I received a job offer, and I would like to provide a counter. The application form had a required "Salary Desired" section, and I gave a range. The offer is within this range. I would like to give a counter offer that is within this range as well, but I don't want to create a bad impression. These questions have provided some insight:
However, in my case, the position that they have offered me is different from what I initially applied for.
I was thinking of taking the approach of the first answer in this question. My questions are (1) is this approach still appropriate, or should I justify why I'm asking for more and explicitly reference that my initial application was for a different job?* (2) does the fact that I indicated a salary range for a different position make a difference when it comes to how my counter offer will be perceived?
*Keeping in mind that (a) I believe that the offered position is more rigorous than the initial position (b) Looking at this offer independently, I don't believe that I have any real justification for asking for more