An acceptable answer to a salary inquiry?
September 7, 2009 4:36 PM Subscribe
How do I respond to an interviewers salary questions?
posted by anonymous to Work & Money (29 answers total) 31 users marked this as a favorite
In just a few days I have an interview with another company. From past experiences I know that at some point I will be asked what I currently make. This normally wouldn't be a problem but I am hesitant to do so with this interview.
I know that in this new but similar role you generally make at least 20k more than what I make now. That's a fact. What I fear is that I may low-ball myself and drastically reduce my earning potential if I tell them, even though I am just as qualified as everyone else. This is assuming everything goes well and I get an offer.
Should I not answer with a number and just tell them it's negotiable?
Should I exaggerate my current salary to something closer to their standards?
Right now I am leaning towards the negotiable option but it's not set in stone.