How much should I get paid?

rbowmanrbowman Posts: 59Member ■■□□□□□□□□
Im trying to adjust my resume on monster and I believe the reason why Im not getting much hits is because I posted that I wanted 35k a year. I got to looking and noticed that with my current skills someone would have to be crazy to hire me at that wage.

My current credentials are that I have an A.A.S. and will soon be network+ certified. I dont have any real world experience besides the labs in school. I also live in SW Virginia (Roanoke area) and will be looking for jobs in VA and the surrounding states.

So whats my price tag? :)

Comments

  • OlajuwonOlajuwon Posts: 356Inactive Imported Users
    Yeah, you shouldn't expect that much in your area with your credentials, but you could easily make that in a big city without good credentials.
    "And in the end, it's not the years in your life that count. It's the life in your years"
  • 12thlevelwarrior12thlevelwarrior Posts: 302Member
    post what you will be happy with and stick with it. sounds reasonable to me.
    Every man dies, not every man really lives.
  • Kevin.SmithKevin.Smith Posts: 33Member ■■□□□□□□□□
    With no experience you can't expect too much. 30k is what you should shoot for starting out (thats what I started at 3 months ago and have already gotten a promotion). I woundn't say take any amount but if you can survive without the money, just look for anything to obtain experience.
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  • rbowmanrbowman Posts: 59Member ■■□□□□□□□□
    Yeah I lowered it on my profile to 27k which is great for my area. What I really need is experience and I am right now trying to get an internship at UPS which is where I work at now.
  • qsubqsub Posts: 303Member
    Olajuwon wrote:
    Yeah, you shouldn't expect that much in your area with your credentials, but you could easily make that in a big city without good credentials.

    Big city normally means bigger cost of living. So it evens out.
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