What would be a "right" adjective for the following sentence? The sought-after adjective should denote the necessity of the matter but downplay its significance for the time being.
job hunter: I would like to discuss the issue of compensation during my phone interview with the hiring manager.
recruiter: I think it's best to focus the discussion primarily about the job for now. Compensation is a(n) _____ issue at this stage of the conversation with the manager.
a few options below, but none seems spot-on:
accessory/supplementary: additional ?
unnecessary: (I think this is a "wrong" choice of word in this context)
peripheral/tangential: maybe ?? but seems to imply the non-necessity of the matter
Any better suggestion?