Understand the recruiter's perspective and objectives. Here's why, according to Brown, the first question candidates should ask recruiters should be about salary range. For example, many companies offer rebates for continuing education, transportation benefits in metropolitan areas, or a 401 (k) counterpart. Signature bonuses, relocation packages, performance-based bonuses and stock options should also be considered.
The salary number is only part of a global offer. Recruiters know what positions are worth and their responsibilities. They can better assess your salary expectations and even give you a rank. When the next recruiter contacts you, talk to him about the responsibilities and salary of the position.
You may not get a specific number this way, but a range is better than being in the dark. These recruiters should have the same strategy manual as the recruiters who discussed my interview with Glassdoor. The mass protest on social media in response to the failed recruitment attempt has led many commentators to take a stand against the recruiter.