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gilliatt

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2010-09-21 16-45-13

I just ed HR about the 3-6 month contract She asked about my qualifications, told me the schedule and then asked me what my salary expectations were. Whenever I get that question in the initial screen I tend to deflect it back to interviewer and ask them, well what do you have in mind? Well this time she took offence and said, well that's why I asked you. Then I told well it depends on the opportunity, I would need to know more about the position beyond what I read in the ad, etc. She countered with, well if you're expecting $40,000 and we're offered $20,000, that won't work. I repeated again that it depends, then she continued got a pissy tone to her voice and finally said she would continue ing other candidates. Damn it. I should have said $20,000 would meet my needs (it's for 3-6 month contract right)? LOL. I then tried to close suggesting we set up a meeting but she declined, indicating she would prefer to keep ing other candidates. What a bitch. Couldn't control me, so rejected my application. However maybe I should have handled it better.
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seil

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2010-10-01 9-21-24-

The question, in case you read it as a rant How do you handle the salary expectations question in the initial phone screen? I didn't want to undersell myself but neither give a range that was too high. Was hoping she would spit out a number so that I could agree with it, but it didn't happen.
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droddy

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2010-10-04 16-53-03

Thanks for your input. FYI the was with an HR rep at the company itself, not an agency. She asked me to spit out a number, so this is where I stumbled.
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  • nemetz

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    2010-10-07 14-30-55

    I thnk you misunderstood As indicated, she asked me to spit out a number. How can I say "yes" at that point?
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    vavra

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    2010-10-08 7-22-37-

    Lamely, I Can Only Now Say Only U Know What you are worth and how you can low ball yourself. I am afraid I've walked myself into a dead end here based on my misunderstanding of how that went. I'm sorry to have wasted your time. Paul
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  • deaner

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    2010-10-08 12-24-31

    oh well, its a lesson learned i'm more entry level myself so if someone says a price, i tend to go with it, but the older i get, the more i want to negotiate. unfortunately this isn't a good market for negotiation.
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