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Yiming Shuang
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about 2 months ago
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Would you take an interview even though the salary range is lower than your expectation?

I was catching up with my former coworker during the weekend. She’s been actively job searching but couldn’t find an ideal job that pays better than her current salary. She told me that her dream company reached out to her for an interview but the salary range is $15K lower than her ideal salary. Should she take the interview?

Would you still go with it and find out more about the job and the company? Or would you pass and move on? Check out these questions to ask a hiring manager to give you some ideas!

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Sandra S.

Some companies are highly sort out, and rarely employees rarely leave. If it's like that she should take the interview. Check out the benefits and vacation time off, etc. and weigh that in. If they really love her they may try to get her more money. Or they may give good pay raises. Good luck to her.

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Jin Xun

Yes, of course

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Alice Johnson

I believe it depends on your interest in the job itself. I would not take a job that was lower priced than I needed to pay my bills, & have some savings, extra, because if you do your not going to be happy, & your going to resent the company & the ppl working for the co. I do think if it was something I really enjoyed doing, I would take it. I work from home, I've been office manager, data entry clerk, secretary, insurance agent in 2 states, but now I want to work from home, feel more worthwhile, I always give at least 100% as the Bible states, "work as your working unto God." I really miss working, broke my back vertebrae a few years back so I need to work from home. I have letters of appreciation, I even did a lot of volunteer work during the war, kept myself busy, & the younger wives, kept us together, & staying informed. I'm not perfect, basically a country girl who learned to fly, wanted to be an attorney but my sister borrowed, huh....huh...huh my college money, it wasn't so easy to obtain grants etc., back when I was so ambitious I just knew I could do & be anything I wanted.

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Helen Torres

Yes growth is always possible

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Charlotte Hyatt

Yes take the interview!!! They may pay based on experience, benefits may be better, chances for advancement may be better.

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Clint Zimmerschied

Yes , even though lower pay than desired could be a perfect desired place to work .

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leon chan

can try if possible.

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Reynaldo Balboa

Yes but I am here in philippines

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Regina Pierce

I would have to consider if this were my ideal desired job, the possibility of pay raises and other incentives that I might enjoy. If it were not too low a cost to me I would take the job and work very hard in the job to acquire the incentives and pay increases desired.

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Frank Nino

Not now all now after Monday

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