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    Interview Questions

    Why do you want to continue to work for this organization?

    How much salary do you expect?
    I do not want to give numeric amount

    how should one describe about personal achievement and progress realized?


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    Re: Interview Questions

    Quote Originally Posted by sakshi_2801 View Post
    Why do you want to continue to work for this organization?

    How much salary do you expect?
    I do not want to give numeric amount

    how should one describe about personal achievement and progress realized?
    Salary Expectaions is a very touch subject. You don't want to quote a figure and be either boxed in or boxed out for that job you are interviewing. Depending on where you are in the interview process, you may just have to say that. There are different answers for different stages in the interview process. However, it is wise to push the salary discussions as far out in the interview process as possible. Some fairly decent answers for early to mid- stages of interview process are
    1. [Early Stages] Depending on the position, responsibilities, and the mutual fit, we can always negotiate a mutually acceptable compensation package. So, could we discuss it at a later time?
    2. [Mid-Stages] I would like to know more about the position to figure out it if it is the right mutual fit. I would like to know my detailed responsibilities and the team dynamics. Could we postpone the compensation discussions to a later time?
    Notice the choice of words - Compensation package, as opposed to salary. Salary is the $$$ amount on the paycheck. The actual compensation package is typically much bigger and includes more than just the paycheck (health care, 401K, bonus etc). Further, it is a good idea to have compensation discussions with the HR than the hiring manager.
    If you absolutely have to give a $$$ number to the person interviewing you, then throw a range (e.g. $75,000 to $90,000) and make sure you mention that the range is negotiable based on the package and the actual work responsibilities (obviously, you don't want to be making decisions on a $50million project with a $75,000 salary - too risky)


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