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).


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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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