Aug 06, 2018 - 04:07 AM
First, research the average salary range for jobs such as the one you’re applying for, taking into account your experience and skills. For example, if an editor earns on average $50,000-60,000 per year in your area, and you have more than a decade of experience, you may decide it’s reasonable to expect an offer at the top of that range or even slightly above it. Don’t sell yourself short. If you suggest to an employer that you’re worth less than you actually are, that might influence his or her thoughts or whether you have the skills and confidence for the job.
Second, be honest about your salary history and upfront about your expectations. If your current position pays less than you think you’re worth but has an excellent 401K, share this information. Similarly, if a good benefits package or relocation compensation would impact your decision to accept an offer, say so.
Remember that you may have the opportunity to negotiate a better compensation package. With this in mind, do your research, stay reasonable, don’t sell yourself short, and commit to honesty during your interview.