Job Applications and Salary Questions

I recently had a job-seeking student ask me a question that I have been asked many times in the past.  He wanted to know how to respond to salary requirement questions on job applications.  I always say “don’t”.  If a potential employer wants to know what you are willing to work for, he might be hoping you’ll give him a low-ball number that is below what he is able to pay.  And you’ve taken a salary cut before even starting the job.  Always say you want “market value” and leave it up to the employer to provide a salary or salary range first.  I recently came across this answer and it parallels my thoughts.   I hope this is helpful.

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