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tipster350

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Question on Job App Please help asap
« on: March 31, 2016, 09:19:23 AM »
I have another question on the forum about hating my job and wanting to quit. So here is a new question. I made it through an HR screening interview and they are asking me to answer more questions. First one is salary expectations. All of these options are lower than my current salary, which I know and am fine with. It's a lower level job. But still I have tons of experience. I want to stay in the running but don't want to lowball. The current choices they're forcing me to pick are:

 $90,000-$95,000
 $96,000-$100,000
 $101,000-$105,000
 $106,000-$110,000
 $111,000-$115,000
 $116,000+

Most likely the middle is where they would expect to pay. How to answer this without putting myself out of the running but not lowballing either?

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Re: Question on Job App Please help asap
« Reply #1 on: March 31, 2016, 09:49:30 AM »
What are you willing to work for and what do you is fair given the job and your experience? You cannot choose a lower range and then expect more come time to sign.

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Re: Question on Job App Please help asap
« Reply #2 on: March 31, 2016, 10:01:12 AM »
Ugh, I hate this question. It always feels like a trap.

Obviously you want to select the highest option but aren't sure if doing so would immediately disqualify you. I think that's a valid concern. Personally I would select $111,000-115,000 as that's likely the high end of the range for this position.

Have you checked out this company's salaries on glassdoor? If so, I wouldn't select anything higher than the range indicated from those reviews.

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Re: Question on Job App Please help asap
« Reply #3 on: March 31, 2016, 10:19:43 AM »
Glassdoor leads me to believe it's the 106-110 range. So they'd probably go a little over. That is why I am having trouble deciding between that one and 111-116k.

From what I know it does seem like a reasonable salary for the position. Not great but not bad.

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Re: Question on Job App Please help asap
« Reply #4 on: March 31, 2016, 11:38:13 AM »
Is this a hard wall you have to get through (must answer to get to the next question online)?  If not just write in that you are negotiable on salary depending on job structure (how flexible your work hours are, work from home opportunities, comp time, etc.) and benefits packages.  I reallllllyyyyyyy dislike online multiple choice applications!

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Re: Question on Job App Please help asap
« Reply #5 on: March 31, 2016, 01:29:58 PM »
Glassdoor leads me to believe it's the 106-110 range. So they'd probably go a little over. That is why I am having trouble deciding between that one and 111-116k.

From what I know it does seem like a reasonable salary for the position. Not great but not bad.

If the range is $106-110k, I'd recommend you select that option if you'd accept that pay. This isn't necessarily the be all, end all of your salary negotiation. Unfortunately, as we've witnessed on other threads if your initial number is too high, your candidacy is likely to end there.