Show the Salary

How many applications have you sent off in the past where the salary was NOT listed on the job description or role profile? How did that make you feel? Did you even consider what it means?

Here’s why I’m asking. I’ve applied for a few jobs over the years and, for the most part, I’ve been successful. In nearly all those applications the salary or graded salary range was listed; this also highlighted where the position was in relation to a level of responsibility or seniority in the organisation.

But what does it mean to apply for a job where it’s listed as ‘attractive’ or ‘competitive’ salary, even ‘with generous benefits’? What does that mean? Do you think you’re getting a fair deal when you have to be the one to open the conversation about the remuneration? Would you feel comfortable in negotiating what you believe you are worth, based on experience and your background, to be sure you get a decent wage for your work?

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