A Bird In Hand….negotiate your Salary well….
Time : Circa January 2012
Assignment : Quite an interesting one, for a Salesforce.com CRM Administrator ( Our Job Reference JXGPR/09 .. still floating on the Net somewhere ! )
Found Mr. N after quite an extensive search due various constraints of the Client ( location, budget … ) . Mr. N was unemployed at the time and keenly looking for a good opportunity ( was he lucky ? ) . Phone interview followed up with a personal interview for which he was called at Company Headquarters and lodged in Company Guesthouse.
Not a v. good fit. But Client in hurry since Trainers from Germany coming in. Exhibitions planned etc. So , offer given to the Mr. N to join immediately. Salary etc. as per our discussions with him.
Mr. N starts dragging his feet saying he was looking for more $$$$. Finally he accepts offer.
But does NOT join !
As of July 2012, he is still looking for a “better opportunity “!!
Update on 15th May 2014 : Checked on the Candidate’s CV again ( yes we DO track well when we want to 🙂 ) .. he got a job in Dec. 2012 and his present salary is about 17 % LESSER than that of the candidate we finally placed in the above assignment !
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