What are your expectations in terms of base salary for permanent positions or hourly/daily/weekly rate if you are looking for contracting assignments?
You must be in a position to put a value on yourself. It is tempting to inflate your current/package, but be careful as:
You should be in a position to be specific regarding the structure of your total package.
Your package will obviously include a base salary and may also include some of the following:
- Company performance.
- Your performance.
- Maximum value.
- Actual value last year.
- Realistic expectations current year.
- To a maximum of?
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Also note that you are well within your rights NOT to discuss this. Most recruiters will be ill at ease with this approach but it is your right to state that your expectations will be influenced by the scope of the role, the opportunities, the challenges and the company a whole.