In the last post I wrote that I’d been for a couple of job interviews.
I was made a job offer but I turned it down. I can’t quite believe I did that but I did and mainly because the salary offer was far too low for what I’m willing to settle for.
I’d been asked what I would like to earn and without hesitation I gave a figure. I know it was a bit high but I thought it’s something to work with and I was willing to negotiate.
They then made me an offer that was significantly lower than what I asked for so I declined.
So job advertisers, why don’t you state at the beginning what figures you’re willing to pay someone right at the start? I’d been for two interviews with this organisation and this took up my time and their time. This time could have been better spent by them speaking to someone who’d be willing to work for this amount. I could have better spent this time looking for other work.
The thing is I’ve just applied for two other jobs where the salary also wasn’t mentioned.
Maybe I was spoiled working in recent jobs that paid quite well but surely it’s not too much to expect to be paid reasonably when you’re being asked to plan and setup digital strategies, implement and coordinate them. And surely it’s not too much to expect to be paid reasonably well when you’ve got the experience, I stress the real-world work experience that they’re seeking. Surely!
I don’t think it’s unreasonable to state the salary you wish to make. Very often it’s negotiable…and can work out to everyone’s benefit. If not, I don’t blame you for not accepting it. There will be other possibilities out there Jen…