I discovered this Forum recently and it is great!
I am moving to consultancy from industry.
I have 7+ experience in Service and Manufacturing sectors plus an MBA by Spring time.
I am currently underpaid at 40K+bens but had to cope with it as a way to move from industry to Service and while I was finishing the MBA, plus workload is fine overall in my current company.
I had 2 offers so far from 2nd tier consultancy but I think when they see I am on 40K they tend to lower their package.
The best offer so far was 50K.
My ideal would be 55K.
I could move tomorrow anywhere in the City for 50K and refused jobs for 50K over the past 12 months for the reason explained above, hence I know I have a market.
What's your opinion? Is 55K too demanding?
I gave those reasons in the past but I noticed that the consultancy world is a bit more touchy than other industry, so I would like to know from you guys whether I risk to sound cocky.
Both have not come back yet and it's been 2 weeks. It could be bad or good news.
Thanks for you advice.
P.S. Of course I would not be that fuss if a MBB would offer me 50K, but for a 2nd tier I am trying to negotiate more....