Once I was approached by a friend of mine for advice about resume writing. We have made several versions of resumes, and they were safely sent to the firms. It seems, played a role, because call with an invitation for an interview was followed two days later. And from a very prestigious company, which offers work in certain perspectives, both in horizontal and vertical career. We carefully rehearsed her behavior during the interview. My friend was in possession of some psychological clues that allow the benefits to show themselves. And now – the day of the interview came.

The girl went to the meeting with the mood of the winner. And we will not dissemble, really expect a successful completion of this phase of employment. In the afternoon, I rang the mobile phone. Phoned my friend. Choking of emotions overwhelmed her, she reported a positive decision with respect to it by the employer.

Super! Interested in the terms on which it is taken to work. In response to hearing a standard set list: benefits package, vacation, sick pay, etc. That is to say that, in principle, guaranteed by the state and the labor code that is called "default". Okay, I think we'll see what promises to pay. And then she calls value of future wages. I feel that something is not right. I ask, where did this value. It turns out that she had expressed a wish to receive such wages. Tact was wondering why she wanted it so much. The answer shocked me: it is to the value of wages in the same place of work and added $ 50 received the required number. What? I asked about future obligations. The amount of work – more than the last place on the forty percent. Responsibility – too much more. Moreover, in this firm, he heard the requested amount, reported that about as much and can pay. Naturally, she was delighted and agreed to work. I decided to check whether such behavior is typical for talks on the future wages of other candidates. It turned out, so do a lot of job seekers. At first glance, this is a good tactic to add to its wage in last place a certain amount of work and call it a potential employer. And what if the average market price of the vacancy you are applying for the above requested at $ 100-150. And if the gap is even bigger? Actually you gave yourself to the employer for the difference. Moreover, such gifts have to do every month. You managed to keep your good mood? Not sure … Before talking with your employer about wages, it is necessary to study labor market. Learn how real is that the vacancy for which you are applying for. And only on the basis of the results, decide how much to request for their work. There are positions for which salaries vary very intensely, and for some – virtually unchanged. But with that in mind, future responsibilities, scope, level of responsibility and must make a decision. Each of us sure want to get more than gets. Only now, having got a job with the meager allowances, and know that your colleagues in other firms with similar responsibilities are much more you can keep a high motivation to work very long. Do not fall into the trap that they themselves and drive themselves!