I've applied for a new job, and I've been asked to detail my salary and expectations. Do you just put "I'm looking for £xxk per year?" or perhaps "looking to increase my salary by £X"? or what?
TBH I'd be happy to move and stay on the same money, but I don't want to sound desperate either?
Mr. Puffy wrote (see)
If you're a good worker then you deserve a good work environment. If you take the line that this is as important as the salary, no cost-conscious employer is going take it the wrong way. What they want is the right person at the right price.
Demand a personal tea urn and a constant supply of maltloaf.
Go get em tiger!!!! Game face!!!
Seriously though I think CM has a good point.
If you are happy with what you currently earn and would like a similar salary , then something along the lines of:
My current salary is £*****, I would be looking towards a figure at least in that region, though this would be negotiable.
Shimmy shimmy wrote (see)
Demand a personal tea urn and a constant supply of maltloaf. Go get em tiger!!!! Game face!!!Seriously though I think CM has a good point.
You may want to include any pension as well, as it can make quite a difference.
Perhaps something along the lines of "my current salary is £XXX, with an additional £XXX contributed to a pension, I would be open to offers comensurate with this as the degree of responsibility is equivalent to my current post."
If it is more responsibility you should ask for a bit more, or you're shortchanging yourself, because they're not paying market value.
Good sense from FB.
And use plain language. I've vetted my fair share of CVs and interviewed plenty of hopefuls, and when people start beating about the bush or using words like 'commensurate' I quickly lose interest.
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