Job Postings: What They Say vs. What They Mean
by Amitai Givertz, Salary.com contributing writer

"Compensation commensurate with experience"
Translation: "We have an amount budgeted but we don't want to pay that if we can get away with paying you less, or we find a lesser-qualified candidate who will accept less than you will."

If later you hear, "Sorry, you're over-qualified for this position," you'll know that you should have read between the lines before being undersold by someone who also bought the line, "An exciting opportunity to develop your career!"

 

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