Salary Expectations Interview Questions and Answers
Question 1: What are your salary expectations around the role?
[SITUATION] In my current role I am earning ______. [TASK] I intend, if successful, to put my all into this role. I consider I have the skills to match the requirements and go beyond. [ACTION] The company’s values and direction excite me so I am looking to stay and develop my career within the company over an extended period. [RESULT] Therefore, my expectations are hopefully in line with your own and around ______.
Answering Salary Expectations Interview Questions and Answers – Standouty’s STAR Methodology
All of our Salary Expectations Interview Questions and Answers are based on the STAR method. This is recognised across the industry as the BEST method for answering interview questions. If used well the panel will be unaware of its use but consider your answer to be well constructed, methodical and just plain AMAZING.
The STAR Technique involves constructing your answer in the following way:
Set the context of your answer. Tell the panel, where, when and why this situation came to be. For example, “Whilst working in my current role, we were holding an event in which 100 plus people were due to attend any minute. That’s when I was notified the caterers weren’t able to make it.”
What did you have to do. For example, “I had to organise alternative caterers and without the guests knowing. The failure of the event would have been a disaster for the company.”
What did you actually do. For example, “I spoke to the venue owner and we identified other caterers who may be able to help at short notice. I contacted all of them and identified one who could cater the event albeit one hour later than planned.”
How did the situation play out. For example, “Catering was provided in line with guest expectations. The evening, after this initial hiccup, went seamlessly. I was congratulated by the senior managers for sorting out what could have been a catastrophe.”
Constructing your answers in this way will ensure you fully address the question / scenario given and the criteria the panel are measuring you against.
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