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“In general I’m looking to make around R25,000 to R30,000 in my next role given my experience and expertise in Arthroscopy. However, compensation isn’t the only thing that matters to me and I’d love to learn more about the job, the company, and the work environment here. Your website mentions work ethos and other benefits, which signals to me that this is a company that values their employees, which is definitely important to me, and I could be a bit flexible with salary for the right fit”.
“Taking into account my experience and relations with the Orthopedic Surgeons on the East Rand in Johannesburg, which you mentioned earlier would be very helpful to the team, I’m looking for somewhere between R350,000 and R420,000 annually for this role. But for me, benefits definitely matter as well. Your free on-site gym, the 100% medical aid benefits, and other perks could definitely allow me to be a bit flexible with salary.”
“Right now finding the right position for me is more important than salary. I’d love to learn more about the job, the company, the entire benefits package, before we talk about numbers”
“Unfortunately with my experience and current salary, I don’t know if I can accept anything for less than R350,000 a year. Do you know if there is any flexibility in the budget for this role?”
“I was hoping for something more in the R15-to-R20K range, but I’m definitely open to negotiating based on the entire compensation package.”
‘That’s a great question—it would be helpful if you could share what the range is for this role”