Recently I applied thought recruiting agency as contractor for several DBA positions
Recruiters agree on asking rate, applications was submitted, few days later recruiters responded that clients looking for intermediate DBA (read "... you asking too much")
Based on posts in topic, situation with salary/rate is more or less is the same
I don't want to blame recruiters or HR, since from my part I simply submit CV ?
Before rejecting next low rate contract I would collect all info about position and ask recruiter
Submit to client my list of "Pro" and "Con" for paying extra $ and hiring Senior DBA
Any other proactive steps/suggestions that help (me and other DBA) convince clients, greatly appreciated.
(It's like going to store to buy new fridge, you have budget but you don't know exactly why fridge A , better for YOU that fridge B, if salesman is smart ,he/she will explain the difference, you most likely will get more expensive model that has futures you need) 🙂