Brought back to interview for a role, now with lower pay
May 23,2023 at 2:41PM UTC
Looking for some advice on how to handle! I was laid off from a role and company I loved a few months ago. Shortly there after I interviewed at a competitor for a role that really fit my own goals and interests, but paid around $10k less than I was previously earning. I pursued it anyway, but did not get the job. Almost 2 months later, I get a message from the recruiter that there was another similar position and the original hiring manager wanted me to interview for it. They are fast tracking the process (so to speak) and I am meeting with multiple team members at once. However, the role is now listed at paying $20k less than I was making at my last job. I am struggling with how to handle because at the end of the day I think I would prefer this role to some of the others I am interviewing for. But some of the others I am interviewing for are paying (in one case) $60k MORE than my last! I would be stupid not to take that and take this one instead.
To be clear I have not received any offers yet. But is there anything I can do about this particular role that has come back into the fold? Can I ask for more money or more SOMETHING to make it worth it? If so, how? It feels like a bit of a slap in the face for my level of experience to be paying me so much lower than market value - this would be a salary for someone many years my junior. But it would be a good step for my interests and career since it is at a competitor company in my ideal industry. Any Recruiters or Talent Acquisiton people I’d love to know how you’d handle a candidate like me too.
Browse recent posts
My previous employer and I ended on bad terms.
I was PIP'd out and and offered a severance agreement which, if I signed, I would have waived my right to file against the company, but they would say I was a "reduction in force." I did not sign it, and instead filed with the EEOC, case is still in process.
I'm concerned on the background check when a potential employer calls to verify employment, I know they are not allowed to get into any specifics, but can they say I might not be eligible for a rehire? How would I handle this if the new employer comes back and asks about it? Anyone have experience with this?
0 Likes • 1 Comment
How to balance work, kids, spouse, and a dying parent out of state?
The stress is no joke
1 Like • 4 Comments
Melbourne, FL - Recommended Neighborhoods
im moving to Melbourne, FL for work and will be buying a house. I've seen that there are some nearby cities that seems great (amenities, safety, etc.) Are there certain cities/neighborhoods you'd recommend? Any tips are appreciated!
0 Likes • 0 Comments
When applying to jobs does the time of day or day of week make a difference?
I am currently employed full-time and am actively job hunting, but my availability for applying is primarily during evenings, nights and on weekends.
Besides the circumstance of being unemployed, I suspect that jobs receiving over 100 applications within an hour of being posted may be due to automated application processes.
Given this scenario, do I still stand a chance? I will never be among the first batch of applications, and I’m concerned I might get lost amidst the multitude of others.
I have heard that recruiters tend to look at the first and last batches of applications received. Additionally, I have heard of applicants submitting 100 resumes a day. I don’t know how that’s possible, even if I were unemployed lol. I could never blindly apply to a job, and tailoring my resume to each job opportunity requires time and effort. Unfortunately, I have had 0 offers to interview. I’m starting to wonder if auto apply maybe is the way to go. :/
Thanks in advance for your help! :
0 Likes • 1 Comment
My company is changing my job role.
As a writer, I am supposed to write blogs for my company. My colleagues give me feedback, and I act on it. I am expected to churn out 'the perfect' blog, which won't require a second eye. However, I never get to give feedback on their work, and I see mistakes in their articles after they're published.
February was light, with less workload. However, today my boss told me that they're shifting me from a content writer role to a market researcher role, citing that 'I don't seem to improve even after the feedback'. I have never done market research before.
My mom suspects they are changing my role to avoid hiring a market researcher and also keep me busy. Should I stay or start looking?
0 Likes • 4 Comments
What is the best way to highlight older experience or hidden relevant JD components hidden beneath roles?
After losing my job, I've been considering my options and when I was most engaged with my career. That revolves around entertainment marketing.
I have prior work in the industry but while some of it is recognized on my resume, unfortunately it's older / on my second page and the more recent experience is in industries where you wouldn't traditionally consider creative fields.
In banking, I carved out a niche working on entertainment and sports sponsorships but my title doesn't relate and I'm worried that recruiters spending a short time reviewing applications will dismiss banking and education without taking a deeper dive in terms of what I accomplished in those positions.
I've worked with concerts, musicians, theater groups etc. that ties in to the roles I'm applying for but not hearing anything from the more creative industries. I've looked into nonprofit work trying to channel my experience with fundraising and but while I've done fundraising for entertainment, it's again not easily understood when parsing my resume as the corporate companies had charity divisions.
I'm spending hours customizing my resumes for each application and before starting again this week, I wanted to ask if there's anything else I can try? Should I avoid a linear resume and add a related work section to the top highlighting the roles that apply and take out anything that doesn't showcase that background from the other positions? Thank you!