What kind of salary are you looking for?

What kind of salary are you looking for?

This is common question that every recruiter will ask you at a job interview. You should match your answer to employer’s job qualifications. You can ref sample of interview answers, job interview tips …as follows:

1. Answer structure

There are a couple of ways to answer this.

• If you state a figure, you risk stating something that is too high, or something that is too low.

• Either case, you will not benefit from this question. A lot of people suggest saying something like, “I’m sure whatever I’m offered will be a fair price.”

2. Answer tips

A nasty little game that you will probably lose if you answer first. So, do not answer it. Instead, say something like, That’s a tough question. Can you tell me the range for this position? In most cases, the interviewer, taken off guard, will tell you. If not, say that it can depend on the details of the job.

3. Answer samples

Answer sample 1

I know that the average pay for this position is roughly around Usd. 55,000, but because I have a couple years more experience, I would want something around Usd. 50,000 to Usd 60,000.

Answer sample 2

I am looking for the kind of salary that I can not only live on, but enjoy life with as well. I don’t want to be the person who works just to pay bills and have hardly anything left for myself. I don’t know about anyone else, but when I look for a job, it has to meet my needs both mentally and money-wise or I don’t take the job.

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