Job interviews: how to handle the salary aspiration question

| 26/03/2017 | 8 Comments

A 5 step guide to establishing a salary according to the position offered that convinces the recruiter and ensures your incorporation to the company

In any job interview, the most anticipated and feared question at the same time is one that is directly linked to salary, according to the authors of the book “How to Answer The 64 Toughest Interview Questions.” An answer that does not meet the expectations of the company can leave you out of the selection process. However, accepting a much lower offer than what corresponds to your training, skills and experience will impact your motivation and durability in the position. Learn to respond appropriately with these 5 steps to balance the requirements of both parties in salary.

1. Avoid starting the wage agreement

Try to sell yourself to the position before bringing up the salary issue, so that when the time comes you have convinced the recruiter of your undisputed ability to perform the position offered efficiently. Be sure to make clear your training, skills, experience and aspirations before any hint to the question of how much you want to win.

2. Emphasizes opportunities and professional growth

If the interviewer delves too early in your salary aspirations and you did not have the chance to create an appropriate scenario to sell you, he states that money is important to you but it is not your biggest concern. Focus on opportunities and professional growth to divert attention to other issues, arguing that you prefer to explore the feasibility of the post and then address the salary issue.

3. Get the recruiter to speak first

Before you reveal the amount of money you are willing to receive for your work, bring it to the interviewer to tell how much the company pays for your potential job or level. He suggests that the company has already set a salary range for the tasks they will assign you and that you would like to meet them to negotiate on that basis.

4. Investigate before going to the interview

It is imperative that you know the salary range that is handled in your professional sector for the position you request. Being informed is the key to success in any negotiation, so that you do not exceed limits on your salary aspirations. Keep in mind that most people who change jobs are asking for a 20-25% increase over their previous job.

5. Never lie

To say that you were earning an amount of money that you did not really perceive is a lie that can be easily discovered and will not help you achieve your goals. On the contrary, it constitutes a bad reference for future applications. However, you can offer an average figure in the range of salaries that are handled for your position, even if it has a slight difference with your current remuneration.

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The author of this post works at the leading UK dissertation writing service. Jessica has a degree in Social Work and has been providing dissertation help to students from all across the globe. Jessica loves to read fictional novels and is a great Sherlock Holmes fan. She loves her job as an expert dissertation writer and is glad to be a part of the dissertation writing service program.

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