Anyone job-seeking for a sysadmin position?
robert-5LEc/6Zm6xCUd8a0hrldnti2O/JbrIOy at public.gmane.org
Tue Jul 29 16:26:46 UTC 2008
On Mon, 28 Jul 2008, Neil Watson wrote:
> This really frustrates me. You spend time preparing and going to
> interviews only to find out afterward, sometimes after more than one
> interview, that they are not willing to pay what you would like. Why
I know some people are down on recruiters but I have always been very
happy when I use recruiters. One advantage is that they typically have a
good idea of the salary range and will filter out jobs that don't meet my
expectations. If a recruiter sends me to an interview then the employer
and I are already in the same ballpark when it comes to salary.
> waste everyone's time wasted in the first place? I am almost certain
> that employers often do not advertise or tell you what they are willing
> to pay in hopes that you will low ball yourself thus saving them money.
I agree it happens but I've known a lot of employers to be smarter than
that. It is quite a short-sighted position as a low-balled employee will
be very unhappy as soon as they realise what has happened and will
typically correct the situation by leaving for another position.
Losing staff costs the employer money. So in my experience most employers
will not do this if they are actually keen on retaining the employee.
 It's much easier for the person to negotiate a reasonable salary with
a new employer than it is to negotiate with a current employer for a
massive jump in salary.
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