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Settle for a down stage job supply or preserve wanting?

Throwaway account, for apparent causes. Fast background:

– Worldwide pupil graduating from MBA this month

– 6 YOE in analytics and information science at varied startups previous to going to grad faculty

– Profession development: went from SQL and dashboard work to technique/consulting work and managing challenge groups of knowledge scientists and analysts

I just lately received a job supply from a Sequence B US-based fintech startup. If ever, I’d be the primary rent for his or her information staff, doing numerous SQL work and making dashboards to start out.

My drawback is that the bottom wage / whole compensation is far decrease than I anticipated (relative to my earlier expertise and common post-grad salaries) and 20-30% decrease than the opposite positions I’ve interviewed for. It’s the solely job supply I’ve in the intervening time although, and I solely have 90 days after graduating this Could to land a job (as a global pupil). The opposite corporations I am interviewing with are shifting actually slowly and I have not had luck getting some other interviews.

I’ll attempt negotiating, however any recommendation on whether or not to take this or preserve in search of one thing higher? I’d really feel extra assured deciding both means if individuals had perception on how the job market is like proper now.

Comment ( 1 )

  1. So just to clarify, you worked 6y in analytics prior to going back to graduate school as an international student? Was all your prior experience international as well?

    Context is important in this case because it sounds like you went from managing a team of data scientists to being unemployed and then going back to school as an international student – if that’s the case, then your prior experience probably gives you less leverage (especially if its all overseas experience). You also have a leverage problem due to your international time constraints as you noted.

    I’d negotiate but take the job regardless and then jump if I get a better offer. But it would have to be a much better offer to jump and risk burning bridges. Also depends what your length of stay was at prior companies. But yeah take the job after first trying to negotiate, you’re in a hard place in a bad market, and companies just don’t like to hire international students as much from my experience

    Edited for fat fingers

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