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curliegirl
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Some info I learned from a Job agency

I just called a woman about a job posted on Monster.

The job was filled so she asked for some info so she could look for something for me. She asked my salary requirements.........I am almost embarrassed to say I told her no less than 50K.

She sucked in her breath and I was like, is that bad?

She said LI jobs pay crap, and I am talking mid-level jobs!!!!! She said the average pay is 40-45K.

Just a little insight as to why we may not be getting calls, the pay market sux!!!!!!!!
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Posted 4/10/07 2:28 PM
 
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Re: Some info I learned from a Job agency

Posted by curliegirl

I just called a woman about a job posted on Monster.

The job was filled so she asked for some info so she could look for something for me. She asked my salary requirements.........I am almost embarrassed to say I told her no less than 50K.

She sucked in her breath and I was like, is that bad?

She said LI jobs pay crap, and I am talking mid-level jobs!!!!! She said the average pay is 40-45K.

Just a little insight as to why we may not be getting calls, the pay market sux!!!!!!!!
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what industry? my first job out of college was over that mid level rangeChat Icon

Posted 4/11/07 9:57 PM
 

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Re: Some info I learned from a Job agency

Posted by Meaghan729

Posted by curliegirl

I just called a woman about a job posted on Monster.

The job was filled so she asked for some info so she could look for something for me. She asked my salary requirements.........I am almost embarrassed to say I told her no less than 50K.

She sucked in her breath and I was like, is that bad?

She said LI jobs pay crap, and I am talking mid-level jobs!!!!! She said the average pay is 40-45K.

Just a little insight as to why we may not be getting calls, the pay market sux!!!!!!!!
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what industry? my first job out of college was over that mid level rangeChat Icon


marketing!

Posted 4/12/07 8:20 AM
 

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Re: Some info I learned from a Job agency

she is FULL OF SHYT! Chat Icon some jobs pay that little - like the one's that are still in the dark ages and places you wouldn't want to work for anyway.

it's REDICULOUS in this day and age (and LOCATION) for employers to think that they will be able to get good talent for that kind of salary Chat Icon

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Posted 4/12/07 8:39 AM
 

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Re: Some info I learned from a Job agency

Posted by SweetestOfPeas

she is FULL OF SHYT! Chat Icon some jobs pay that little - like the one's that are still in the dark ages and places you wouldn't want to work for anyway.

it's REDICULOUS in this day and age (and LOCATION) for employers to think that they will be able to get good talent for that kind of salary Chat Icon



I hope she's wrong and it's just this company. I interviewed with a company that was paying more than that as well. Ironically I interviewed a while ago, they loved me, never called, and the job is still on their website!

They were also very rude and never even responded to my thank you email! Chat Icon

Posted 4/12/07 10:25 AM
 

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Re: Some info I learned from a Job agency

Posted by curliegirl

Posted by SweetestOfPeas

she is FULL OF SHYT! Chat Icon some jobs pay that little - like the one's that are still in the dark ages and places you wouldn't want to work for anyway.

it's REDICULOUS in this day and age (and LOCATION) for employers to think that they will be able to get good talent for that kind of salary Chat Icon



I hope she's wrong and it's just this company. I interviewed with a company that was paying more than that as well. Ironically I interviewed a while ago, they loved me, never called, and the job is still on their website!

They were also very rude and never even responded to my thank you email! Chat Icon

she is 100% WRONG! like I said, if it's a good company, they will pay for talent. $45K a year Chat Icon crackheads! companies down south pay more than that - with new houses costing $250K

and I hear you on the no response thing. I can't tell you how many GREAT interviews I have been to (most of them I got called back for 2nd interviews) and never bothered to respond when I followed up. RUDE! Chat Icon

Posted 4/12/07 10:36 AM
 

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Re: Some info I learned from a Job agency

I think it depends on the company and the line of work. I wouldn't go around acting like someone who makes $45k is at a bad company or isn't worth more money, that's just too general of a statement to make.

Posted 4/12/07 12:35 PM
 

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Re: Some info I learned from a Job agency

Posted by AllyandMike

I think it depends on the company and the line of work. I wouldn't go around acting like someone who makes $45k is at a bad company or isn't worth more money, that's just too general of a statement to make.

generally speaking - Marketing Manager jobs command a higher salary than $40-45K. I'm not knocking the salary in general, but for this profession that is WAY low!

Posted 4/12/07 1:02 PM
 

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Re: Some info I learned from a Job agency

Posted by SweetestOfPeas

Posted by AllyandMike

I think it depends on the company and the line of work. I wouldn't go around acting like someone who makes $45k is at a bad company or isn't worth more money, that's just too general of a statement to make.

generally speaking - Marketing Manager jobs command a higher salary than $40-45K. I'm not knocking the salary in general, but for this profession that is WAY low!



True, but she also said "mid-level" - not manager.

Posted 4/12/07 3:53 PM
 

curliegirl
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Re: Some info I learned from a Job agency

Posted by lorich

Posted by SweetestOfPeas

Posted by AllyandMike

I think it depends on the company and the line of work. I wouldn't go around acting like someone who makes $45k is at a bad company or isn't worth more money, that's just too general of a statement to make.

generally speaking - Marketing Manager jobs command a higher salary than $40-45K. I'm not knocking the salary in general, but for this profession that is WAY low!



True, but she also said "mid-level" - not manager.



Most MMs are mid-level though, not like a Marketing Director which is upper level.
For some of the companies out there, I would knock the company if the salary was $40-45K, sorry!

