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f*ed up and said my current salary instead of a range. Under pressure my strategies went out the window. I think my number is too ⬆️. Can I fix in email? I did say I was flex but I really want the job.

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I think you did the right thing. You were honest and gave your current salary and said you’re flexible. They also know you’re coming from a bigger company. The last thing you want to say is “I’m ok accepting less.” You played it perfectly.

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This literally happened to me yesterday. I was over their top by 25%.

They did not pull the offer. You’ll be fine. It is stressful tho I agree.

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If they come back with an offer, just say - as I mentioned, that’s where I am right now, so unfortunately that salary is too low

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Guys thank you so much! I feel uplifted. I’ll update you!

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Im confused. You are interviewing for a new job, they asked your range, and you said your current salary, which is too high?

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I replied to a recruiter that they were $60k below the minimum salary for me to consider a move, and said I loved my job. Shockingly, they replied with an apology and a commitment to help me find roles between that minimum and 50k above it. I would just be honest. If you are willing to go down in salary and love the company, tell them. They want to be good matchmakers!

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@huge 1 - what a recruiter says and what they actually do are two very different things...

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Maybe the recruiter will assume they heard incorrectly in the first place

Sorry guys was trying to put all the info in the character limit. I think the number I gave is too high and they might pass because of it? It’s a smaller company. I repeated that I was flexible but I’m just worried I turned them off. I gave my real number tho, didn’t inflate it. Idk. I really want it and we’re in the final stage and I forgot all my negotiations sills and I’m just upset.

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