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When an internal recruiter asks your salary range, do you ever ask them what their budget is first?

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I always ask what the job pays.

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Yes, and I would if I were you. I've gotten push back and answers that didn't make sense, but it helped me judge good recruiters vs bad ones on how they handle the question

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Of course, you work primarily for Money, don't waste your time and theirs going ahead without knowing how much they offer.

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Whoever throws out a number first is at a disadvantage so yes, try to not be the one who does.

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Also, ask them what they believe is market rate for the position

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My answer: they are very generous, I am well taken care of. What's the range of the job?

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