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Old 05-10-2014, 05:14 PM
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Default How much salary cut are you willing to take to work here?

Have you been posed this question during a job interview?
Why do interviewers believe that a guy would be willing to take a cut in salary?
A friend of mine drew 6000 pm. He told the interviewer 'i will settle for a cut of 1000 per month. my current salary is 7700 pm'
so he was offered 6700 pm. HR was happy, he is happy.
who is the sucker here...

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Old 05-10-2014, 09:42 PM
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Have you been posed this question during a job interview?
Why do interviewers believe that a guy would be willing to take a cut in salary?
A friend of mine drew 6000 pm. He told the interviewer 'i will settle for a cut of 1000 per month. my current salary is 7700 pm'
so he was offered 6700 pm. HR was happy, he is happy.
who is the sucker here...
Don't bother lying. HR will ask for your latest payslip.

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Old 06-10-2014, 02:10 AM
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It did happen to me. I won't name the company but it's a reputable consulting firm. They advertised for Managerial roles and I was called up for an interview, during which they probed "what is the bare minimum" salary expectations. I avoided answering the question as I felt it wasn't the right time to discuss remuneration since there is no offer yet. I was eventually forced to give a figure and I replied "market rate for similar roles" at other competitor's firm, "which I am sure you already know the salary range". Then to my surprise, the hiring manager said "how much lower would you be comfortable with then?" To which I said I will consider all offers carefully if I am offered the job. I later found out that they were in fact filing for senior executive roles as it seems they had difficulties finding people.

Whatever it is NEVER inflate your last drawn. HR DO check and they can find out very easily if you had lied.

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Old 06-10-2014, 07:29 AM
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Don't bother lying. HR will ask for your latest payslip.
I personally know of people who have done this and gotten away. HR asks for latest payslip but often have no way to verify it. Sometimes the person comes from a comapny that has tight rules about disclosing confidental details of current of ex employees.

I ones suspected a candidate of supplying false information but had no way to prove it.
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dont talk nonsense. I work in HR and such pay documents can easily be verified by many means.

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I personally know of people who have done this and gotten away. HR asks for latest payslip but often have no way to verify it. Sometimes the person comes from a comapny that has tight rules about disclosing confidental details of current of ex employees.

I ones suspected a candidate of supplying false information but had no way to prove it.
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Old 06-10-2014, 10:21 AM
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dont talk nonsense. I work in HR and such pay documents can easily be verified by many means.
The question is "how much cut are you willing to take". I will never take a cut. But honestly, how does one respond to such nonsense?
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Don't bother lying. HR will ask for your latest payslip.
A company asked for my latest payslip and never come back.

Months later then I found my current pay is higher than the hiring manager...
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