After acing a code test on hackerrank.com and a phone interview that went pretty smoothly, I got an email 2 weeks later saying I was a valuable candidate and they were waiting to hire a UI Architect before they continued with interviews. I told them I just received another offer, which was true ($60K salary with no benefits and no signing bonus), and asked them what they would be able to offer me if I was hired. They then told me 90 - 130K with benefits and possibly relocation funds and that surprised the hell out of me so I requested to interview right away in order to consider both offers.
A couple hours later after I drove back home, I get a call from the manager asking me a couple personal questions and then told me I would get a letter from the COO within 24 hours with a written offer.
2 hours later, I get the offer in my email and I was hoping for 100K but wouldn’t complain if they offered 90K, and it read 105K plus a 5K signing bonus to help with relocation. It’s quite shocking to go up in salary so dramatically; it’s been like 3 days and I’m still in disbelief that someone actually values my knowledge and work THAT much.
Thank you freeCodeCamp for one of the biggest opportunities I have received in my life.