Tips to deal with salary questions in an interview

salary questions in an interviewSalary discussion is an important point of any interview. It plays critical role in accepting a job offer once you complete all interview rounds also. It is an important step in interview process and interview is a platform for salary discussions. What are your salary expectations is the question asked by interviewers. An assumption will be made by recruiters on your worth to match with company’s offer. If the company offer and your expectations match then the company is going to offer an offer letter. Tips to handle this sensitive issue in interviews:

Salary history in CV: Nowadays most of the companies have been asking to present the details of current and expected CTC. You have to mention the expected salary details and if you don’t mention in your CV, it will be really a big task to figure out the compensation range. General assumption in recruitment was that there is a minimum 25%-30% hike will be given for new joinees. Your salary history will give an impression to the employers about your expectations.

Know more about company: When you go for an interview do more research about the company financials and its paying capacity. Just know that what are your expectations and what the company offers? Even you can state about your expectations at the time of applying for job also. Be realistic with the market range and let employers come to you while you demand more pay to the position you applied.

Mention your range: The best method to answer the salary question is that go for an interview with a rough estimate in matching with previous salary history. Salary ranges change from an organization to organization and your job profile to responsibilities. Changing job profiles and responsibilities may demand more pay for the job offer.

Don’t lie: Be honest with salary details and employers verify your pay slips to know more. It is also to be known that the offered amount may not be take home amount and some cutting will be there in form of benefits. If you lie while submitting the salary details it may hamper your chances.

No personal issues: Ever negotiate your salary expectations by linking with your financial burdens at home. Your personal problems may not a reason for the employers to give hike in salary. Don’t focus more on monetary benefits but also project that how you will add value to the organization.

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