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Recruiter asked me for comp and I just said a number 25k higher than the max range for that position…he asked for a range so I gave him a huge range…does that make me look bad?

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Nope. A range is the way to go. Now if they come in at the bottom of your range you’ll know they’re trying to be cheap. Never lock into a specific # or disclose current comp. Anchor the minimum of your range high enough that it’d be a nice win for you and set the top high enough that it’d blow your mind if they offered it. Sounds like that’s what you did if I’m understanding right.

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Yes correct! I accidentally slipped and said “if I’m looking to get 30% more than this is my range” I think I let out how much I make. Guess you learn as you go.

Would you be willing to accept 25k less than your range?

Yes definitely lol

Curious: (1) did you ask the recruiter about uthe budget for the role? (2) how did he/she react when you mentioned the range?

Yes it was, but let’s see! Thank you for your advice

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