Pre-Interview conversations with recruiter. Pushing for compensation range.
I have a recruiter pushing me to give him/her a salary range before they decide to move forward with my candidacy for a few positions.
They're insisting that they need to ensure my expectations fit into their headcount budget on the teams interested.
I normally preach not giving a number under any circumstances as it diminishes my position during post interview negotiating.
Does anyone have ideas? I am interested in the company but want to avoid giving the number out at any cost.
Yoe: 6.5 years. Senior Software Engineer, MTS4.