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Old 12th December 2017, 10:20 AM
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I applied to a LinkedIn ad, which sadly does not give me the same barging power. But I agree, no meaning relocating if it is not good for the whole family.
If they want you how you made the first contact is not relevant. In my experience, the employer is looking for the most economical and efficient way to fill the need. They will often run ads for a while and if no luck then hire a headhunter.

The headhunter is paid based on your starting salary so they will often have an incentive to help you get the best salary possible. On the other hand, if the deal falls through because of salary demands then they get nothing so this advantage is tempered somewhat. I think that these two balance so a headhunter will generally be honest in his statement of salary range available.

If you don't get what you want, what have you lost except some time and you have gained experience for your next search?
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If they want you how you made the first contact is not relevant. In my experience, the employer is looking for the most economical and efficient way to fill the need. They will often run ads for a while and if no luck then hire a headhunter.

The headhunter is paid based on your starting salary so they will often have an incentive to help you get the best salary possible. On the other hand, if the deal falls through because of salary demands then they get nothing so this advantage is tempered somewhat. I think that these two balance so a headhunter will generally be honest in his statement of salary range available.

If you don't get what you want, what have you lost except some time and you have gained experience for your next search?
This is not through a headhunter, the interview tomorrow is with the Senior HR Manager with the company. I'm pretty open though, if they are not willing to meet my demands then I wont be interested, no meaning moving over the globe for a worse deal then I have now.
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This is not through a headhunter, the interview tomorrow is with the Senior HR Manager with the company. I'm pretty open though, if they are not willing to meet my demands then I wont be interested, no meaning moving over the globe for a worse deal then I have now.
Demands? Wishes mean diddly squat especially if internal if the conditions and pay are acceptable then the sweetener is the challenge and ones ability to accomplish such and move forward within the realms with recognition to the next big picture. As we do.

Good luck with your interview Ph76.

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The interview was rescheduled for today and I just had it. Great interview and the job sounds very interesting and challenging enough.

Sadly, the salary discussion did not come up yet and he mentioned that this will not be closed this side of the year due to x-mas.

Well well, we'll see....

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The interview was rescheduled for today and I just had it. Great interview and the job sounds very interesting and challenging enough.

Sadly, the salary discussion did not come up yet and he mentioned that this will not be closed this side of the year due to x-mas.

Well well, we'll see....
Only an observation PH76 but if I am offered a position offshore no matter internal or external (freelance) my first question to the offer is how much and what benefits and conditions and then digest, this criteria is asked by myself prior to or in the initial interview and counter offers and settlement if suitable with negotiations and possible further meetings, If you get to the second screening the position is yours, normally first interview tells the tales. Nothing really to add to this as you have already been to PH and a job offer in Lithuania for me may be more attractive as I have not been there yet, one day I hope.
Good luck with your endeavours mate, and don't take Shxt, you were invited to the prospective position for a reason.

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Only an observation PH76 but if I am offered a position offshore no matter internal or external (freelance) my first question to the offer is how much and what benefits and conditions and then digest, this criteria is asked by myself prior to or in the initial interview and counter offers and settlement if suitable with negotiations and possible further meetings, If you get to the second screening the position is yours, normally first interview tells the tales. Nothing really to add to this as you have already been to PH and a job offer in Lithuania for me may be more attractive as I have not been there yet, one day I hope.
Good luck with your endeavours mate, and don't take Shxt, you were invited to the prospective position for a reason.

Cheers, Steve.
I understand what you are saying. What I want to do is to understand the position and the importance of it in the global organization before I push for the money. Having interviews is really no biggie for me and do not take a lot of energy and Iím ok with going through a few before talking money.

My experience is not that it is concluded after the first interview, I have moved continents before (twice) and had 3 interviews before money was on the table.

If I end up not getting the position due to cash or skills in the end that Is ok as well, life is full of opportunities.
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If you end up getting paid in pesos, then reject it. It’s not worth it.

I’ve been all over the PH. Only Makati is a place I could live in. Don’t go anywhere else or you get killed ... not just robbed. Your white skin is enough ?

Unless you are an eligator working for the government. Well, that’s another story.
---Snip---. You will not be killed living outside Manila for being white. Plenty of expats live fine in cities like Ortigas and BGC Taguig (both of which are business districts.) I'm a Filipino born and raised, and I lived in the Bay area for a while. I can tell you that unless you go to the slums and bad areas of the Philippines, you have as much a chance to get stabbed and killed in parts of the US such as San Francisco.
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---Snip---. You will not be killed living outside Manila for being white. Plenty of expats live fine in cities like Ortigas and BGC Taguig (both of which are business districts.) I'm a Filipino born and raised, and I lived in the Bay area for a while. I can tell you that unless you go to the slums and bad areas of the Philippines, you have as much a chance to get stabbed and killed in parts of the US such as San Francisco.
Very well said and I fully agree.

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Interesting Fred that this post was resurrected and very recently though off the OP's original post does raise many questions totally unrelated. pronse that we haven't seen for some time (excommunicated?) and a one time poster DCTang that retaliated certainly nailed it.
The OP asked for help/opinions and appears to have moved on and hopefully is prospering unlike some.

A new post with regards to late entrants going off topic, hey don't worry dudes I'm still learning.

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