Got a call from a rather pushy UK recruiter firm (I live in Europe) from a recruiter I've never spoken to before. His first real question was what salary will I consider for a full-time role.
Question: what is the best strategy for this kind of sudden death salary questions?
I said that I prefer to discuss salary when I'll know at least smth about the job. Did not help. I mentioned that I am not comfortable giving him this info right now, but he pressed on.
I mentioned along the lines that I have to review every role and salary individually.
He charged on, suggesting that they will use my indication for _future_ roles they might come across, and screen me on it.
Which I obviously did not like at all, and suggested I cannot disclose this secret info to him. We both were not really happy about this premature salary discussion.
How would you go about this kind of questions, without aiming too high to be considered and severing bond with the recruiter? He is not the only one with this kind of quizzes.