…never talk about the money you want on the first interview

…my candidate last week was perfect for the job…she goes to the interview…things are going great…until…she starts talking about how she has been under paid and she is now going to make up for it by being sure she gets paid “what she is worth”…

the hiring authority, naturally, asks her what she thinks she is “worth”…she tells him $20,000 more than what she is now making….

interview went south after that….

don’t ever, ever, ever talk about “what you are worth” until you have established your value to an employer…

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