What Are Your Salary Expectations?

Example Interview Questions:

Money bag

What Motivates You?

It goes without saying that everyone wants to make as much money as possible. The best way to answer this question is by researching the market value of the job you are applying for. Honesty is the best policy when it comes to salary expectations because if you are looking for a role that pays 60,000 but the role will only pay 40,000, it won’t be long before you begin to lose interest in the role and start searching all over again for a new job. Show the hiring manager that you have thoroughly researched the role and have an understanding of how much the role pays. Many people try to avoid giving the interviewer a straight answer when answering this question as not to “rock the boat”.

The Worst Answer is a “Desperate Answer”.

Example Question: What are your salary expectations for this job?

Example Answer: “I’m easy – whatever you guys are willing to pay.”

A Good Answer is a “Researched Answer”

Example Question: What are your salary expectations for this job?

Example Answer: “From my research, I know that the salary range for this position is between $60,000 and $70,000 – having worked in the industry for 5 years I feel that my value would fit into this range”.

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