Mark (and others),
I'd appreciate your feedback regarding when (and how) to broach the topic of salary, signing bonus (if appropriate), other benefits, etc. (that is, terms & conditions) with a company with whom one is pursuing a new position. When and how is this appropriate?
I've watched Mark's Kellogg presentation where he effectively says: "Don't be a twit about your starting salary in the interview!" But his audience there was folks coming out of college vs. my scenario of having worked as a technical professional for over 15 years. My present job is also stable/"comfortable" enough such that it might not make a ton of sense for me to leave unless the financials "made sense" (though the positions I would be pursuing are of greater interest to me than my present role, or I wouldn't be considering them to begin with). I.e., given there's risk for my family and me involved in a change, I feel there has to be both a career AND a financial incentive to do so.
Anyway, I hope I'm making sense. If not, grill me and I'll respond :wink: .