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Been getting approached by multiple recruiters for boutique consulting firms, and salary expectations never seem to align (mine are too high). I’m an experienced A in S& up for promotion fairly soon, which is why I benchmarked my salary expectation to SA level (140k base - even gave a slight discount there). More details: I’m happy where I am, with no great desire to move. Should I generally be setting lower expectations? What would your considerations be?

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If you are happy where you are, there is no need to compromise, especially for a boutique where you lose brand value that will impact exits from consulting.

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Yeah... S& has a strong brand so why would you be concerned about jumping? Especially if the boutique firms aren't able to meet your salary expectations? You have the upper hand here since you like your job, have the branding, and will likely get the promo and salary bump anyway.

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Get the promo and raise then make a move

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