Recruiter asked for comp numbers. Is this a good sign?
I had two loops with different MSFT teams last week, and I got ghosted.
Reached out to both recruiter earlier this week and they said hiring manager still making a decision.
Today one of the recruiters reached out to me to ask for expected comp. Is this a good sign that they want to offer, or am I projecting out my FAANG fantasies?
Also, do I just respond with the usual prefer to discuss later? This is after onsite, so there's no 'later' step, its either offer or no offer. What's a good TC for Senior at MSFT if I need to open with a number?