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A recruiter cold reached out to me on LinkedIn about a role in industry. After I responded, she asked me to send her an email with my resume and salary requirements. Has anyone else been asked about salary requirements so early? I am not sure how to respond... I don’t want to sell myself short but also want to be reasonable. For context, I am not actively looking for a new job. Any advice 🐠?

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Just say at this point you’re not ready to discuss that yet. You’re more interested in learning about the opportunity and if that and the package are solid you’re definitely open to the opportunity

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Recruiter is on your side to get you as much money as they can if they are 3rd party. They just don’t want to waste your time if you’re seeking $120k and the position offers $60k max. Tell them a reasonable expectation of what you’d realistically switch jobs for.

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Yes, I had a recruiter ask me during the phone screening. I started with the “I don’t have enough information to provide a range” and she shot back with their range.

And I said it was significantly less than I currently make and left it at that.

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Yes, salary requirements should always come first. No use in wasting each other’s time if they can’t pay you what you want.

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Not sure it's typical but it seems with any call I get from HR we always align on general salary requirements / range before proceeding. If they have a ceiling lower than my floor there's no point in either party moving forward.

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Not sure about the exact wording, but you should be able to say you want to learn more about the role first (and for them to get to know you). Can also say your expectations are for a salary commensurate to your experience & the value you bring. This probably has been asked before too - make sure you search posts on here

Total up your comp (salary bonus 401k contribution reimbursements), consider the comp if u stay at current company [these are both Easy to defend] use the former as a base and add a percent to it with the latter in mind

There is no need to discuss salary history. I feel it is definitely outmoded and in no way reflective of actually valuing the experience someone brings to the table.

If they do push you, give them a target range of what you would like to make. The rest is on them.

Yes, always say the range you are looking for. What you make now should never be discussed. They don’t need to know that.

You need to learn more about the job and responsibilities, before stating a number. Also company benefits and PTO are a factor you must take into consideration.

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