Debojyoti Kar

How to answer “What kind of salary you expecting?” in a job interview

by Debojyoti Kar
3 answers
| Share :

3 answers

RE: How to answer “What kind of salary you expecting?” in a job interview

Surabhi Dewra
Surabhi Dewra
Verified Career Expert
Founder and CEO at CareerGuide.Com
  • Noida

Hi Debojyoti

Let's assume that this question is asked when they've pretty much made you an offer and you're talking terms and conditions.

A loaded question, you will probably lose if you answer first. So, do not answer it. Instead, say something like, That's a tough question. Can you tell me the offer you making?

If you're disappointed by the starting salary, don't just accept their first bid if you think it's less than it should be. 'Well, that base salary is below my expectation. I don't want to reject it out of hand; but I'll need to think about it. Could I ask if you have any flexibility in this area'?

RE: How to answer “What kind of salary you expecting?” in a job interview

Vinay Wardhan
Vinay Wardhan
Verified Career Expert
Vinay Wardhan - Director at Career Path Solutions
  • Hyderabad

If you are a fresher, the simple response is "As per your company policy!". But in case of persons with work experience; then you may state that your last drawn salary was so much and you are expecting an 'x" % increase. That X depends on your confidence and your need for the job change.

RE: How to answer “What kind of salary you expecting?” in a job interview

Aditya Sisodia
Aditya Sisodia
Verified Career Expert
Career Consultant & Facilitator I Corporate Trainer I Professional Speaker
  • Noida

Hi Debojyoti,

Salary expectation can be asked not only during interview it can be used at different moments. 

Your answer should reflect your research skills and also your commercial awareness about the Industry in which you are planning to work in.

Always do you homework before answering this question.

You need to check on companies in similar space i.e competitors, company growth and profits along with share prize.

This will ensure that you have a rough idea on what is market offering and then present your prize in the range you expect.

 

In order to post replies to the question: "How to answer “What kind of salary you expecting?” in a job interview"

Post Reply

Latest ANSWERS

Mam i am unable to find my interest

Thank you very much...i will definitely walk through the test .. read more

Sir I have comepleted my engineering electronics and telecommunications branches with average percentage of 55% , how can I do specilization in aviation and avionics i.e. Study of electronic parts of plane and utimately becoming the technician of aeropl

Thank you mam .. read more

health care options

Hello Garima,  Pretty vague question. Health care can be through various means and hence there are different courses for the same. Some options i .. read more

Any 6 to 8 months animation course for diploma students

Hello Kishore,  Check MAAC India, Arena Institute, FX School, Maya institute of advanced cinematography. But at the sametime you pursue the short .. read more
Most Popular

Do 12th board marks have any importance in jee mains

12th board marks do not have any importance in JEE, but you should get pass mark in 12th. Though, Your 12th score may make you eligible for admission .. read more

I am 12th pcm student 'if not engineering than what career I choose

Hi Mehul..Best options after 12th PCM other than engineering are B.Sc in basic science courses like Chemistry, Physics, Maths, or in new streams like .. read more

Which are the best colleges for interior designing in India?

Pearl Academy JD Institute Lovely Professional University Vogue Institute Hamstech Institute   .. read more

As a Dietician, what is the scope and relevancy of doing masters?

A post graduate in Nutrition and Dietetics can work as a Dietitian in Hospital, Food Inspector, Nutrition Consultant in government organizations, .. read more
Caching Date: 6/23/2017 10:51:22 PM