We interviewers who read this feel this is a little bit of absurd.. yes we ask questions like this... but the answers we expect, should not be stereotype. Sincere answer... why you want to leave earlier job.. there is no need to hide the fact... either it is far away, salary not in time, timings are not proper.. give the right scene where will you be after 5 years... in a better position in this company having had promotions... These will encourage employer to be good with the candidate.
Your point 4 sound unethical if you are lying to get paid better. I am a hiring manager and FYI: I dont even interview a candidate who already has an offer at hand cause there is no end to greed OR the employee generally does not know what kind of role they are looking for.
Re: Re: Unethical
by kuldip bhatt on Feb 15, 2012 05:43 PM
What is unethical in keeping the options open?? If company wants to hire 1 candidate they go for interviewing lot many candidates. Now even that should be unethical.
by kris bhatt on Feb 15, 2012 09:12 PM
But if the development/process/client manager wants to touch a number in X amount of time or too much interested in an impressive profile you cant afford to not to interview someone who already has an offer. I know HR guys think too much of them...but they are nothing but agents of management...grow up...
and if you don't interview because someone has an offer, big deal, its ur loss and your competitors gain...
most firms ask you to fill a form asking what is exact salary or directly ask you what you earn in the initial phone call itself, so question of stating a range doesn't arise. if they call you for the interview, it means they are willing to pay you at least 25% more - so ask for this. if already well employed - say you expect at least 25% more in initial phone call itself. if you are in a good job, don't waste your time going to interview if they don't readily agree. you have to take leave/tell lies/make efforts to go for the interview. funny thing i have seen is that if you ask high salary, company assumes you are good/valuable. money is most important, baaki sab bakwaas. all hr people try to write articles and pretend that money is not the most important thing - all lies. in the final analysis, money and a reasonable boss is most important. all other perks / facilities are not important - all good firms offer these.
Re: some facts of life
by kris bhatt on Feb 15, 2012 09:41 PM
money is not always the biggest issue...ask a lady who knows her worth is more but still ok with a less salary because she gets more work life balance, because may be the office is only waling distance from her house,
Ask a senior manager who knows his worth is more but he does not want to rake risks, happy being a lazy a$s.
Ask a rich local businessman's/baniya's son who knows his worth is more elsewhere but still sticks to his dream company (MNC, big 4 etc) because that gives him pride, honor in his joint and extended family.