Waiting on a big interview, hearing from another but only on salary

posted 3 years ago in Career
Post # 3
Hostess
24457 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2009

I wouldn’t accept an offer to a company unless I had the whole picture about benefits and workload. I don’t think it would hurt to ask about this information before saying no.

Post # 4
Member
3635 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

I hate it when companies do that.  I get that they want to know if they can afford you, but they have to understand that there’s more to consider.  I try to stick with “I make $x/year right now and I’m obviously looking to improve that but I’m considering the whole benefits package as well as my job satisfaction and I’m willing to negotiate terms.”  Right now I get a really good benefits package which makes my salary requirement quite high, but I’m willing to negotiate if they offer similar, so I try not to lead with “I want to equivalent of $x” or they just blow me off.

Post # 7
Member
1157 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2014

@chillinchillin:  I like the response email you quoted, except I’d add something at the end like “If you are still interested in speaking with me concerning the specifics of the job and company outside of strictly the salary range, I would be open to it.”

Post # 8
Member
3635 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

@chillinchillin:  No, don’t mention the other one, just let them both play out and decide on each offer as they are given to you.  If you get them both at the same time you can negotiate with them. 

Post # 11
Member
4817 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

They asked if you would entertain the offer, not accept it without any information, right? So say you would consider it and would like to come in for an interview. I would do that while waiting on the other one, but don’t accept anything until you have all offers on the table.

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