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Request lower salary than offered [closed]

I understand that the question I'm about to ask might seem unorthodox, but I've been offered a role that's offering £62-65k and I wish to ask for a lower salary. After multiple searches online, I've ...
97 votes
11 answers
22k views

How to respond to a direct ask of salary earned and expectations?

What is the best way to fill out an application form for a role with an unspecified salary expectation where the following questions are mandatory to complete in a pre-interview form: What is your ...
0 votes
3 answers
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Employer salary range way higher than I was seeking should I say yes?

Got asked the salary expectation question in one of my recent job applications via email. I deflected the question and asked the recruiter for his range instead (not sure if this was rude or not) and ...
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2 answers
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How to negotiate first salary, when the offer is way lower than the job posting?

I was looking for jobs in data related fields (Data engineering/science), when I found a job opening for software engenieering offering a well above average salary, 2 to 3 times my country's average ...
0 votes
2 answers
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Working for free vs Improving skills for a PhD wanting to go into Industry [closed]

TL;DR: As an under-qualified software engineer in Australia that came from overseas, should I offer to work for free or should I keep working on my skills before applying for a paid job after PhD? ...
38 votes
6 answers
11k views

How does minimum salary strategy work? [duplicate]

I am a non-EU citizen, and am going to relocate from Estonia, to Germany. When I have HR interviews, they ask me about my salary expectations. My strategy is to maximize my chance to get the job, and ...
4 votes
3 answers
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Why do job applications ask for desired salary? What are the consequences of giving a number too low or too high?

This is similar to this question: How can I determine a reasonable salary to ask for?, but I think it's asking different questions. I'm still in college and applying to jobs, so I'm a little thrown ...
3 votes
2 answers
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I asked lower salary than companies were offering

So I got contacted by a recruiter and we had a talk about new job offers. We had a good talk about my skills and send my CV. He also asked me how much I would like to earn on a monthly basis. With my ...
1 vote
3 answers
563 views

Can I convince an employer to hire me by demanding lower salary in resume? [duplicate]

I want to a get visa sponsored job and that's the reason why the amount of salary doesn't matter to me for now. So can I use it to convince the employer to hire me? And I want to write it in my resume ...
58 votes
8 answers
26k views

What to do if you are offered higher salary than deserved? [duplicate]

I work as a developer. Given my experience in web development (1.5 years) I have a fine salary. Hardly with my experience I can find better salary in my country. Recently some more experienced ...
5 votes
5 answers
6k views

How can I appropriately ask for a lower salary once I have an offer? [closed]

After receiving an offer from a company concerning salary & benefits, how can I ask for a smaller salary and/or benefits without causing the company to retract the offer? Any attempt I have made ...
-1 votes
3 answers
3k views

Employer viewed my application but has not yet rejected [closed]

Recently, I've begun commencing on my job search via a job portal. The job portal works in a way such that the status of your job application with any company to which you've applied to is ...
2 votes
5 answers
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Should I ask for a lower salary during probation period after an unsuccessful interview? [duplicate]

I recently went to a tech interview. Because I was nervous, I forgot everything. The interviewer said they need a week to take their decision. I know that I am a good programmer, and this is a ...
4 votes
4 answers
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How to deal with recruiters filtering out candidates based on salary expectation? [closed]

I had a short chat with an independent recruitment consultant recently. From the get go, it was all wrong. He started by asking how much I expect for my next position. I then reminded that he did not ...
0 votes
4 answers
970 views

Will lowering my salary expectations help me find a job faster? [duplicate]

I have been on 5 interviews last month. I have gotten 4 rejections and the fifth is uncertain. I know at least one of the rejections was not salary based. Furthermore I have checked my salary ...
5 votes
4 answers
662 views

Would accepting lower pay reflect well or poorly to a potential employer? [duplicate]

I was passed up for the first round of interviews because my desired hourly wage was too high (according to the placement service.) They recommend lowering my desired pay rate by -$5.00 /hour, this ...
24 votes
4 answers
11k views

Negotiating 3x or 4x current salary after Glassdoor research

This question may sound silly from the title. Actually the title was intentional. Let me invent round numbers to explain. I currently work for a company that pays 50 in a small country/city where you ...
-1 votes
1 answer
343 views

Advertising willingness to work for minimum wage or below, is it a good idea? [duplicate]

I do not have a university degree, but I am self taught programmer with 3 years of commercial experience coding Ruby on Rails. I have voluntarily left my last job after PM called me some horrible ...
12 votes
3 answers
4k views

Should I hire someone offering work for free?

I have a problem which seems the opposite of what a few posts around here are about. I have received a CV with cover letter that clearly states that the person is willing to work as a developer for ...
2 votes
2 answers
429 views

Might suggesting an offer to be paid at a low specific rate in my resume help me secure a job?

I'm a 20 year old web designer/developer without a degree and without experience in a web design job, rather Ive been working in Print Media for a year. My goal is to develop my own company featuring ...
3 votes
2 answers
541 views

Bad idea to state lower salary expectation for telecommuting?

Inspired by this question, which asks whether it's generally a bad idea to undercut the average salary for your profession and skill level: I'm a programmer. My online resume states that I'm willing ...
17 votes
3 answers
3k views

Salary negotiated during interview - is it set in stone?

After reading several posts here, I realized that negotiating your salary once you get an offer is a good practice. During an inteview I did last week for an entry-level job, the manager asked me ...