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Posted on Jul 23, 2020
CPL David Muir
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SGT David A. 'Cowboy' Groth
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Thank you for the great information CPL.
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CPL David Muir
CPL David Muir
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Thanks David
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SGT David A. 'Cowboy' Groth
SGT David A. 'Cowboy' Groth
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CPL David Muir You're very welcome brother.
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PO3 John Gruener
PO3 John Gruener
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Hey Cowboy, THANK you for you're service. Be good.
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SPC John Tacetta
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Great advice.

To expand a bit on the author's presentation, you should avoid talking money until you know exactly what you will be expected to do as a single job category can encompass a wide range of services and the duties will set the salary more than the job description. A plumber setting up boilers should make a fair amount more than one changing faucets. Remember, you are interviewing the employer as much as they are interviewing you. You should have firm expectations in regard to what you're looking to do as well as your salary requirements.

In my opinion, you should be prepared with a number as well as your job expectations during your first interview. As a (small) employer I'm usually fairly certain of what I am able to pay for a given position and for an unproven candidate the range is usually rather narrow. Moreover, I don't want to waste my time with someone who's seeking more than I'm willing to spend. Many employers, particularly union outfits, have set scales for their employees, so there may be only two options: yes or no. You and your employer will know one another after a year and that's the time you can ask for a raise. Just keep in mind that, unlike the service, you can leave at any time. I moved around a bit during my early career because often the best way to move up is to move out because advancement can often be difficult in a stratified shop.

Happy hunting!
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SFC Walter Lovett
SFC Walter Lovett
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This is exactly the part of the negotiations I was going to bring up. Knowing the full scope of the job is much more than what is usually listed in the job announcement. This is especially true for government jobs as in many cases the requisition is either old or so generic it does not fully cover all the duties for the position.
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PO3 John Gruener
PO3 John Gruener
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I'm afraid of unions, I would prefer my employees to being my team. Nothing against unions.
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PO3 John Gruener
PO3 John Gruener
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Government contracts are a no no. After all the paper work, the government does not select the most qualified or lowest bid. They have extremely too many, and low pay. Been there done that. I'll stay commercial and residential as a side contract.
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PO3 John Gruener
PO3 John Gruener
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Dang, they won't let me like myself.
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PO3 John Gruener
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