HR recruiters as well as third-party recruiters have a cute little con they try to inflict upon job hunters when the company comes in with an offer that’s a little bit too low. Here’s how to respond to it. #shorts


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You get the offer, It's a little bit too low. The recruiter at the company says to you something along the lines of, "Are you really so fixated on the money, you'd turn down this great opportunity for $5,000." And they're trying to make you feel like you're dumb. And the response to that is really important. Because it's not just the 5000 dollars. You say to them, "it's not just $5,000. It's every raise after that, that I'm with you comes in less because I accepted a lower offer. So please increase it to the amount that I asked for, and you'll have my acceptance right away." Again, don't fall for the con. I'm Jeff Altman, The Big Game Hunter. Follow me on YouTube at There's a lot more there and you'll get notified when I put out something new.


Jeff Altman, The Big Game Hunter is a career and leadership coach who worked as a recruiter for more than 40 years.

Jeff Altman, The Big Game Hunter
Jeff Altman, The Big Game Hunter

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2 Responses
    1. Jeff Altman, The Big Game Hunter

      It’s so easy to guilt them like they try to guilt job hunters. As a consultant, you tend not to care. That’s fine.

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