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Why do recruiters try to get u in at the lowest possible number? Does their bonus depend on it? Seems like they should be trying to make it rain to attract the right talent

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Because budgets are a thing that exist

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Is this a real question? Are you a real consultant?

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That's their job. Of course they are going to offer you lowest possible. Firms don't make money by overpaying people. It's up to you to know your market value and demand it thru negotiation.

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Hahaha I understand, but they always have a range to work with, and just try to get in the lowest value....

Because they may have more need there. Or practice could always be pushing people down so they're preempting a tough conversation at the end.

Negotiation

Do you pay more for your milk because you like the person at the checkout counter?

I pay more for the milk if there's less of it and it's a competitive market...these recruiters typically have wide ranges to work with. I get why they might start low, but then they just start to make shit up to try and get u in the lowest number, like this shit is coming out of their pocket and their bonuses depend on it. Like the post about their not being a signing bonus?? To an experienced consultant, that's pretty weak.

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They might have a tiered bonus that incentivized a low pay but also retention

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