11/28/12

Hi there! :)

As you may already know from my other 1,000,000 posts, I am currently a college freshman, and I am on the verge of securing an internship, so I'm FUCKING HAPPY!

However, the firm wants to know what is my desired salary. Should I put zero, since I have no prior experience in finance? If not, then what should I put?

Thank you in advance for your help!

xxkdjxx

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11/28/12

"Market"

Or if you are feeling extra ambitious .... $400k plus Carry

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11/28/12

Yeah market works or just put "To be discussed". Thats what I usually did.

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11/28/12

"Market or TBD" is fine. Usually for internships they know what they will pay you anyways.

11/28/12

Ask around, get an idea of what they have paid in the past. Or put the Market.

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11/28/12

Can't go wrong with market

11/28/12

always try glassdoor.com to get an idea if you have no basis at all for salary, its pretty helpful and is a good starting point.

Hugo

11/28/12

Desired Salary: Yes

11/29/12

SirTradesaLot:
Desired Salary: Yes

Haha I don't know why but this killed me... I was thinking "Please!" in my head...

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11/29/12

Thanks for all the responses.

I'll just put down "market."

11/29/12

fucking lol
you're not actually supposed to give a number dude
you're supposed to simply say "any amount would be fine as i really just value the learning opportunity"
would not be surprised if you didn't get an offer

Wu noAi re

11/29/12

lol

11/29/12

Assuming this is for a bank, or some other large firm that has structured internship programs, there is zero negotiation for interns -- they pay you what they pay you.

11/29/12

I usually put the range of the salary I would expect to receive given the position and my experience. But that's just me.

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11/29/12

"A pig every month and two comely lasses of virtue true"

Those who can, do. Those who can't, post threads about how to do it on WSO.

11/29/12

Put "one million dollars" and include a picture of yourself shaved bald and your little finger up to your lip

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11/29/12

Don't answer it until you absolutely have to. That's my take. Better to let them put out a bid first.

11/29/12

IlliniProgrammer:
Don't answer it until you absolutely have to. That's my take. Better to let them put out a bid first.

I've always put $0 for them, but the question is always mandatory.
11/29/12

I always put zero, also.

patternfinder:

Of course, I would just buy in scales.

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11/29/12

"street"

11/29/12

NewToBanking123123:

"street"


NewToBanking is on point. Put "Market" or "Street".
11/29/12

thanks for the advice

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