Post # 1
I have a job interview coming up for a position at the corporate headquarters of a huge company. I’m trying to prepare for the inevitable salary discussion since the position I applied for did not have a listed salary. How do you approach this discussion?
I realllllllly want this job and I don’t want to sell myself short, yet I don’t want to say something too high to turn them off. Any advice?
Post # 3
Have you tried going to Salary.com? it does a comprehensive analysis of what that job in your area makes on average.
Otherwise, I’m usually pretty stumped about this too.
Post # 4
This is so hard. I still don’t know how to approach this situation. I usually allow them to tell me what they have to offer. It’s worked thus far, but I know most interviewers ask the interviewee as well. I say to compromise if possible? It’s really tough. I wish I had better advice for you. I look forward to see what others have to say. I wish you the best of luck!
Post # 5
Glassdoor.com is also a good resource when it comes to the salary negotiation… it’s always been spot on with the salaries
Post # 6
Ugh I hate this part! I would come in with a potential range that you are interested in. Then have evidence as to why you should be paid that much. Based on how much experience and education you have and what is comprable to other positions youve had in the past or other similar positions out there.
Post # 7
What I do personally, and I had a friend who is a head hunter verify is a good technique –
Research salaries on the position. Then factor in a few things like do you have more experience, or less experience than they are asking for? previous salaries you’ve been paid? and adjust.
When asked the salary question, I always give a range (number I would settle for without hard feelings to a fair amount I think I’m worth that is within range for the position).
It’s always worked out well for me. Good Luck
Post # 8
Usually I try not to say a number during the initial interview. If they ask, have them say a number first so that you don’t end up lowballing below what they say.
Post # 9
One additional aspect I have considered too is the type of benefits the company offers…I took a lower salary than I would have liked to because I knew the benefits more than made up for what I wanted. For instance, discover what kind of health care the company offers, outside assistance, life insurance coverage, 401K– do they match or don’t they, pension and my personal favorite–tution assistance. Last year I had over $12,000 in tution assistance and the year before $13,000. With the first 5250 being tax free, this was additional amount to my “salary” that couldn’t be ignored. The result–a company I love that is paying for my doctorate so I’ll have zero student loans on this degree. Worth a slightly lower take home, to me, not even a question.And I love my job so it is a win-win.
Just stuff to consider…have a successful interview. 🙂 Good luck!