Paying less than half the average salary
It’s not uncommon for new job seekers to lower their standards. Heck, even experienced workers in search of a stable job are willing to compromise. After all, in this day and age and with people losing their jobs left and right, you should get what you can, right?
Not exactly. You should also know your worth. $20,000 per year may not sound too shabby, but software testers make twice as much on average. It might be true that some testers are willing to go down to 50% their asking salary, but for the company to make the low-ball offer in the first place is a jerk move.