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Finding suitable jobs WAS: Job listings with demand for salary
Subject:Finding suitable jobs WAS: Job listings with demand for salary From:John Allred <jack -at- allrednet -dot- com> To:techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com Date:Tue, 06 Dec 2011 09:18:44 -0600
A lot of great answers to my initial question. Thanks!
No intent to provide a life story here... but I'm coming back to TW
after a number of years in other related fields (documentation, web
design, project management) for a handful of employers. In looking for
TW positions, I'd prefer to work nearby (rather not have to sell or
rent my house out, if possible), but I'm not opposed to taking contract
positions anywhere. Using my own scale here, jobs in the local area
rank higher. Otherwise, I wouldn't even have asked the earlier
Should I lose the focus on local jobs and begin applying all over the
country? This is unfamiliar territory for me. I just don't know what
the process entails.
On 12/6/2011 8:54 AM, Bill Swallow wrote:
The correct answer, "negotiable," won't fit into some website
True. Some make it mandatory.
If they want to start with price negotiation, I usually try to get them to
tell me how much they are planning to pay. The rule of thumb is that the one
who names a price first is the loser.
Exactly. And to your next point...
That approach has helped me save time by eliminating the NYC and DC jobs
that want to pay $23 or worse an hour.
The time-saving is on both sides, which is why they ask. If they know
they don't want to pay more than $50k for a position then they can
easily screen out the applicants way over that mark and negotiate with
the ones closer to that figure if necessary.
Still, I prefer to talk about the needs before talking money. Many
companies know what they want but not what they need. In some cases
I've been able to get them to entertain the need, and then talk money
in the context of ROI.
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