Comments for Postcards From My Life http://blog.calevans.com Lint I find in my mind's belly-button. Wed, 17 Sep 2014 22:13:14 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.0 Comment on Can I Afford This Job? by Lord Matthttp://blog.calevans.com/2014/08/21/can-i-afford-this-job/comment-page-1/#comment-114946 Wed, 17 Sep 2014 22:13:14 +0000 http://blog.calevans.com/?p=11231#comment-114946 So many of my conversations with recruiters would be significantly simpler if they paid attention to this. Not only are they often vague about the cash on the table but the location. I have had very exciting offers come up only to discover down the line that “close” to where I live really means can get there inside of a day. Anything over two hours each way needs to be able to also include overnight stays and that significantly impacts the cost/benefit consideration.

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Comment on Can I Afford This Job? by Chris Marisichttp://blog.calevans.com/2014/08/21/can-i-afford-this-job/comment-page-1/#comment-114288 Fri, 22 Aug 2014 14:49:34 +0000 http://blog.calevans.com/?p=11231#comment-114288 When i’ve been responsible for hiring in the past we did not include specific salary ranges on the position. Why? Because salary is really determined by YOU, not us. Organizations have an estimated range they’re looking at in terms of cost but for stellar candidates why wouldn’t we want to consider going 10, 20 or even 30% above our range?

If we would list exact salary ranges, that could make a person immediately disqualify themselves. Any job posting I am responsible always directly states compensation dependent upon experience.

Now there are reasons to disqualify yourself even without a specific salary range. If a post is for a mid level developer with 2 years of experience + a bachelors degree or equivalent experience and you have 15 years of job experience. Guess what? Your salary range is likely out of band. I would also make it clear what a job is not for, which most frequently was NOT FOR software architects. A qualified software architect has experience and commands a paygrade well above a senior level developer.

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Comment on Can I Afford This Job? by Dave Stokeshttp://blog.calevans.com/2014/08/21/can-i-afford-this-job/comment-page-1/#comment-114278 Fri, 22 Aug 2014 09:29:55 +0000 http://blog.calevans.com/?p=11231#comment-114278 I used to work for an online recruiting company and was surprised how many firms were squeamish about posting salaries. They were hoping to get that one low cost diamond that perfectly met all their needs and did not consider how much of their resources were spent on sorting out less qualified applicants.

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Comment on Can I Afford This Job? by Hari KThttp://blog.calevans.com/2014/08/21/can-i-afford-this-job/comment-page-1/#comment-114276 Fri, 22 Aug 2014 09:07:02 +0000 http://blog.calevans.com/?p=11231#comment-114276 When you are jobless you may opt for any Job. But you will quit in a few months. As Sean Coats mentioned salary is a constraint for a person who have family and lots of stuffs to do with it.

Once you joined the firm your colleagues are the one they talk. If you are rewarded more than the one you are giving to someone of same quality that will bring noise on both.

That brings to a wonderful place, 2 jobs to fill :-) . Understand the reason why someone left try to learn from it than looking for new developers. Things are always great when you see from outside. The inside will worst as Heaven.

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Comment on Can I Afford This Job? by UFTimmyhttp://blog.calevans.com/2014/08/21/can-i-afford-this-job/comment-page-1/#comment-114251 Thu, 21 Aug 2014 16:50:53 +0000 http://blog.calevans.com/?p=11231#comment-114251 I saw that same job posted earlier and my reaction was the same.

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