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    hello!

    if you work as a graduate in a big company and you have a mentor, how can you ask him which department has the best possibilities to rise or the best money?

    will he take it as you are after money etc?

    thanks!
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    If you're worried about asking money related questions to your mentor, good luck renegotiating your salary with your manager...


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    (Original post by studos)
    hello!

    if you work as a graduate in a big company and you have a mentor, how can you ask him which department has the best possibilities to rise or the best money?

    will he take it as you are after money etc?

    thanks!
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    So you think it's an okay question to ask? I won't give bad impression?
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    (Original post by studos)
    hello!

    if you work as a graduate in a big company and you have a mentor, how can you ask him which department has the best possibilities to rise or the best money?

    will he take it as you are after money etc?

    thanks!
    Firstly, the most profitable department isn't always the one which will be paying the highest salaries- they might be more profitable because they need less specialized staff who get paid lower wages.

    If you ask a question out of the blue about salary levels or raises, then yes, he will think you are motivated by money. However, this isn't a bad thing. Most employers (except for charities and not-for-profits) expect you to want to be paid as much as possible for your work. On the upside, if you're asking about salary progression, it shows you're potentially committed to staying with the company.

    However, maybe don't just ask this question in isolation- perhaps ask it along with a few other questions such as "Which department will enable me to get the most experience in X, Y, Z?" "Do any departments offer specialist training opportunities that I might not get elsewhere?"
 
 
 
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