Job Interview

on Oct 16, 2016 @ 01:42 pm

Hi Everyone,
I'm in the social work field and work is often contract, casual, part time etc. therefore many of us have more than 1 job and often move around which means frequent job interviews. My question is do you ask what the pay is in the interview? Most pay along the same pay scale. Sometimes I'm conflicted as I don't want to get ahead of myself and come across like that's all that matters. Or maybe I'm overthinking? Quite often the interviewer asks if I have any questions and I think this is an opportunity to ask but I've also heard that you should wait for a job offer to discuss pay? Thanks for your opinions!

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;) on Oct 16, 2016 @ 02:45 pm

I have asked about pay on my job interview. If I was an interviewer, I would like my interviewee to ask about pay. Some interviewers tell u about the pay rate these days, well at least in my experience. I work in Food & beverage though.
I also know what to expect for pay rates as they are almost the same from one another.

All interviews are different and see how you feel about the interviewer.

. on Oct 16, 2016 @ 02:50 pm

I know what you mean, I am a community healt care worker, and see opportunities sometimes, but have been to interviews that went well, only to discover that the pay was significantly lower than I currently earn. I think it's fair to ask, if the interview is going well, what the pay "range" is for the position. Good luck, I finally secured a full time position, so glad the casual, and part time days are over.

Pay on Oct 16, 2016 @ 02:56 pm

I don't know about the social work field but in a lot of other fields it's the interviewer who asks the candidate what salary are they targeting (or hourly wage for contracts).

.. on Oct 16, 2016 @ 03:04 pm

Thank you for your responses! I agree that having the interviewer explain the pay makes things so much easier. I've learned that if pay isn't discussed during the interview then it probably is below the scale and I most likely wouldn't take the job anyway. I like the idea of wording it as a pay range so I've decided that I will bring it up in the interview from now on!

.. on Oct 16, 2016 @ 05:57 pm

in my experiences the employer presented the salary option, and then I negotiated. Sometimes salary wasn't discussed till second rounds

... on Oct 17, 2016 @ 08:48 am

No - I leave that up to the company to bring up first. I mention it when they inquire about salary range.


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