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    Question When you look for a change in your job...what do you say?

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    I wanted to know how / what do you exactly say to the interviewer when you look for a change from your current job and the reason is increment of your salary. Do you directly say that you are looking for a job just for the sake of money?



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    I think it's ok to say that if it's your main reason for leaving.
    They will ask you why you want to work for them, you should be able to explain something about their business that appeals to you other than salary.

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    What if the real reason is salary hike? would u say that directly?

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    I wil say that i wanted to know new things and new process...so,that i am looking for other concern.

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    Admitting your main purpose of applying to them is for salary hike is such a tough risk. But some companies prefer these high spirited applicants to join their team. You may tell that to the interviewer but you must also have your supporting reasons why you think you deserve to receive better salary. Some companies are willing to risk and give better salaries for employees they think who deserve it as these people make their company more lucrative.

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    I think it's ok, but don't just tell them you want more money. Rather, explain to them that your experience is worth more than you are currently being compensated for. Then give supporting examples. In my opinion, that shows confidence in your skill set. I recently said this in an interview, of which I got the job. He then asked me why I chose their company (In other words, why not just try to advance in my current job.). To this, I replied that I felt their company provided more room for personal and professional growth, and offered more challenge.

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    I will say that I want to come into contact with other new things. If I was determined to leave, I will say some of my opinions about the salary.

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    Say the real reason behind it..

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    Quote Originally Posted by cancer10 View Post
    What if the real reason is salary hike? would u say that directly?
    I would never say that personally because I've never been interested in more money
    I earn much more than I need to live so I am much more interested in learning and finding a job that I really enjoy.

    But, I wouldn't call it salary hike, I would just explain to them that one of the main reasons is that you were unhappy with the salary in the past job. I think most people will understand if they agree that your salary was low.
    If it isn't in fact low, then you'll need some justification on why you deserve more money.

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    you are to be honest - as it is really important. when i was in the interview and i was askes such a question i sais that i left the previous place of my work because i wasn't satisfied with the salary.but their terms are right for me.

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    I think it's simple . Just say that what you think , say the main reason , it will be the best answer for you and for them .

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    I would put it this way:
    — I really like my previous employer but i am also really passionate about what i am doing and i love to work. Sadly, companyX simply didnt have enough projects to keep me occupied and, as a result, to keep salary on appropriate level. So its the combination of these 2 factors. I feel like there was no potential for any kind of "growth".

    IMO when your salary is low you are either bad specialist or company doesnt have enough work for you. Since #1 is not the case only thing that is left is #2


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