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    Never demand specific amount for Salary.

    Here I want to share one valuable guideline with all of those who are going to face an interview. When Interviewer will ask you to specify your expected salary amount, then never react quickly to answer and just request him to judge it respective to your knowledge and experience. Also ask him what amount is it according to norms and conditions of that organization. Sometimes you underestimate yourself and can not judge the value of your knowledge and experience of sometimes you get overconfident in yourself and demands something unfair to your job value. So to avoid both these possibilities, its good to hit the ball in Interviewer's court.

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    I agree completely. Ranges for this field can range so greatly based on sector and geography that it is never easy to nail down on your own. See what they'll offer first.

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    I agree. I learned my lesson that's why on my resume i always leave it blank the expected salary. When employers ask for the expected salary I make it to a point to answer with a neutral acknowledgment, letting my employer know that the opportunity is the most important consideration to me and that I would consider any reasonable offer.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Phil333 View Post
    Also ask him what amount is it according to norms and conditions of that organization. Sometimes you underestimate yourself and can not judge the value of your knowledge and experience of sometimes you get overconfident in yourself and demands something unfair to your job value.
    I'd go one further. I'd do some research into average salaries for similar positions, and see what falls out of that conversation.

    If your prospective employer is lowballing you, that says a lot about how they value their employees.
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    It's always a good idea to go to an interview knowing current and real salaries for local comparable jobs. Most companies will ask for salary requirements early on and frequently do so in the middle of a conversation making it difficult to back out of answering. For larger organizations this can be a required screening question to establish a potential fit before taking up people's time.

    There are a lot of good guides on how to "spin" this question but it's always good to know your fair market value and what you're looking for in case you do find yourself needing to answer. If that's not a fit for the company so be it; getting an offer on the 7th interview that's 30% under your minimum isn't a good use of your time.
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    For Australians you can go to seek.com.au for the results of a salary survey they did, link here: http://seek.com.au/career-resources/...n:au:tab:tools
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    I agree with Raena and Ted, i've always researched the company, the salary scales etc and carried out alot of preparatory work prior to interview, I will always ask what the salary is, why am I there in the first place if not to get paid properly

    If the salary is close but not up to where I would like it to be, I revisit the question asking if there is negotiation/review after a trial period of x months etc, usually this works out nicely on both sides, atleast in my case!

    But yeah, interesting topic OP!

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    I strongly agree...when I was in an interview for journalist position, the chief editor asked about my expected amount of salary, and I named it. He never call me back afterwards. Guess it's too high for my qualification.

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    I also agree

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    I have to agree with you guys. There is a time that an interviewee asks me what salary I expect to receive and I answer them directly that I expect this amount of salary. Sad to say, they did not call me

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    The advice sounds good, as well as the replies.

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    For Australians you can go to seek.com.au for the results of a salary survey they did, link here: http://seek.com.au/career-resources/...n:au:tab:tools
    To research salaries, http://www.glassdoor.com/ is also valuable if I recall correctly.
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    i always give it up to the inteviewer only.

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    That's true. Just started new couple months ago and here's how the convo went.

    HR: How much do you want for this job?
    Me: Well.. can you tell me typical salary range for this type of job?
    HR: It's around $X to $Y
    Me: In that case, I want $Y + 5%
    HR: That is pretty high range but I'll let you know in couple of days.

    So, I got what I wanted at the end.

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    I know it is against social norms to talk about salary and people get real nervous when they do talk about money but each time an Interviewer has asked the question, my response is that the current employer perceives this as a corporate trade secret. The Interviewer normally backs off at this time and then I give them a range that is 5% to 10% more of what I am currently making.

    Remember, you are normally a year or two smarter than what you were when you first got hired. Get compensated for this. This is why you are looking for a new job right?

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    I totally agree with you guys! Most of the time interviewer ask about your current salary and your expectation, and we simply say the truth. it is not good for you. So just force him to judge you.

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    If the interviewer would ask me what I expect on my salary, I wouldn't mention any amount because I think they already know what they would pay me based on my work.


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