When sending a reasonable generic (ie not specific to a particular job) letter to a recruiter, should you mention what your salary expectations are?

Or can this be used against you? - (ie recruiter tells the employer what the low end is).


should you mention what your salary expectations are?

If you are contacting an agency who will work on your behalf to help you find a job, then Yes - you need to tell them what salary you would be willing to accept. Otherwise, they will not be able to find jobs that are a good match.

If instead you are contacting a recruiter who is working for a company, but it's not about a particular job, then I assume you just want this recruiter to "keep you in mind". In that case, there probably is no advantage to stating your salary requirements. Wait until a specific job appears, or until you are specifically asked for your salary requirements.

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