Re: Interview question
why would you not want them to know what you are currently making?? IMO it really doesn't matter what you are currently making because they already know how much they are going to pay you. I honestly don't think I have ever been asked in an interview how much I am currently making.
But to answer the first part make sure you have done a little research so you are prepared to answer them on the how much you are looking for. You should see what they usually pay for the position you are applying for and also what other comparable companies pay for that position as well. Also if you have experience in that field make sure to account for that as well because real on the job experience definitely entitles you to more money.
I really don't think your answer to that question effects them either way though because like I said they already know what they are willing to pay you. but if you know what comparable jobs pay and give them around that same amount you will be pretty close to what they are going to offer you. But if you shoot too high they will not even consider you unless you really are the best candidate. But be prepared for them to offer you less than what you say if they do feel you are the best qualified but they don't want to pay you that much
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