Five Ways To Talk About Money In a Job Interview Effectively

Five Ways To Talk About Money In a Job Interview Effectively


Job interviews make everyone nervous and talking salary or money with the interviewer during an interview can surely make you feel awkward. Well experts say it’s a thing that you shouldn’t wait to ask for too long and also shouldn’t be brought up too quickly.

Salary talk shouldn’t be brought up with every interviewer! It can be dangerous. It is advisable to pay close attention to the indications that the interviewer gives off.

Here are some tips to talk about money in your next job interview:

1. Make the interviewer interested in you

Yeah! First thing to find out in an interview is whether or not the interviewer is actually interested in you for the particular job role. Read the facial expressions, the way in which the interviewer interacts. If the interviewer seems enthusiastic and is friendly in his approach, bam that’s the interviewer you can have a salary talk with.

2. Freshers vs experienced

If you are a fresher, then just SAY NO to salary talks! Yes, fresher’s must be more concerned with the skills that the job has to offer whereas on the other hand the ones who have a bit of experience in their kitty must surely go for the talk. But the timing and clarity of thoughts while negotiating your salary is a must.

3. Don’t bring it up too early

We know money is the driving force – but don’t let the interviewer know that money is what is most important to you. It creates a very first impression. Bringing up the salary talk too soon can make you look like a person who is only worried about the compensation rather than the job responsibilities and duties. Have a formal talk regarding the duties and responsibilities of the job role and bring it up at the very end. Don’t expect the interviewer to make the first move! :)

4. What’s the right time

Once you get a feeling that you are not pushing yourself to sell yourself much and the interviewer is trying to boast about his company – that is the right time to get into the real conversation! Also think that is he/she the right person to discuss salary with and when you do discuss it with the right person be prepared to negotiate.

5. Set a threshold in your mind

Don’t get over obsessed with the money but do set a threshold amount in your head. Always have a “minimum” number in mind, but you should also have a plan for how to get there. Being prepared with this awkward situation can surely get you more closer to the salary that you have in mind.

At last don’t forget to make an impression that you’re more interested in the opportunity than salary itself. :)