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Shall I mention my salary expectation on the job application?

Hi all,

I am going to apply some jobs again due to some problems in my current company. I have still time, not urgent. but I do not want to waste my time to go some interviews.

Because some companies budget is less than what I expect and when I mention my expectation, it may not be accept. Thats why I am thinking to mention my salary expectation range on the application (maybe in email or a cover letter)

would it be nice? Then the company will know that how much I require and compare their budget and my skills and can invite me or not to interview..

Will it be appropriate as sometimes they mention their budget on the application ads.
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Hi all,

I am going to apply some jobs again due to some problems in my current company. I have still time, not urgent. but I do not want to waste my time to go some interviews.

Because some companies budget is less than what I expect and when I mention my expectation, it may not be accept. Thats why I am thinking to mention my salary expectation range on the application (maybe in email or a cover letter)

would it be nice? Then the company will know that how much I require and compare their budget and my skills and can invite me or not to interview..

Will it be appropriate as sometimes they mention their budget on the application ads.

I wouldn't do it. The consequence is that you'll lock your salary to your number. The best idea is to let them come with a number, so you have the leverage. Of course, they'll pressure you to give your number, but remember you don't have to.

If you don't want to waste time, settle the money question before you go to an interview. A call is usually the best idea.

From my experience the range of the offers can be significant. Generally, the small and medium Swiss companies offer less, the larger or international company more. It really depends, so the best idea is to get their number and eventually move it up-
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Old 22.09.2019, 13:50
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Re: Shall I mention my salary expectation on the job application?

That would be a fairly unbalanced thing to do
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Re: Shall I mention my salary expectation on the job application?

Hello,

Generally try to always keep the salary expectations "hidden" as much as possible. If possible let them make an offer first.

If the push you give an expectation, give a range and not a specific number, like 90-100k for example. There is more space to negotiate then.

Best for you is to research the sector, position etc to have an idea of salaries. Search every site you can find on google for that or ask people that might know about salaries on this or similar positions.

Remember companies will always try to get you at the lowest salary possible. So always negotiate for more money or benefits. Don't just say yes.

Hope everything goes fine!
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[...]but I do not want to waste my time to go some interviews.[...]
I would not worry too much about that - unless you really have an amazing CV that matches what they are looking for at least 90% and are under 35, you may find it difficult to get any interviews at all. At least based on my own and other people's experience.
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Re: Shall I mention my salary expectation on the job application?

Very confident that you will be inundated with interviews. Sure why not.

I wouldnt do it, in my view. Unless you are famous in your industry and the worlds best at what you do and dont get out of bed for less than X.

Your CV and cover letter will be screened by a computer, and or an intern or junior HR person first. They will look for key words, qualifications and certain things, as they speed read your application package.

You may get an interview for a job with half the salary you want based on no one actually seeing your salary expectations in your letter.

Some online applications ask you to state salary expectations, then its clear, you can do this. Otherwise leave it out. If you are getting 5 interviews a week from all your applications you send, then perhaps consider a filtering process for yourself, but give the job market a go first and see how you get on.
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No. The End.
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Re: Shall I mention my salary expectation on the job application?

Many jobs I have applied for online have a section where they ask you your salary expectations - best to give a range. I would never actively give my expectations unless asked, bad form.
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Re: Shall I mention my salary expectation on the job application?

Thank you for all answers. I am not going to mention I do not know where this idea come to my mind but it seems not logical now..
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I would not worry too much about that - unless you really have an amazing CV that matches what they are looking for at least 90% and are under 35, you may find it difficult to get any interviews at all. At least based on my own and other people's experience.
That's not very encouraging, is it?
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Many jobs I have applied for online have a section where they ask you your salary expectations - best to give a range. I would never actively give my expectations unless asked, bad form.
I would say that don't even give a range. I am pretty sure I settled for less than what the employer was willing to give in my last job because I mentioned my expectation. I was told my salary expectation was high in other interviews, I went a little higher for this one and I am sure I saw a glint in the line manager's eye.
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I would say that don't even give a range. I am pretty sure I settled for less than what the employer was willing to give in my last job because I mentioned my expectation. I was told my salary expectation was high in other interviews, I went a little higher for this one and I am sure I saw a glint in the line manager's eye.

I tried once to not say it but they insist.. I said, could you tell me your salary offer for this position then we can disscuss about it and they said, we would like to hear it from you I tried to not tell but they always win

and somehow you have to say something. Because u know the job, you know yourself and can you not know what is your value.. Somehow it should be said.. somehow it may be related with your confidence..
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I tried once to not say it but they insist.. I said, could you tell me your salary offer for this position then we can disscuss about it and they said, we would like to hear it from you I tried to not tell but they always win

and somehow you have to say something. Because u know the job, you know yourself and can you not know what is your value.. Somehow it should be said.. somehow it may be related with your confidence..
You are so right. Exactly the reason why I ended up saying mine so many times.

Next time I interview, I am determined to say "I would rather not name a number at this stage. If if I am invited for another interview, we can come back to this topic."
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That's not very encouraging, is it?
Well, how else would you put what is a reality that job hunters face?
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