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What is your expected salary? How should I answer what is your expected salary question? Because this question is asked in online job applications and at job interviews.

 

This is a very popular question.

what is your expected salary

How to answer what is your expected salary question

  • Initially, it is best to not give a $ figure. Say I am happy to negotiate the salary. Or I am sure we will agree on the salary.
  • It is easier to start with a higher salary than to start with a low salary. Because it is not easy to get a high pay rise to make up for it.
  • If you do not negotiate, you could lose more than $350,000 over the course of your career. Because $8,000 at the start of your career may not sound like much. However, it adds up over the course of your career.
  • Let me work with you to negotiate terms of contract and counter offer. Call me on +61 417 063 668




Reasons for delaying answering what is your expected salary

  • If your expected salary is less than their budget, you may miss out on a higher salary.
  • If your expected salary is higher than their budget, they may eliminate you.


When to answer what is your expected salary

  • In online job applications, they ask what is your expected salary. Try to avoid giving a figure.
  • At the interview, what is you expected salary comes up. Indicate that your expectations are negotiable.
  • Let the boss decide to hire you first. Then discuss salary.
  • However, the boss may ask you a second time. Say something like: career path is most important to me. This does not mean that the salary is not.
  • If the employer asks for a third time, then it is best to give a $ figure.
  • After the offer, you can negotiate a higher salary. So this is the why it is best to delay answering what is your expected salary.
  • So always negotiate after they offer you the job. But before you accept the offer. Be serious in your moves.
  • If you have 2 job offers, it is much easier to negotiate. Then decide which offer suites you best. Be careful, so you do not end up with no offers.

 

 

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