- Mar 21, 2006
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i'll talk in a factor of the contract fee as that way I can disclose: - Interviewed at well known US tech company I want really want to work for. Process has taken 2 months. via recruiter they said they want to offer me the job (no formal offer) for 12 month contract. - Recruiter asked me what salary range I wanted and suggested sgd90-100k (market for local recruiter with 4 years experience). - I have 6 years experience and am currently paid sgd140k at home. I also need to relocate. So I requested 140ksgd + allowances for relocation, plane ticket etc. Market for my experience level is 120k-150k. - After 1 week, company comes back via recruiter. They say they only budgeted for 90-100k but willing to offer me 110k with no relocation allowances. - I really want the job as it will look great on my resume and be great experience. It would be a "game changer" for my cv. - After tax I make the same money but I need to relocate. - I'm assuming they can't fill the position from the local talent pool. However, also possibility they are just trying to get value for money. - They're also a F500 company so I know that budget is a big consideration for them and I'm guessing a heap of approvals needed to up a recruiting budget. - I'd probably accept (not happily) at current offer of 110k but would prefer as close to 130k as possible (off set the relocation costs). - I'm considering countering again by stating market for my experience is 120k-150k and meeting them in the middle of my original request (140k) and their counter (110k) by offering 125k. Do I keep negotiating here or is it bad form to counter again? Thank you wise SF'ers!