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Old 10-03-2013, 11:22 PM
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Is your Starting Salary for fresh Graduate Important? This is with regards to private sector.

Should you go for a job that has low pay but good opportunities? When you Job hop they offer you a salary based on your previous pay. So this will be hugely affected right?

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Is your Starting Salary for fresh Graduate Important? This is with regards to private sector.

Should you go for a job that has low pay but good opportunities? When you Job hop they offer you a salary based on your previous pay. So this will be hugely affected right?

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I cannot reiterate any more times then this.

STARTING SALARY IS EVERYTHING!!!

You know why companies ask you your previous drawn pay?..... think about it.....

If you start low, you are f**ked for life.

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I cannot reiterate any more times then this.

STARTING SALARY IS EVERYTHING!!!

You know why companies ask you your previous drawn pay?..... think about it.....

If you start low, you are f**ked for life.
does this also apply when hopping from government job to private sector? or when hopping from govt job to private sector usually there will be pay cuts?

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How much you make and how fast you rise in your first 3-5 years is more important. It will decide if you are groomed for top positions later on.
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How much you make and how fast you rise in your first 3-5 years is more important. It will decide if you are groomed for top positions later on.
My starting pay is low but I have overtaken some of my peers who had a higher starting pay than me. Furthermore, I started working 5 months later than my friends.
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My starting pay is low but I have overtaken some of my peers who had a higher starting pay than me. Furthermore, I started working 5 months later than my friends.
So what you learn and the company has career progression is more important?
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Old 13-03-2013, 09:36 AM
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I am the guy who posted :

"STARTING SALARY IS EVERYTHING"

ok obviously this statement is overly sweeping. So I'll add a little disclaimer.

Obviously this only applies to jobs which are dead and labour intensive la, like manufacturing, engineers, low level admin, blar blar you get the point.

For other case which will trash this statement would be:

Revenue generating -> usually low base, but basically that company is yours if you can sell enough.

Military and gahment jobs.

So you what industry what expectations bah
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So what you learn and the company has career progression is more important?
Yes. Understand the current trend and learn the correct skills. Carry forward to the next company and you can acheive reasonable pay rise.
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it's not where you start, it's how you end. The Journey.

I started my job at 2900 few months ago.. after probation is 3100.

Fresh grad
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1 sentence to end all arguments:

If starting salary does not matter, then why people ask for your previously drawn pay?
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