As a recent graduate, I've never been paid a proper salary before as previous jobs have been part time retail/hospitality and have pretty much paid minimum wage or unpaid voluntary/placement work. How should I answer the 'what is your required salary?' question? A friend told me that I should just lie about my previous wage i.e. say that I used to earn 17k and they'll probably pay me 17 too. But I feel that this would just clearly be untrue considering my previous jobs.
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- Thread Starter
- 22-10-2015 12:46
- 22-10-2015 15:36
You don't have to lie about anything. Research what starting salaries are for the career you are going into and ask for that. Around £20k to £25k is entirely reasonable for any skilled workplace.
- 22-10-2015 15:58
Ask for a reasonable salary for the position.
- 23-10-2015 03:09
There's no rule. You say what you personally would be comfortable with.
After I graduated I used to put down 20k-25k even though I never had a job before that. People told me I was being very unrealistic but I stuck to my guns and my first job does pay within my desired salary range.