“What salary range are you looking for?”

“What salary range are you looking for?”

Write up your answer to the question above (a paragraph or two), and share it with your Cambly tutor to refine your answer.

Tips on how to answer…

  • Whenever possible, try to defer the salary question on the first interview so that you don’t under or over sell yourself
  • Let them make the first offer; there may be room to negotiate
  • When it is time to give a number, be sure to take your experience and education levels into consideration
  • If pressured, be prepared to give the employer a salary range

Sample Answers:

“I’m sure that your company offers a fair, competitive salary for someone with my education / training, skills and experience. I am also willing to negotiate for the right position.”

“I will need more information about the job and the responsibilities before we can discuss salary, but it would be great if you could give me an idea of the salary range you have budgeted for this position.”

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