's best for your family and your happiness, and you will be fine.

 

I am going to have to take a step down at some point, even if it means less $$ just because of personal happiness and stress level.



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Posted 19 July 2013 - 10:14 AM

A nice perk of being in IT is that I don't have to negotiate pay.  Recruiters take care of that and they have every reason to press as high as possible.  I usually tell them I want about 10-15K more than I actually think I'll get.  




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