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If a recruiter slides into your LinkedIn DMs with a job opportunity, is it appropriate to ask what the salary range might be in my reply? I wouldn’t want to waste their time or mine by interviewing unless I had reason to believe the salary may be higher than my current position, so wondering if cutting to the chase is reasonable, or frowned upon.

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Yes. If she doesnt want to answer, dont waste your time.

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It’s totally appropriate and should be the norm. But be prepared for them to deflect and avoid giving you any numbers. If they do, I typically don’t bother pursuing any further.

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That’s a good strategy to weed them out! I wouldn’t want a firm that isn’t proud to share their salary expectations anyway. Thank you!

Absolutely. You’re in the driving seat and should know the details. If they’re reaching out to you then it means they can roughly see you have some of the skill set. Make sure you get all the facts before making a career changing decision…. hope this helps.

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Thank you for the reminder on this, very helpful!!

I have been doing that recently unless they specifically indicate it’s for a large well funded position - I have gotten some that are roughly 50% of my current TC and it’s not worth any of our time to keep talking.

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Totally agree that it’s not worth any of our time - appreciate you sharing your thoughts!

I’ve gotten to the point where I just skip the pleasantries and immediately ask for the comp

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Haha love that!

Typically ask that question during the intro (first) call

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Helpful to know! Thank you!

They usually have some sort of agreement with a client that they can’t disclose the client name or salary before a conversation with you

I can confirm this, but if you have the conversation, they tell you.

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