At the start of the month, spoke w a CD I knew about a spot at his agency. He said my salary request was a bit high & told me his cap. Fine, still interested. After a couple of weeks of nothing, their recruiter calls me on Thursday to tell me more about the agency and the role, then says the salary parameters & it’s $5k less than what the CD said. I told her the number he said & she said she’d talk w him. Did I just ruin my shot? And when should I follow up?

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I’d have waited until the offer was in hand to mention the 5k. If it was a huge difference I might have spoken up but 5k is in the range of typical negotiations and you’d have a strong case of “x told me the cap was x, and I deserve that because of x, y and z.” Asking for it now is pointless and maybe annoying.

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OP congrats of being a vice president of creative!

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Wasn’t a title requested by me. Our ego-driven boss loves to make everything sound bigger than it is.

I really think you’re okay.

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I should add, my dilemma is that I interviewed with another place last week on the same day and they’ve already requested a 2nd interview for this week. I’d much rather go to the other shop and I’m trying to see if there’s still interest from them before this place offers me a gig.

How is a vp below a cd? Also 5k is tough to fight over unless its on principle. Its like $55 a paycheck.

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