Still, some employers don’t want you to have done your research and are counting on dipping into a pool of fresh and inexperienced workers who don’t know any better in order to keep things moving within their organization.
That’s likely what this organization was after when this candidate caught the interviewer off guard by firmly stating that they knew the going rate for the position, thankfully having done their research prior to the interview. They told the interviewer that they wanted at least a market rate for the role, to which the interviewer’s “jaw dropped.”
As of writing, there have been no updates from the poster as to whether or not they successfully interviewed for the role, but it’s likely that they would have gotten passed up for the role in favor of a more desperate candidate who was willing to accept below market rate.
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