Do you have an upcoming job interview? Check out my example answer to the interview question: “What are your salary expectations?” or “What do you want to earn?”
√ Do avert the question early on in the hiring process. It’s better to deflect the question until you know more about the job responsibilities and whether it’s a position you are actually interested in.
√ Do know the appropriate salary range for your position, experience, educational background, region and industry. Find out what you should earn using the free salary range calculators on the internet.
X Don’t blame the interviewer for asking this question. They usually want to ensure your salary expectations are in line with their set budget.
X Don’t ignore other compensation options. Some candidates focus too much on the actual paycheck and forget about other benefits such as additional PTO, shares in the company or additional health benefits.