I'm interviewing for a new job.
My income is 20-30% higher than average. The immediate reaction is usually 10-15 seconds of silence. The delayed reaction is usually:
- They won't call me back, or
- They tell me I failed tech interviews for trivial reasons (for example, I have been told, "your solution is very good, but I don't like the name you gave to that variable" and "you're too technical")
I don't think it's my skill set that's the problem. I have quite a good knowledge of many required tech stacks (bigdata, devops and some frontend) and of some software development patterns/conventions (such as clean code, solid, dry, etc.), so I think I am "decent" in what I do.
I tried stating that I don't have any expectation on their offer (a.k.a. make a lower one), but that didn't get the desired result.
How can I increase my interviewing success rate when my salary is on the high side?