A company I recently applied to seemed eager to take me, according to one of their managers who contacted me. But they offered $5k less than my asking salary.
I really don't want to take on a new job that pays less than my previous salary, so should I tell them up front that I want at least $XX amount? Would that scare them away?
I am expecting an offer from another company, though, and hopefully this company will offer the same, if not more than my previous salary.
So should I also tell the company that I have an expecting offer coming in and that I'd like to work for them if they can meet my salary needs?
I just don't want to scare both away! But I also don't want to work for $5k less than my previous salary.