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2016-02-06 02:11:14 Post No. 1079705
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So interviewers love to play The Price is Right with wages now.
One of the first questions you can expect will be along the lines of, "What kind of salary are you looking for?" Now, this is obviously a game, much like The Price is Right, where you need to get as close to the salary they have in mind without going over. An overestimation essentially ends the interview. Unfortunately, you can't guess $1 to be safe; too low of a guess with leave you undervaluing yourself and unable to reconcile as the interview process comes along.
Or, you could be applying online, in which case you will be forced to fill in the mandatory entry box regarding wages. TBD, NA, and 0 all happen to be invalid entries. Don't even expect a phone call with an overestimation in this case.
For what purpose has this trend come to be? I can't think of anything other than scaring an applicant into intentionally undervaluing themselves.