Career and Money Advice At The Intersection Of Business And Technology

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What is your current salary, annual bonus and stock grants?

December 8th, 2012 · No Comments

Imagine you are interviewing with a potential employer. Everything is going really well. The employer has told you that they would like to offer you a job. However, to give you a competitive offer, they need to know your current base compensation, annual bonus percentage, and stock options and/or Restricted Stock Units (RSUs) you own.

How would you answer this question?

Here is my answer.

“I really enjoyed the interview process with company X. Thanks for considering offering me the job. I’m very grateful for the opportunity.

With regard to compensation, I would like to get compensated fairly and competitively. With the amount of information that is available on the Internet such as and, it’s pretty straightforward to find out if an offer is competitive or not given the job candidate’s experience and background. At the same time, I also want to stress that I evaluate job offer holistically, including the job content, the company, people, etc. Compensation is part of my decision making process, but there are other factors that are important to me as well. “

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