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post #16 of 22
The company is legit. I don't read them but have certainly heard of them. They stated that broad range because they want to catch everyone from the new grads through to the guys who've been writing for the business section for a decade. You're definitely on the low end, and it's a media job, not a finance job, so of course it's less than what you would have expected to make, given your degree.

Do you have any other immediate prospects? I don't know how the job market is down there for your type. You might just want to take it. How deep into analysis are you expected to go? Maybe that would be a segue into a real analyst role, or maybe it would be a weight on your resume. I would probably take the gig if you have no alternatives, but keep looking, aggressively.

But whatever the case, $30,000 is probably about as much as you can expect from the gig.
post #17 of 22
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But whatever the case, $30,000 is probably about as much as you can expect from the gig.

$30k is BARELY minimum wage.. like $14.42/hr, doesn't 7/11 pay more then that? Unless this isn't a full-time gig.
post #18 of 22
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$30k is BARELY minimum wage.. like $14.42/hr, doesn't 7/11 pay more then that? Unless this isn't a full-time gig.

Currently make more working part time for a physician managing his business.
His advice on the situation: Become a doctor.
post #19 of 22
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Originally Posted by unjung View Post
The company is legit. I don't read them but have certainly heard of them. They stated that broad range because they want to catch everyone from the new grads through to the guys who've been writing for the business section for a decade. You're definitely on the low end, and it's a media job, not a finance job, so of course it's less than what you would have expected to make, given your degree.

Do you have any other immediate prospects? I don't know how the job market is down there for your type. You might just want to take it. How deep into analysis are you expected to go? Maybe that would be a segue into a real analyst role, or maybe it would be a weight on your resume. I would probably take the gig if you have no alternatives, but keep looking, aggressively.

But whatever the case, $30,000 is probably about as much as you can expect from the gig.

+1. Salary figure isn't surprising at all for a new college grad. There are dudes with 10 years of experience who aren't making much more. Too many people willing to work cheap. Lot of people in media are desperate for any sort of job.
post #20 of 22
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+1. Salary figure isn't surprising at all for a new college grad. There are dudes with 10 years of experience who aren't making much more. Too many people willing to work cheap. Lot of people in media are desperate for any sort of job.

A lot of finance grads have an entitlement complex that they should be making 60k their first year out of school...this isn't even a finance job, it is a writing job for a spammy ad-ridden content farm (I realized I don't see their stuff with the zero-content analysts at work...I just see it spamming up my google finance pages).

I was back on campus 6mo ago eating at a restaurant and overheard two girls who I recognized as being in my class or a year older (probably now grad students or working on campus) talking about some guy. They were talking about how good a job he had that was able to pay him something like 36k...these are graduates of a top 10 university and they are jealous of that.

If you want to work somewhere that sounds equally scammy but is also legit, I know an online payday loan place you could apply to...it pays quite well, has real finance work, and the person I know who interned there actually had a great time (and now works at goldman). Seriously...I interviewed with them back when I was recruiting and they are legit and I saw an email earlier this week that they were recruiting for several different positions (and had changed their name to sound less shady).
post #21 of 22
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I just don't like the bait and switch

+1

I turned down a 40% bump on a new job because they pulled the bait and switch. I just couldn't get over the 'if they could pull that what else are they going to pull...?' piece.

If something doesn't seem right, it probably isn't, and rather than get into something knowing that it's shit up front, spend that time at the school's recruiting office setting up interviews. That's a much better option over all.
post #22 of 22
negotiate a better salary. ($36K minimum)
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