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Gift for a Headhunter?

Discussion in 'General Chat' started by Hawkeye, Jul 1, 2006.

  1. faustian bargain

    faustian bargain Senior member

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    Hmm, well I'm going to get them thank you cards, because I want to keep on their good sides, always good to have a contact to fall back on. So, since they got so much of this years salary, should I expect it to kick up next year? That would be a nice little surprise. All in all though, I can't be angry, I got the job I wanted in a great company, so even if they got a lot of my money, I kinda think it was worth it in the end.

    your new employer basically paid them a chunk of change to find an employee. don't take the 'percentage of salary' thing too literally - it wasn't ever going to be your money. although you can take some heart in the fact that they needed you enough to have paid someone to find you. it's not much of a bargaining chip at salary review time, though.
     
  2. muelleran

    muelleran Senior member

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    your new employer basically paid them a chunk of change to find an employee. don't take the 'percentage of salary' thing too literally - it wasn't ever going to be your money. although you can take some heart in the fact that they needed you enough to have paid someone to find you. it's not much of a bargaining chip at salary review time, though.


    Yes, they don't take your money literally - it is just a means by which their fee is being calculated. [​IMG]
    In my experience it does help that your employer had to pay someone to find you. To quote Jerry Weinberg: "The more they pay you, the more they repect you". One big advantage I had getting my jobs through headhunters was that the headhunters could advise me about the maximum I could ask for salary, I know now that that gave me an extra 10%. [​IMG]
     

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