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mikec0824
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Desired Salary Question

Postby mikec0824 » Thu Dec 08, 2011 7:46 pm

I had a phone interview with a law firm in Cleveland for a law clerk posistion, which turned into an in person interview next week. They sent me a form I need to fill out, which in one section asks my desired salary. I was wondering what would be the highest which I could reasonably ask for. Some backround info: It is a bankruptcy/foreclosure law firm. The firm has a total of 35 lawyers, but the office im interviewing for is newer and only has 8. I attend a law school in the 50-70 range and am on a secondary journal. Last summer I worked for a small personal injury law firm where I made $9/hr, under the table (treated as independent contractor). Any help would be appreciated!!

zomginternets
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Re: Desired Salary Question

Postby zomginternets » Thu Dec 08, 2011 8:07 pm

Ask for $25, accept ~$15.

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IAFG
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Re: Desired Salary Question

Postby IAFG » Thu Dec 08, 2011 8:11 pm

What does OCS say? I don't know what "market" is, but you should before you answer.

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Re: Desired Salary Question

Postby ran12 » Thu Dec 08, 2011 9:39 pm

zomginternets wrote:Ask for $25, accept ~$15.


Yea regardless of what the actual number is, you always ask for more to anchor yourself to negotiate down.




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