Right I applied for an e-marketing job last night with a well known company. The skills they require for the job were more basic skills & qualities rather than specific skills which would have been gained from previous work experience. I am due to graduate and I have a year's experience of a similar job gained from part time work. They have emailed me back asking what my salary expectations are. I've seen similar jobs in London which offer between 20-25k however as I'm from the North, salaries are lower due to low living costs. How should I reply? Above or below what I expect? I don't want to sell myself short as they may negotiate however I don't want to seen too greedy. Any advice? Never been in this situation before. Thanks
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- Thread Starter
- 02-04-2013 21:58
- 02-04-2013 22:01
I would prefer to sell my self a bit short so I can could get the job. I would go for 21500.
- 02-04-2013 22:05
If the job is actually based in the north then don't expect to get a salary that you would get in London. You could email them asking what they consider fair, and try workout that way. For this type of entry level job you could say that you would be happy with anything between £19k-£22k, best to sell yourself short than lose out to someone willing to work for less.
- 02-04-2013 22:10
Business is all about making as much profit for as little cost as possible, and the fact they're asking you suggests the employer is quite tight with salaries. If you want the job you should sell yourself short or you will lose out. If it's below what you want then just keep looking for a job and leave once you find one more suitable. When you're jobless you shouldn't be aiming too high.