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


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#11 TANTRIC-NINJA

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Posted 04 July 2013 - 03:06 AM

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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Posted 04 July 2013 - 05:49 AM

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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Posted 04 July 2013 - 07:02 AM

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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Posted 04 July 2013 - 07:12 AM

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. ..

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Posted 04 July 2013 - 07:51 AM

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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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.

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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.



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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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