A former US recruiter and career coach has revealed how to maximize your salary in a new job.
When the dreaded interview question about your salary expectations arises, it’s easy to panic or downplay what you’re worth – which often means you go for a lower figure than you may be happy with.
However, the expert Greg Langstaff (@greglangstaff) says that’s exactly what you should avoid doing.
He regularly creates TikToks with practical tips and tricks for job seekers, including resume and interview advice.
The career expert’s recent video on how to get the best possible salary has been viewed by 178,000 people.
An American career coach revealed how to maximize your salary in a new job
He told viewers: “To maximize your salary in a new job, you’ll want to avoid answering the question ‘what are your salary expectations?’ the longest time possible.
“This will prevent the employer from giving you a low rating, but will also protect you from being disqualified in case what you ask for is too high.”
He advised what you should do instead, writing: “So if they ask you, you would say something like this: ‘I’m flexible, I’m just looking for a fair package that aligns with the standards Of the industry. »
Adding “Then if they’re weird about it and they tell you they need a specific number, you can kind of turn it around by saying something like this:
“Is there a specific range you’re aiming for so I can let you know if I’m comfortable with that?” »
He further explained in the caption, “The longer you wait to talk about salary in an interview, the more invested they will be in you as a candidate and that gives you great negotiating power! »
However, while some people say this tactic works for them, others object to it.
One viewer wrote: “I often push aside candidates who are becoming difficult and start turning things around.”
The career expert’s recent video on how to get the best possible salary was viewed by 178,000 people.
Another added: “No! Always ask about their salary range up front. I wasted too much time doing interviews when they couldn’t even afford to pay me in the first place.
Those who thought it was good advice said, “Thank you. If they’re weird, sometimes that’s a red flag. They just use candidates to see what the market rate is and it works for me. In the process, and they asked, I said, based on the deal I’d like between $115,000 and $135,000, they’re offering $135,000.
Meanwhile, someone else commented “no.” do your research. know the market value of your work. and just tell them what you want.
It comes after a careers expert revealed the six questions you should never ask at the end of the interview, including whether salary is negotiable.
They also advised you not to ask abrupt questions such as “Why should I work for you?” » and “What can your company offer me?” »