Updated: Jul 22, 2022
You'll likely be asked, "what are your salary expectations?" and if you're early in your career or you're changing to a new career, you may not have a clear idea of what you're worth.
So.. How do you discuss salary in an interview when this is your first salary in a new career path? In this video, I'm going to tell you exactly what to say for different situations to ensure you're getting the best possible salary while still being reasonable.
First step: Avoid giving them a number.
There are 2 reasons for this.
🍊You don't want to say something too low and undersell yourself or say something too high and them pass on you.
🍊The longer you wait to address salary in the interview process, the more invested they are in you, and then you have more sway in the negotiation.
So respond to their salary question:
🍊"I’m open, I am looking for the best fit and overall package."
If they urge you to give a number, I give 2 other answers to give in the video.
But in the end, if you HAVE to give a number - either during the interview or on the application - you must have done your salary research ahead of time.
I show you how to research in the video.
I also answer: Should you negotiate your offer?
Money shouldn't be everything for your first job in a new career path...
...but you should still negotiate! 🍊
I give a script on how to bring up the negotiation (even if you already said earlier you would accept a certain salary).
How did your first negotiation go?