Should I also go in and lowball my salary so I can the job?
Like say I apply for an accountant job, but ask for $25,000 annually compared to my usual $45,000? I have a 4 year degree but for the stress of the accounting job, I can go work at the mall as a manager for that.
Asked By: hey you guys - 12/31/2007
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Stress exists in every profession .It is a relative term and if you think that the mall manager has lesser amount of stress , you are mistaken. Any job can be attended to without much stress by adopting procedures. Please do not go for a lower salary !!
Answered By: V.T.V.RAM - 12/31/2007
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If stress is the issue then take the lower stress job. There is stress in most professional and non professional positions and learning to deal with that will make you healthier Good luck
Answered By: Douglas N - 12/31/2007
No. The job pays what it pays. A company wants to hire the best person for the job and they are willing to pay for it. Just because you walk in and say you will take less doesn't mean they will give you the job. That just means you will probably do a half **** job for half the pay and nobody wants that. Step up to... More
Answered By: judybug - 12/31/2007
Don't shortchange yourself on the salary. You'll end up regretting it later. Keep looking. You'll find a job that meets your needs if you don't give up.
Answered By: Boo - 12/31/2007
not sure what your asking really, why would you ask for 25, when you think your worth 45. if stress is the problem, then your not worth 45 if you can't handle stress, but if your asking should i only ask 25 when my quals reflect i'm worth 45, why would you, it don't make sense
Answered By: Robin F - 12/31/2007
I have learned to NEVER lowball a salary figure. If you have done the homework, and If you know what the comperable pay is for the position in the industry, then ask for it...and a few dollars more... More
Answered By: Ramester - 12/31/2007
You should go in armed to the teeth with what you are worth based on geography, job title and experience. Remember, he (or she) who talks money first loses. Also remember that there are other options for compensation including, vacation time, company car, flex hours, performance bonuses, insurance, retirement and... More
Answered By: John B - 12/31/2007
Are you changing careers? Do you have a degree in accounting? can you survive with a $20k paycut??? if somehow you get hired, you'll have put yourself behind financially by years - what type of work are you doing now for 45k? $25k sounds low for even someone right out of college in accounting
Answered By: Doctor Deth - 12/31/2007
Never low ball the salary. Be prepared to come down but don't sell yourself short. You'll only resent it later.
Answered By: kvcar2 - 12/31/2007
You should always request what the market is paying. This is called Market Value. Never low ball yourself. This is what happens. A position requests salary requirements. Two applicants apply. One for $30k the other for $56k. There a two openings. Which one gets the job? Both. In additional, always ask for a bit more... More
Answered By: greentea4unme - 1/1/2008
why state a salary? Can't you just put "negotiable"?
Answered By: Fashionista - 1/1/2008
Never do that. As the others will tell you, it will take forever to get back up to speed. As for the stress, there is a certain amount to every job, and unfortunately, it comes when you least expect it, so you may as well be making a good salary and paying your bills while you're losing your hair.
Answered By: hmark - 1/2/2008
As an HR pro, you should never ever give your salary expectations first, even if they ask. The best response is put it back on them asking something about the range they are looking for. With a 4 year degree in accounting asking 25,000 would send me signals that 1 you have no self confidence and 2 that you must have a... More
Answered By: Nathan M - 1/2/2008
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