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I received an InMail on LinkedIn regarding a job prospect with a fairly new company. The message is from one of the founders of the company and it said they were looking for people with my kind of work experience with a link to the list of open positions at said company.
I checked the company and like what they are trying to build. So I check out the list of open positions and find a suitable role for myself.
They have mentioned a salary range next to the roles and I felt that number was too low (even the upper bound of the range).
Normally I would respond with interest and then wait for them to bring up the discussion about numbers, but in this case, seeing that they have kept the numbers fairly transparent, I don't think they will be looking accommodate a figure way out of their specified range (about 30%).
Should I mention that I am interested but the salary is too low when responding?
Or should I just assume that they will not be flexible with the numbers and let this one pass?
Or should I assume those numbers are merely suggestions and wait and see how the conversation pans out?