After 4 positive interviews with folks, the recruiter wanted to discuss salary. I gave a figure that ended up being about $20k higher than they were expecting for this role. I said I was willing to negotiate but no additional discussion took place. A week later, I got a “we’re going in a different direction” email. Thoughts if my salary scared them off? Feels like a catch 22 that you don’t want to short yourself yet I perhaps just lost an opportunity over it.