Never bring up salary in the first interview. If the employer asks what salary you are looking for, be prepared to answer.
- Know what the salary range is for similar positions in the area. Visit our resource page for a list of websites on salary information.
- Be realistic and respond with a range ($30-$35 thousand) rather than a specific number.
- Mention that the range is what you have identified through research and ask if it is consistent with this employer's view of the values of this position.