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What do you say when companies ask for your salary range? It’s a little schemey to me they basically force you into a corner when they’re the ones with knowledge of their available range. It feels like talking about where you’re currently at isn’t enough nor appropriate and there’s so much t consider with a new role besides just the $.

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It’s an important question for them to see how well you value yourself, but I understand it’s tricky. I would definitely have an idea at all times what you feel you should earn based on your experience against others in your market. If I’m not positive how to answer, I usually kick it back to them. “Salary isn’t as important to me as doing great work with a great agency, but can you tell me what type of salary you have allocated to the role?” Or something like that.

I turn it back to them and ask what are they working with and go from there

I’m using tiny numbers to illustrate my point: If I have $5/hr and you say 10/hr then I know we’re done. If I have 5 and you say 7, maybe I can make that work and get more funding. But if I have 5 and tell you 5 you’re probably not interested either way. On the other side if you’re junior and I have 5 but you expect 2 then I know you’re not experienced enough for this role.

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