What do you say when asked about compensation range during the phone screen / 1st interview? If it's an online app I leave it blank but when a person asks I just tell them a range because I don't know what else to say. I'm worried that I might miss out on a higher salary by telling them my range (85-90k for senior accountant in HCOL city).

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I don’t, I always say “tbh I haven’t put any thought into the number yet, what’s important to me right now is finding a good fit” and they drop it

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Whenever I was asked the question I went really high. I didn’t want to trap myself and lose negotiating power. I was making 120k and thought 130k was likely. When they asked me the question on all my interviews I took a shot and said 150k. To my surprise, all of the companies I was interviewing with were totally fine with it and I continued making it to the next rounds. Had I not shot high I would have sold myself short!

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Some good bluffing skills there, take me to vegas with you next time

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Shoot high if you're going to answer, if you want to defer answering deflect by asking them what the typical range for the level / position is.

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I tell them a reasonable reach target and avoid bringing up current salary

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