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When applying for an hourly position, you will most likely be asked your salary expectations on the application or by the interviewer. Because hourly positions have little room for negotiation, you’ll want to provide a realistic expectation up front.
At any part of the job search and interviewing process, expect to be asked your alary history, your most recent salary, or your salary expectations. Try to avoid such disclosures, since they rob you of any opportunity for negotiation.
First, you must be convinced yourself that your prior salary has nothing to do with what you should be paid for a potential new job, nor what the company is prepared to pay you to do it.
Try to avoid discussing salary until an offer is made. Until they are convinced you are the one for the job, they have no interest in what you want.
Know your bottom line, your "walk away amount," and research position compensation ranges beforehand. There are a number of times when you may need to respond to salary inquiries. Here are some suggestions on how to handle those questions.
Usually requested in ads or applications.
It's your decision to include or not include this information:
Usually this is requested in ads, on applications, or by the Human Resources Representative. Again, it is an attempt to screen you out or in, and it provides a starting point for the employer on which to base the offer, without respect to what the employer might have been prepared to pay.