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negotiation 101

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I received an offer from a potential client, but I'm a bit confused.  This is a direct hire from a head hunter whom is planning on providing a base of $75k for year, but when I spoke to this agency, I told them that I was making in the neighborhood of 85k a year.  The client whom I would be working for, posted on their site that the job is up to 100k.

What to do?

The hours worked on a weekly basis would be between 40-50 hours...sometimes a bit more/less.

I'm also getting a small amount of shares from the start, but I'm thinking that they are low balling me.
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dhsindyRetired considering supplemental income.

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I would say that most of the time when you make a move you should get an increase to pay your expenses but remember they have to pay the head hunter.  If I was you I would probably insist on 90k/year provided you are currently employed.  If you are presently unemployed that is a whole different ballgame (more risk for them).

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I agree with dshindy.
   If you are employed, the ball is in your court and you are ready to score, so use the momentum of your currently salary to push them to meet your expectations.
   If you are not currently employed and desire the job, they are holding the cards and low-balling is a part of the game.
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