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When To Bring Up Salary Whie Interviewing For A Job

When to Bring Up Salary When You're Interviewing For a Job

It can be tough to gauge when to bring up the topic of salary during a job interview. You need to know what kind of numbers you’re looking at, though. Business Insider offers this simple rule of thumb for asking at the right time.

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The “right time” can vary depending on the situation, but here’s an overall rule of thumb for gauging the timing for asking about your rate or salary:

There may come a moment in the process where you suddenly feel like the tables have turned: You’re no longer trying to sell your skills or qualifications to the employer — the employer is trying to sell you on the job. When that happens, you’re in the clear.

When the employer starts talking about what the position entails, what the company is like and so on, that offers an opportunity for you to come in and ask about the money organically. Again, every situation is a little different, but Business Insider suggests some additional tips at the link below.

When to Bring Up Salary When You’re Interviewing For a New Job


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