Electronics/Engineering TechnicianCKT said:More info please
gpSRT said:Yea but if you settle for something and let yourself get jerked, it hurts your future salary as well.
Case in point, I'll use me b/c I did that and get shafted.
The last job I worked at doing technical support i made a whole whooping $17k a year, full time mind you. I settled b/c I had no job and needed experience in the field and certifications.
Well most IT jobs want a salary history, you can usually embelish a little bit (I wouldn't suggest it), but I didn't I applied for a job in NJ doing network consulting, the position posting said "Salary between $45-55k annually" so I thought sweet. Well there was a whole different tune when during the interview he asked me my past salary, he made an offer of $34k and I talked him into $38k. Anyways I didnt work there. Same thing happened w/ my currnet job, it was budgeted for $50k, but when they seen my salary history they offered me $32k, which I talked them up a little more. So all and all I got shafted but now I like the job and now i'm stuck since i'm having a baby in March.
I would say if you have to settle don't plan on staying too long b/c if you need a job to pay the bills fine, but if you stay too long you make future employers think 1 of 2 things...
1) He's got all these skills and he likes working for cheap
2) He must not be that skilled and that's why he works cheap
...So they'll either low ball you or you may not get an offer.