A year ago I quit my job as a recruiter. My main role was to make hires as quickly and cheaply as possible. Everything was always great until we reached the salary portion of the negotiation then things would go downhill. I watched both the experienced and inexperienced candidates make bad compensation guesses. Companies get to capitalize on this ignorance and in a world moving toward more transparency, this did not make sense.
In response, I created an informal salary exchange and began pairing friends in my network to have salary conversations. I connected and paired people to talk to each other about money. And over time, those same conversations were the springboards people needed to make more.
I formally launched WAGER this January to get others onboard. WAGER is a service that pairs individuals to share vital salary information with others in their industry.
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