Lies, Damned Lies, and Statistics!

This page will be used to showcase what I have found to be fibs and lies in the interview business, from original ads to Craigslist job ads and other jobs boards.  And because it is their company, hey, they get to lie.  You, with all of your great expertise and high falutin’ morals, will not bring to this organization one iota of an uptick in ethical behavior, certainly not in so far as it affects you and your circumstances.  Generally, if they’re showing their ethical or moral hand up front and you don’t like it, walk.  No, wait, run, don’t walk.  Seriously.  I am not fooling with that statement.  I knew things were bad with one organization I worked for.  I knew things were bad and I still worked for them. Turned out that things were far worse than I had thought.  I got screwed on so many things.  Collectively, the organization try to destroy my health.  They knew what they were doing.  Hell, I knew what they were doing, and I continued, at least for a short while, to let them do it to me because my back-up plan was so poorly formulated. And they still proceeded to try.  With the help of a few good friends, I exited, never to speak that company’s name or its personnel again. 

So let’s call this page, “Interview Myth Busters!”  This first one is pretty good. 

Myth #1: “Salary for the Position Depends on Experience.”  [Tuesday, August 8, 2017]

Truth: Salary is determined by the budget and market value for the potion.

Insights from Dice points out:

Actually, the salary is determined by the budget and market value for the position. For example, an employer isn’t going to pay a programmer 50 percent above the salary range maximum just because he has 10 years’ experience.

“Employers have a salary range in mind 99.9 percent of the time,” said Jennifer Price Hegener, director of recruiting for V-Soft Consulting. Having more experience or knowledge can help increase your value, but there’s a maximum amount an employer is willing to pay—no matter how much experience you have.

Research the company and the market rate for someone with your skills in your geographic area. That will give you a reasonable salary range for when you speak to recruiters and hiring managers.