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Old 13-02-2014, 09:50 AM
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to add, the role you were in , the KPI seems to be difficult to justify. Like how much $$ do you save or sales you brought in for the dept or business you are in.
If you are in a position where you can brag numbers based on your achievements then you can command much more, even leadership role.
5 yrs after grad, I think u should be able to gun for manager or asst mgr post. You may not need to have people under your hierarchy but you stake in the dept should be more significant.
Can you formulate your resume to show more numbers like sales you brought in?
Actually, in my current role (which I just quit), although job title is executive, the discretion to make decisions is extremly wide-ranging, compared to other decisions. I have the ability to make decisions without consultation, and I think in comparision with elsewhere, it is unusual, because when I speak to my colleagues, they all mentioned that even as managers, they have to seek appproval for the work I sometimes do on a daily basis.

Will follow your advice and update my resume.

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Im frm the same uni, but grad 9 yrs ago, not on dean list. (similar course) but i think u are underpaid/under offered. 3.1 or 3.2 is like entry level. Now the job market is suppose to be better. My time when I grad and started to wrk was 04 or 05, the times was bad so my starting was 2k, but hopped a few jobs and 3rd job 4 yrs later was 4k. Thats in 08/09. Im sure u can do better, dont listen to agents, they just want to quickly close and earn the commission. If its a headhunter who approached you for another post, they typically try to get u the best deal.
I just spoke to someone else....this is what that person said:

- Current salary high on market side but as no commission, balances out

- asking for $3.5K without commission still ok but may not get for the future position I am applying for & current salary you are holding \


Anyway, I am still asking for $3.5K, until the situation become very jialat.....

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Dear All, need your kind advice:

Let's say my current monthly basic is $1000 (guaranteed).
I also get 1 month AWS plus $1200 allowance per annum (guaranteed).
And say 1 month variable bonus (non-guaranteed).

Only taking into account the guaranteed portion, can I show in the resume, my current salary as: (1000 x 13 + 1200)/12 = 1183?

And if I'm expecting a 10% increment in the new job, I can put my expected salary as: 1183 x 110% = 1301?

Or how do you guys normally calculate and present your current/expected salary in your resume when applying for new jobs just in case the new job does not have any AWS or allowance?

Thank you in advance!

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Dear All, need your kind advice:

Let's say my current monthly basic is $1000 (guaranteed).
I also get 1 month AWS plus $1200 allowance per annum (guaranteed).
And say 1 month variable bonus (non-guaranteed).

Only taking into account the guaranteed portion, can I show in the resume, my current salary as: (1000 x 13 + 1200)/12 = 1183?

And if I'm expecting a 10% increment in the new job, I can put my expected salary as: 1183 x 110% = 1301?

Or how do you guys normally calculate and present your current/expected salary in your resume when applying for new jobs just in case the new job does not have any AWS or allowance?

Thank you in advance!
state your total annual package instead of monthly.
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Old 26-02-2014, 09:21 AM
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state your total annual package instead of monthly.
Yes, this will be the best choice. However, the HR forms in many companies do not allow this. Should we take the figure for total annual package and divide it by 12 then? If so, it wouldn't match the "last drawn salary" which they refer to in the payslip they request for...
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state your total annual package instead of monthly.
I state my monthly salary and annual in my expected as my current package, I get some retainment shares from my company which amount to 8k a yr. I add this to my annual.

In short, you can put in monthly, but always be sure to calculate your next pay check in terms of overall salary and perks. Sometimes its not always about $$ u move to a next job.
But in your case I can see you are severely underpaid, my advice is not to compromise as you are in your peak and should continue to get a decent increment in every job hop. Come 40++ you may not command good increments.

If you are not cash strap, ride it out, try similiar post but mayb slight more sales driven, since you bring in students for your company/uni.

I have a fren in a similiar post but NUS, snr manager, I doubt she earns little, her main scope is to counsel students in career options and choices, also working with private companies for job placements for uni students in her faculty. She is from the same uni as you and studied a similiar course. Also, this is a new job switch for her as she is previously from the private sector. I believe her salary should be in the range of 8 to 9k, 13yrs exp
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I state my monthly salary and annual in my expected as my current package, I get some retainment shares from my company which amount to 8k a yr. I add this to my annual.

In short, you can put in monthly, but always be sure to calculate your next pay check in terms of overall salary and perks. Sometimes its not always about $$ u move to a next job.
But in your case I can see you are severely underpaid, my advice is not to compromise as you are in your peak and should continue to get a decent increment in every job hop. Come 40++ you may not command good increments.

If you are not cash strap, ride it out, try similiar post but mayb slight more sales driven, since you bring in students for your company/uni.

I have a fren in a similiar post but NUS, snr manager, I doubt she earns little, her main scope is to counsel students in career options and choices, also working with private companies for job placements for uni students in her faculty. She is from the same uni as you and studied a similiar course. Also, this is a new job switch for her as she is previously from the private sector. I believe her salary should be in the range of 8 to 9k, 13yrs exp
there is another thread going on here that sr manager in NUS is an entry level position and surely does not command 8-9k. i think u shouldn't give TS false hope.
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Current base salary is ~16k, with about 4k additional salary (comms) per month on avg.
If I were to change to a new job, what % increment would be considered industry average at this salary level?
Online research suggests around 15-20% at least, but I'm wondering if that might be too much to ask for as 15% translates to almost 2.5K jump monthly.

Thanks!
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Current base salary is ~16k, with about 4k additional salary (comms) per month on avg.
If I were to change to a new job, what % increment would be considered industry average at this salary level?
Online research suggests around 15-20% at least, but I'm wondering if that might be too much to ask for as 15% translates to almost 2.5K jump monthly.

Thanks!
If your pay is actually at that level I doubt you would need advice on how to negotiate a package.
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That was not helpful. I'm asking for actual experiences of people changing jobs at that level (which, in the first place, isn't very high in the tech industry) so that I could have some reference points (granted there are many variables, but no harm asking). This has nothing to do with negotiation skills.
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