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The interview process is an information gathering process for both sides. Throughout the entire process you want to ask smart questions that educate you about... How the employer works What the environment there is like Responsibilities of the role you’re interviewing for And TIMING considerations! When interviewing with multiple employers, you're best positioned if you can line up your interviews so that you get to the offer stage at about the same time with each company. "When interviewing with multiple employers, you're best positioned if you can line up your interviews so that you get to the offer stage at about the same time with each company." This maximizes the alternative options available to you. The stronger alternative you have, the more comfortable you will be negotiating for what you actually want. Ask these three questions to be better informed of the timing considerations relevant to each particular job opening. "When are you ... Read More
One habit oft-employed by savvy negotiators is to defer disclosure of their salary in their job interviews. When interviewing at a company, HR departments will often request you to disclose your compensation in past jobs. They ask for your current salary for two reasons: To help determine how much they need to pay you To see how you compare to others in the same market Don’t offer them your salary information up front! Don’t provide it unless absolutely required to do so. This is particularly true if you are currently earning a much lower income than you hope to earn in the new job. If asked on an application form, leave it blank if possible. If they bring it up, politely tell them, “I understand salary is an important issue for us to discuss. Right now I want to focus on learning more about this position and the company, to make sure we’re ... Read More

Can Interview Timing Affect How Much You Get Paid?

Can Interview Timing Affect How Much You Get Paid?