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Re: What am I missing? (response to post by TAG) | Reply
> hmm .. How long did you talk to agent ?

It was probably something like an hour.

> I feel that you give him too much information in one time and he forgot most of it.
> Then discussing something very important - do not give too much information in one time.
> Give only most important to know at this time.
>
> As well - if you were unsure about salary - it was better to not tell any figures. This way your agent will not have any appology.

Perhaps I wasn't being clear. I wasn't *trying* to talk about salary, and I didn't just spontaneously volunteer 15 minutes worth of information on the subject. He just kept asking the same question over and over - how much money did I want? And I kept answering that there was no figure that would apply in some kind of general case, without even knowing the company. Show me a particular company, let me talk to them and get a good sense of what the job would be like, and then I can name a figure. It was only after I mentioned some figures (in specific hypothetical contexts that he completely disregarded) that he finally stopped asking. That's what he was waiting for. He just picked the most favorable (to him) number that I mentioned, wrote it down in a notebook as being the figure that I would accept for whatever job he found me, and ignored everything else. If I had never mentioned any figure, the interview never would have ended (at least until I got fed up and unilaterally walked out).
Subject Author Date
What am I missing? gt494 Feb 10, 2005 at 8:34 PM EST
Re: What am I missing? gladius Feb 10, 2005 at 10:12 PM EST
Re: What am I missing? gt494 Feb 11, 2005 at 7:49 AM EST
Re: What am I missing? gladius Feb 11, 2005 at 12:03 PM EST
Re: What am I missing? entaroadun May 9, 2005 at 10:41 AM EDT
Re: What am I missing? BradAustin Feb 11, 2005 at 1:48 AM EST
Re: What am I missing? gt494 Feb 11, 2005 at 8:01 AM EST
Re: What am I missing? BradAustin Feb 13, 2005 at 11:55 AM EST
Re: What am I missing? BradAustin Feb 13, 2005 at 12:07 PM EST
Re: What am I missing? Krzysan Feb 15, 2005 at 12:04 PM EST
Re: What am I missing? jhughes Feb 11, 2005 at 8:04 AM EST
Re: What am I missing? BradAustin Feb 12, 2005 at 12:52 PM EST
Re: What am I missing? TAG Feb 12, 2005 at 4:22 PM EST
Re: What am I missing? BradAustin Feb 13, 2005 at 11:16 AM EST
Re: What am I missing? ilham Feb 11, 2005 at 5:40 AM EST
Re: What am I missing? dplass Feb 11, 2005 at 9:22 AM EST
Re: What am I missing? Pops Feb 11, 2005 at 9:33 AM EST
Re: What am I missing? Yarin Feb 11, 2005 at 3:05 PM EST
Re: What am I missing? duner Feb 11, 2005 at 3:46 PM EST
Re: What am I missing? duner Feb 11, 2005 at 3:47 PM EST
Re: What am I missing? Yarin Feb 11, 2005 at 3:58 PM EST
Re: What am I missing? Steven Feb 12, 2005 at 1:36 AM EST
Re: What am I missing? CodeCruiser Feb 18, 2005 at 12:01 PM EST
Re: What am I missing? uler3161 Mar 1, 2005 at 10:05 PM EST
Re: What am I missing? gt494 Mar 4, 2005 at 9:14 AM EST
Re: What am I missing? dispanser Apr 16, 2005 at 9:22 AM EDT
Re: What am I missing? Olexiy Apr 16, 2005 at 3:29 PM EDT
Re: What am I missing? prekageo Apr 17, 2005 at 8:07 AM EDT
Re: What am I missing? rrenaud Apr 17, 2005 at 2:40 PM EDT
Re: What am I missing? Olexiy Apr 17, 2005 at 4:32 PM EDT
Re: What am I missing? gt494 Apr 19, 2005 at 9:21 AM EDT
Re: What am I missing? Olexiy Apr 19, 2005 at 9:53 AM EDT
Re: What am I missing? HiltonLange May 18, 2005 at 9:02 AM EDT
Re: What am I missing? Code-Guru May 5, 2005 at 11:10 PM EDT
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