(Closed) Receiving calls for interviews

posted 6 years ago in Career
Post # 3
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

I’ve never been asked for a pay stub…. That sounds fishy.  I wouldn’t give it to them.

Post # 5
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: July 2010

@asscherlover:  I would tell them that you’d prefer their offer be based on your qualifications and past experience.

Post # 6
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2011

I had a similar situation when I applied for jobs after my graduation. During school, I’m supported by a very small stipend that’s nowhere near what I’d need as a salary. However, when I applied for my job, standard company policy was to check documentation of my prior salary. I gave them the documentation and explained the situation. The hiring manager was totally understanding of the situation (obviously a student makes much less than fair market value) and I got what I believe is a very fair offer based on my qualifications.

I guess my advice is to bring the documentation they ask for, but explain the low salary during your interview. Be sure to have a range in mind that you think is appropriate for your salary.

Post # 8
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2011

Pay varies a lot by your field and location. Have you tried using salary.com ? I found that very helpful in my search. Also, my college publishes the average salary range for the previous year’s graduates in my major. You may want to check if yours has something similar.

 

Post # 10
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: August 2013

Look through glassdoor.com for salaries in your field and in your area.

Post # 11
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

My college students ask me about this all the time! I advise them to give them the number and then explain that these are part-time jobs that are (typically) work-study, meaning that a porotion of your pay goes to your tuition and is not seen in your paycheck. If you receive a 4k cap on your work-study, ask if you can add that amount to your paycheck explanation. So, if you made 20k last year through your college work program, you would technically make 24k per year. 

Also, you could always negotiate after they come back with an offer. Dont be afraid to do so. Having that college degree, no matter what it is, means that you can command more pay. 

Post # 13
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: August 2013

Honestly? Take the second one. It’s way more money.

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