I remember the surge of fear I would feel when asked this in the early years of my career. I was afraid of saying the wrong thing and selling myself short.
What if I told them my current salary and then they only offer me that when I think I am worth so much more? What if I ask for 5k more but they would have been happy to pay me 10 or 20k more? What if…what if….what if?!
But, for the majority of situations, that's not how that question works. Let me tell you why.Read More