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Recruiter asked for my Salary expectation and I gave them a range of about 20k. Does that make me look like I don’t know my worth?

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I give $50k ranges. Recruiters usually have large ranges for the reqs they have.

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It’s a little broad. Funny, I interviewed someone this week who gave a 20k range and I thought it was a bit odd.

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That would be fine, I suppose. It certainly would be a good approach at other firms. Booz doesn’t pay bonuses (with some limited exceptions that don’t apply to your case) and sign on bonus is capped at $10k. So salary is really the only part of comp you can negotiate on here.

You're giving room for negotiating. Try to get 20k worth of increased benefits or sign on in lieu of an offer at the top of your range. Hopefully your range high end is something that you'd take the job for without too much further negotiating. Anything less gives you a way to improve other parts of the comp.

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You can easily negotiate up. Just say the other parts of the package are not where you'd like them to be and need an increase in the offered base, otherwise you can ask for higher target bonus, sign on, etc.

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Why would you give a range instead of a minimum acceptable number? Would you turn it down if offer something above the max range?

When I changed industries to move to consulting, I gave a $10k range and somehow received an offer on the high side of that. Honestly I was kind of surprised, but the range I gave was recommended by my referrer.

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