Research Salary Before Scheduling Interviews

With  the Internet, Job Boards, Job Postings on Web Sites and Social Media, it is  easier than ever to     research salary levels.   If a company posts a salary range, they normally want to pay somewhere  in the     middle of the range.  The offer is  also based on the actual interview.
If  an employer interviews someone who has 100% of the credentials needed and will  hit the ground running,     the salary will go higher.  If they feel they need to train someone or  the experience or skills are lower than     desired, the salary level can decrease.
When you are contemplating a particular industry or profession, conduct research through the Trade Publications and Professional Associations that represent your target.  They often publish salary surveys and information as part of the service they provide to their members.
If  you are interviewing with a specific company, go to the employment pages on  their website and research salary levels posted.  If salary is not posted, you can connect with  people through Social Media sites who have worked for this particular  employer.  They can provide inside  information on salaries as well as the benefit package and costs.
You  don’t want to eliminate yourself from competition by quoting your salary too  high, however you also don’t want to leave money on the table by quoting a  salary requirement that is too low.  This  is the primary reason for conducting your research prior to an interview.
There  are also many websites that provide salary information and surveys.  You can Google your profession with the words salary ranges and often  industry or profession specific sites will be provided.

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