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Have to include expectation of salary...

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StickEmWithThePointyEnd Wed 09-Jan-13 14:47:07

The salary is up to 27k. I currently earn 21-22k. From the job description I can definitely do this job based on my experience. What would you put as your salary expectation?

Ellypoo Wed 09-Jan-13 16:23:09

Do they ask for your salary expectation? If so, and you meet all of the criteria, then I would probably put £27k but be open to negotation at interview/if they offer you the position.

Finbar Wed 09-Jan-13 16:28:04

I would avoid putting any salary expectation values - unless specifically asked for.
It's too risky to try and get it 'right'. Your worth should be based on your experience and skills, not what you think you should earn - it'a their job to asses what you are worth to them and make you an offer!
Good luck

StickEmWithThePointyEnd Wed 09-Jan-13 16:32:48

They do specifically ask, I was thinking of putting something in the higher middle range of the difference between my salary and the highest they will pay and put "negotiable" afterwards.

prozacbear Wed 09-Jan-13 16:35:22

Never put negotiable!

I work in recruitment, and negotiable means, "you can drive me down" in my book. Go for the £27k (as long as you're qualified for the job and it's not a complete punt), with the expectation that they will go to £25k or so.

As Ellypoo says, be open to negotiation. If I negotiate, I refuse the first time, and then if they don't relent, accept the second (as long as it's a decent number).

Alibabaandthe40nappies Wed 09-Jan-13 16:36:32

I wouldn't put a number on it.

Just state your experience in relation to the job description, and say that therefore you would expect something towards the top end of the salary bracket for the job.

flowery Wed 09-Jan-13 16:38:25

If you were a bloke you'd put £27k without hesitation and would definitely not put "negotiable" afterwards.

They are obviously prepared to pay £27k for the right person, and think the job is worth that. If you can do this job and have the right experience why would you not be worth that salary?

If you put less than that, and put negotiable, aren't you just telling them you are not the best person for the job?

If you put £27k and they offer you less, you can consider that at the time, but don't lower their expectations of you as a candidate and your negotiating position by valuing yourself less right at the start.

flowery Wed 09-Jan-13 16:41:47

I've just realised I've assumed you are not a bloke, apologies if you are!

StickEmWithThePointyEnd Wed 09-Jan-13 16:47:22

I'm not a bloke don't worry grin very interesting responses, thank you!

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