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How to bring up starting pay to an employer?

today i applied for a part time sales associate job at a hardware store, which i heard was hiring through craigslist. On craigslist where it said compensation he put (Will pay up to $10/hour or more depending on qualifications and availability). Today when i applied under the desired salary i wrote $8-10.... I am pretty confident that i will get hired and if i do.. How will i bring up starting pay to the manager??? I am a college student.

Asked By: Frank S - 12/2/2011
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well they will offer you a rate, most likely the low rung... and if you have experience, then at the point in which they tell you, you then ask if it's possible for a higher rate because you feel you have the experience and the training... simple as that, communication gets you far!
Answered By: Mandy - 12/2/2011
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For future reference, don't put any specific number under "desired salary". That's a test -- they want to see if you'll write a number. What they want to see is "negotiable" or "TBD". If they hire you and start you at $8, well, you're the one who put the number in their heads right? Don't write any number that you're... More
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Answered By: Linda G - 12/2/2011
 
During the interview the interviewer should discuss salary with you. It is most likely brought up in the second interview. (closer to you getting the job)
Answered By: ☮♥☺♪♫☼ - 12/2/2011
 
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