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Do you talk about money first?

 
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Do you ask/talk about salary in the first round
of interaction with consultant/hr person? I personally think it is good elimination criteria. Otherwise you may waste your time.

On the flip side It may give an impression that you are only jumping for money. I guess It s good idea to ask carefully worded questions.

Another thing I would like opinions on is the gaps in experience. The HR drones are sometimes very adamant. How best you can hide/present these??

I would like to know your thoughts.
 
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Originally posted by srishal singh:
Do you ask/talk about salary in the first round
of interaction with consultant/hr person? I personally think it is good elimination criteria. Otherwise you may waste your time.



I have faced this situation where I cleared multiple interview rounds only to say 'no' to the offer as it was below my expectation or not getting an offer at all beacuse in the last stage I quoted a figure which did not suit them.

I like the way US jobs are advertised where they also provide the salary range...this practice should be adopted by Indian HR people. Could save everybody's time and effort.

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Originally posted by Abhijit Kumar:


I have faced this situation where I cleared multiple interview rounds only to say 'no' to the offer as it was below my expectation or not getting an offer at all beacuse in the last stage I quoted a figure which did not suit them.

I like the way US jobs are advertised where they also provide the salary range...this practice should be adopted by Indian HR people. Could save everybody's time and effort.

AK



Right!! This has happened with me as well. Most Indian HR however carry "holier than thou" attitude all the time.
 
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Companies don't advertise the salary for very good reason.

They want to try and get you for as little money as possible. If they advertise a salary they are forced to give you at least the minimum of the range. But if they keep it secret, they could potentially get you for much less.
 
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I have to say that I agree with Mike - the party that mentions a number first tends to be at a disadvantage. (In my experience here in the States, most companies I've interviewed with have not given me a range, but rather have asked me what I'm looking for after a portion of the interview process.)

The root of what was said is very true - companies are out to get you for as little money as they possibly must put forward, while you're working to maximize that number. It's important to know, as a result, what the average wage is in your area (usually discernible through various online sites) and adjust accordingly so you know what to put forward if cornered into making the first offer on salary.
 
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