Posted 4/13/07 11:25 AM
 

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Re: Some info I learned from a Job agency

I have been in marketing and product development for my whoel career

and I would consider myself mid level and make much more then that

I was making $43K as an assistant- my second year of working- with 1 promotion

Posted 4/13/07 12:35 PM
 

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Re: Some info I learned from a Job agency

Posted by Beth1210

I have been in marketing and product development for my whoel career

and I would consider myself mid level and make much more then that

I was making $43K as an assistant- my second year of working- with 1 promotion




So, I am guessing it's just this particular company, or all of LI?

Posted 4/13/07 12:45 PM
 

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Re: Some info I learned from a Job agency

Job agencies want to undercut you and give a better deal to the real client, the corporations. Go the direct route if possible. If you have prior experience you can get 50K.

Posted 4/13/07 2:26 PM
 

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Re: Some info I learned from a Job agency

Posted by MrsBlueSash

Job agencies want to undercut you and give a better deal to the real client, the corporations. Go the direct route if possible. If you have prior experience you can get 50K.

now this is JMO but a MM with 5 yrs exp should get more than that. IMO, $60K at least!

Message edited 4/13/2007 5:09:14 PM.

Posted 4/13/07 5:09 PM
 

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Re: Some info I learned from a Job agency

is this a head hunter?

Posted 4/14/07 6:52 PM
 

curliegirl
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Re: Some info I learned from a Job agency

Posted by Beth1210

is this a head hunter?



no, it's one of those job agencies where you look on monster and the job is listed with them......

Posted 4/16/07 10:34 AM
 

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Re: Some info I learned from a Job agency

Posted by curliegirl

Posted by Beth1210

is this a head hunter?



no, it's one of those job agencies where you look on monster and the job is listed with them......



forget them- they never have anything decent- that's why she is telling you this stuff

I have always done better on my own or with a headhunter

Posted 4/16/07 4:47 PM
 

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Re: Some info I learned from a Job agency

Whoever told you that is full of crappola. Every company pays differently and marketing is a hot field right now. If you are not getting many bites on your resume, I would have a professional look at it for pointers (your local library should have a career resource desk). I would also look at your cover letter to make sure it's direct and to the point but that it also has something personal that sets you apart from all of the other candidates. Salaries on LI don't suck, just some recruiting agencies do. I can say that because I'm in that field (headhunting) so please don't jump all over me for that comment...I'm speaking from an insiders perspective.

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Posted 4/16/07 9:12 PM
 

curliegirl
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Re: Some info I learned from a Job agency

Posted by Reese1106

Whoever told you that is full of crappola. Every company pays differently and marketing is a hot field right now. If you are not getting many bites on your resume, I would have a professional look at it for pointers (your local library should have a career resource desk). I would also look at your cover letter to make sure it's direct and to the point but that it also has something personal that sets you apart from all of the other candidates. Salaries on LI don't suck, just some recruiting agencies do. I can say that because I'm in that field (headhunting) so please don't jump all over me for that comment...I'm speaking from an insiders perspective.



so then maybe you can help me!!!!

Posted 4/17/07 11:39 AM
 

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Re: Some info I learned from a Job agency

i understand the frustration, but you'd be surprised. i was laid off in march and searching for PR jobs. I have 4+ years of experience and while I was pleased with my salary, it's nothing that anyone would WOW at. Well, a lot of these places, despite my experience, were looking to pay 40K. i was very surprised by what was out there (in NYC no less.)

Posted 5/7/07 5:13 PM
 

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Re: Some info I learned from a Job agency

That's rather low and sounds more like a pay after 2-3 years experience. Mid level would be 5+ years at least, I'm assuming?

My sister works in web marketing as an entry level and she's already making mid-30s. So after 2 more years at the company I have no doubt she can make close to 50k.

I would say 40-45k is low! But it really depends what industry you're with.

If you work for public or nonprofit, that's probably's the pay to be expected. But not if you're in advertising or finance.

Posted 5/7/07 6:40 PM
 

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Re: Some info I learned from a Job agency

Posted by kimchee

That's rather low and sounds more like a pay after 2-3 years experience. Mid level would be 5+ years at least, I'm assuming?

My sister works in web marketing as an entry level and she's already making mid-30s. So after 2 more years at the company I have no doubt she can make close to 50k.

I would say 40-45k is low! But it really depends what industry you're with.

If you work for public or nonprofit, that's probably's the pay to be expected. But not if you're in advertising or finance.




Then I am making NOTHING. I work in advertising (doing artwork too) for over 10 years and make about $40,000.

Posted 5/7/07 8:54 PM
 

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Re: Some info I learned from a Job agency

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Then I am making NOTHING. I work in advertising (doing artwork too) for over 10 years and make about $40,000.


I hope you don't take this they wrong way- but with 10 years experince- you are very underpaid!

have you been at the same place? I really think you should be making at least double that

Posted 5/8/07 10:44 AM
 

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Re: Some info I learned from a Job agency

Posted by Beth1210

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Then I am making NOTHING. I work in advertising (doing artwork too) for over 10 years and make about $40,000.



I hope you don't take this they wrong way- but with 10 years experince- you are very underpaid!

have you been at the same place? I really think you should be making at least double that





No offense!! I have been working at the same place. In LI but I started at $8/hour before I went on salary. So I have more than doubled my income but we are still underpaid.

Posted 5/8/07 11:42 AM
 

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Re: Some info I learned from a Job agency

hazeleyes, if you're good at what you do, graphics people in advertising with that many years of experience should be getting paid at least 60 or 70k!

I have 10 years in the web as well and recently been interviewing alot.

The job market is HOT! Check out craigslist.org or mediabistro.com for design jobs, you'll see that for entry level 30-40k is the norm.

So armed with that information, go out there and get your deserved pay girl! :D

Posted 5/10/07 10:11 PM
 
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