Salary Requirements: What to Say

J.T. O'Donnell

Providing salary requirements is a troubling part of the interview process for many job seekers. They don't want to:

A) Price themselves out of the job.

B) Come in too low and leave money on the table.

The solution? Offer a range.

First, Have a 'Walk-Away' Rate

Everyone needs to have a clear number in their mind. That number is the lowest possible amount you'd take to do the job. By that I mean, you'd accept and not be looking for a higher paying job, or have to take another part-time job to cover the bills. Your walk-away rate is what you need to live and be able to do the job without resentment. This varies for everyone.

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