Probably the most dreaded question of any interview process, any question regarding salary. Say a number too high and you could risk losing out on the opportunity, say a number too low, and you might be leaving money on the table. Here are some ways you can choose to handle the question…
- Turn the question back around- ask them what range they had in mind
- Answer the question- do some research about comparable position in the area and let them know what you are looking for.
- Tell them what you are currently making and state you are looking to increase that with a new position
Answering this question comes down to personal preference and how you prefer to handle these types of negotiations. Here at Boaz Partners, our advice would be go with number 3. This approach is honest, and safe as it is expected that you would be looking for an increase when exploring new opportunities and gives the employer a true sense of if you are in their price range.