Answer The ‘What Is Your Salary?’ Question With The Amount You Want

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Answer The ‘What Is Your Salary?’ Question With The Amount You Want

By Melanie Pinola, OriginalAugust 15th, 2014

At some point before or during your job interview, you’ll probably be asked how much you’re currently making. The Personal Branding Blog offers some suggestions for deflecting this unnecessary question.

Your current salary is none of the prospective employer’s business, Marc Miller writes, because:

You are worth what a company is willing to pay you. That amount has nothing to do with your currently salary. This is particularly true if you have worked for the same company for 5 or more years.

If the interviewer insists, Miller advises either asking them what their range is or answering with the salary you’re seeking. E.g.:

“I am looking for $xxxx in salary, but I will be evaluating the entire compensation package, which includes, salary, bonus and benefits.”

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