I am working with an executive recruiter on a number of positions. We have discussed my current salary and compensation so that is out there. I just came back from an interview with a CFO and it went well. In speaking with the executive recruiter I ranked the opportunity (1 to 10) and compared to my current situation ranking.
Then I was sent for a spin. They asked what is the bare minimum BASE salary that I would leave my current position for. And secondly what is the amount that I want. So in essence giving a range to the exec recruiter whom has been hired by the company. No offer has been made and none will be made by the Company for 2 weeks.
I get suspicious about showing my hand. My gut reaction is to not state figures as it is indicating my push point.