Currently in the process of interviews to change from my current senior data scientist position.
Every. God. Damn. Time. It’s that same question: “what are your salary expectations?”
To which I often reply “what is your salary range for the position?”. It’s almost impossible to get an answer to this one. All the time they say “it depends on your technical skills”. Wow, I didn’t know that! They are the one posting the job, not me gosh. And it’s not like we don’t know the skills needed for the job. If you have Databricks and AWS S3, you probably know the tech skills needed for senior positions and how much you are going to pay.
FFS, I remember when there were salaries listed next to positions. Nowadays you have to play poker to figure out how much they’ll pay you.
Anyway, enough rant for today, does any of you have tips or recommendations on negotiation of salaries? It drives me nuts and I almost don’t want to pursue with recruitment processes anymore.
NB: let’s not talk about week long “take home” assignments or “unpaid trial day at the company”…
Edit: folks, these are some pretty good tips, thanks a lot. And also: wow, I really hate the interview process.