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Old 27-02-2012, 02:19 PM
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Originally Posted by Unregistered View Post
Robert Half is a recruitment agency. Agencies are famous for super inflating their salary numbers to attract candidates to deposit CV with them.

If you want accurate benchmarks you need to go to management consulting firms like Aon Hewitt, Mercer, Hay, Towers Perrin, HRBS etc.

For eg. there is no way an average IT guy can hit $125k in 6 years like what they report. High fliers possible, but as an average, no.

I agree even mid and back office jobs in banks make a lot more than outside, but you loose credibility when you quote a recruitment agent.
Sh!t then I'm in trouble. I went to an interview with a bank a few days ago for a risk management position and citied 160k as expected basic salary because the booklet the recruiter pass me listed risk management jobs as between 180k - 260k.

Since I'm switiching from engineering, I thought underquote a bit to make myself more competitive, but it's still 30% more than what I'm getting now. If the numbers are inflated, then I could be quoting numbers too high...
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