9. What is your salary requirement?
When this question or any variation of “what is your salary requirement” comes up in the early stages of your interviews you must do everything possible to avoid answering it by naming a specific number.
They may push you for an answer, but until you have actually received an offer, giving them a number is more likely to hurt you than it is to advance your candidacy. So what to do?
The answers below provide different responses to this critical question.
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- What is your salary requirement? Dana’s answer
(Who is Dana? Dana – Media Planner and Buyer with 4 years experience seeking Marketing PR Specialist role)
- What is your salary requirement? Jessica’s answer
(Who is Jessica? Jessica – Over 2 years experience in insurance industry seeking Customer Service Representative job)
- What is your salary requirement? Amy’s answer
(Who is Amy? Amy – Administrative Assistant seeking Project Manager position in Marketing Services)
- What is your salary requirement? Fabian’s answer
(Who is Fabian? Fabian – IT professional with 10 years experience seeking SQL Analyst Programmer job)
- What is your salary requirement? Don’s answer
(Who is Don? Don – MBA and International Communications Manager seeking Manager of Corporate Communications role)
- What is your salary requirement? Denise’s answer
(Who is Denise? Denise – Global Integrated Marketing Executive seeking Director of Strategy position)
- What is your salary requirement? Steven’s answer
(Who is Steven? Steven – Human Resources Professional seeking Senior Human Resources Generalist role)
- What is your salary requirement? Wendy’s answer
(Who is Wendy? Wendy – Executive and recent Chief Operating Officer seeking Controller position)
- What is your salary requirement? Leonard’s answer
(Who is Leonard? Leonard – Non-Profit Leader with 25 years experience seeking Executive Director role)
- What is your salary requirement? Allen’s answer
(Who is Allen? Allen – QA Analyst and Programmer since 1985 seeking Quality Assurance Tester job)
- What is your salary requirement? Bonnie’s answer
(Who is Bonnie? Bonnie – CPA with over 6 years experience seeking Accounting Manager position)
- What is your salary requirement? Margaret’s answer
(Who is Margaret? Margaret – Senior Level Marketing Communications Professional seeking position with University)
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