I'm in a spot. Have been searching for work for several months and have also been working with a recruiting agency. I know that the client "company" pays the agency fee, but how does this impact the salary I am offered?
I have asked my recruiter what the salary range is when sending me on a job interview, but he refuses to tell me the maximum the company is willing to offer.
So now, I'm close to receiving an offer, and the agency is pushing me to accept a smaller amount than what I want. If I hold out for a larger salary, does that reduce the fee the agency receives? I just don't know what to do, but don't want to get screwed! The job was listed publicly and I saw it but didn't apply on my own, only through the recruiter. I imagine if I had applied on my own, I would probably receive a higher offer, as they don't have the agency fee to pay.
I would appreciate it if anyone with real knowledge or experience could clarify this situation for me! TIA --