I interviewed with one of those west coast tech companies, building a creative dept. I was mostly just poking around to see if they’d do permanent WFH. They won’t. But then they got to asking about my salary request. For the first time, I said “Ya know, I have to think about the role. Have they narrowed down a salary band?” Holy crap, I would have shorted myself by like $50k-$70k Always push for the salary band! Make them put their cards on the table.

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I’ve gotten into the habit of asking for a clear job description and budget when I’m asked what my salary expectations are. I’m done playing the coy salary games. And if you hear, “you’ll get the opportunity to shape the role as you see fit” — run. You can’t manage expectations if you’re working for someone that hasn’t a clue what the role should entail.

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Currently making $270k total comp including RSUs. Push for even more than $230-250. Check out the tech creatives bowl for that Candor.co salary tech negotiation article. Read the script to the recruiter and you’ll kill it. If you make more we all make more let’s go 🙌🙌

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WK1 it’s not sales speak BS, especially after you’ve been at the company for a couple of years and get more equity and a promotion.

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Is there a difference between asking for a “salary band” versus a “salary range?”

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Potato potato. But a salary band is the fancy term for the official range for the role at that specific level, so I’d use that one.

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Don't leave us hanging what was the band for the role?

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Cw1: where you at? Creative1: what brand?? ACD3: what fortune 100 brand?

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Don’t get shorted on equity or a sign on bonus either

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They doing a hybrid wfh schedule?👀

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I wish. That was my issue. I’m happy being back east after moving away for a job, and then returning during Covid. They want you in the office eventually...but if the price is right, I guess you have to consider.

This! Yes! I had a very similar conversation. I asked for their range and it’s 40k more than what I expected.

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Well, you gotta give us a hint as to the company!

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OP: gotcha. I thought you turned it down

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Wow. May I ask what kind of tech?

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Big tech, the kind that's gonna launch skynet soon. Someone has to make them seem human.

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Equity is the game.

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Take it?

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