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I Was Not Specific About My Salary Demand by damzy88: 9:22am On Nov 16, 2015
Hello everyone,

I went for an interview last week. The interviewer enquired about how much I was looking to earn. I said since it was entry level position, I believe there is a salary range and an amount fair to me is alright.

Did I make any mistake? I noticed the lady wanted me to be specific. I didn't want to look greedy.

It is a local exploration and production company.

Your opinions please?

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Re: I Was Not Specific About My Salary Demand by tenderlaw(m): 10:06am On Nov 16, 2015
You gave a very mature answer. You did well. Wish you all the best.

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Re: I Was Not Specific About My Salary Demand by Dahveydson(m): 10:16am On Nov 16, 2015
Sounds like GEC.


You gave a mature answer, but sometimes they need an actual figure.


In the end sha, one doesn't know what those HR guys want.

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Re: I Was Not Specific About My Salary Demand by hob(m): 10:25am On Nov 16, 2015
Good answer i believe

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Re: I Was Not Specific About My Salary Demand by oluwafreshkid(m): 10:32am On Nov 16, 2015
damzy88:
Hello everyone,

I went for an interview last week. The interviewer enquired about how much I was looking to earn. I said since it was entry level position, I believe there is a salary range and an amount fair to me is alright.

Did I make any mistake? I noticed the lady wanted me to be specific. I didn't want to look greedy.

It is a local exploration and production company.

Your opinions please?

There's always a salary scale for every job level. It is required that you research what's accruable to the company and state a range within that.

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Re: I Was Not Specific About My Salary Demand by AMZYMAYO(m): 10:33am On Nov 16, 2015
Hello @damzy88, you gave an intelligent but, also, a tricky answer. I believe you did your research about the company before going for the interview. If so, you could have sticked to the research range. Of course, research is not a difficult thing- you may contact some in house to know what they are actually paying. All in all, you gave a wise answer still. At least, you didn't mention 2 million per month (lol). My observation is just for people that will be going for interview soon.

Read more about interview questions and answers here:
https://www.nairaland.com/2560532/interview-exposed-some-things-need-know

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Re: I Was Not Specific About My Salary Demand by moshoodable: 11:00am On Nov 16, 2015
It's always ideal to give a range base on your research. How would they know the amount that is fair to you? . Take into cognizance a situation whereby an applicant gives a range and their pay falls within. Don't you think the applicant is better of compared to who said they should know the fair amount. The HR folks actually knew the pay but it an applicant job to state the pay. Just saying this because of the sensitivity of interviews nowadays.

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Re: I Was Not Specific About My Salary Demand by KINGTELLER: 11:18am On Nov 16, 2015
I have gone for an interview before, when the interviewer asked me how much |I'm expecting as take-home, NGN 200k just fell-out of my mouth.. The man didn't say anything, when I was given offer letter, my salary was 200k monthly shocked shocked shocked


Modify: Some folks here dont believe, its a pity... The company in question was once a subsidiary of a defunct telecom firm, if u like believe, if u like dnt, I still have the offer letter with me... case closed

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Re: I Was Not Specific About My Salary Demand by PLANETMARS(m): 11:34am On Nov 16, 2015
Nice answer

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Re: I Was Not Specific About My Salary Demand by ignis: 11:35am On Nov 16, 2015
That is the best answer to give to the question, especially in situations where you don't have idea of the salary package of the company.

KINGTELLER:
I have gone for an interview before, when the interviewer asked me how much |I'm expecting as take-home, NGN 200k just fell-out of my mouth.. The man didn't say anything, when I was given offer letter, my salary was 200k monthly shocked shocked shocked
This bros can lie... Apply for the spokesman of APC, you will be given the job because you got what it takes.

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Re: I Was Not Specific About My Salary Demand by kulobyno: 11:35am On Nov 16, 2015
If they want to give you the jod they should go ahead. Which kain yeye question be that

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Re: I Was Not Specific About My Salary Demand by jnrbayano(m): 11:35am On Nov 16, 2015
damzy88:
Hello everyone,

I went for an interview last week. The interviewer enquired about how much I was looking to earn. I said since it was entry level position, I believe there is a salary range and an amount fair to me is alright.

Did I make any mistake? I noticed the lady wanted me to be specific. I didn't want to look greedy.

It is a local exploration and production company.

Your opinions please?

Your answer is the right one. Be calm dear.

A structured company has got compensation for each level, especially, if it's entry level. That question is to fullfil all righteousness unless the post interviewed for is that of an experience employee.

You can't be paid beyond what is budgetted for that entry level.

I reckon that that question for that entry level position is a decoy question, and its purpose is nothing but to gauge your propensity to gluttony.

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Re: I Was Not Specific About My Salary Demand by menix(m): 11:35am On Nov 16, 2015
Ur answer is in order..
Wish u all the best..


KINGTELLER:
I have gone for an interview before, when the interviewer asked me how much |I'm expecting as take-home, NGN 200k just fell-out of my mouth.. The man didn't say anything, when I was given offer letter, my salary was 200k monthly shocked shocked shocked

Baba re u related to Lie Mohammed

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Re: I Was Not Specific About My Salary Demand by Sasuwa(f): 11:35am On Nov 16, 2015
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Re: I Was Not Specific About My Salary Demand by Kufie(m): 11:36am On Nov 16, 2015
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Re: I Was Not Specific About My Salary Demand by yorex2011: 11:36am On Nov 16, 2015
Good enough answer
Re: I Was Not Specific About My Salary Demand by Lovexme(m): 11:36am On Nov 16, 2015
If she had really wanted specifics, she would have pressed further.

What I do is give my expected sum in a range. i.e. Between 90 and 120 or between 60 and 80, e.t.c.




For an entry level position, your answer should do just fine.
Re: I Was Not Specific About My Salary Demand by Nobody: 11:36am On Nov 16, 2015
No you didn't.

Some people would have messed up and quoted six or seven digits which would have been under priced or over priced.

And for entry level, (without experience), no need to over price.

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Re: I Was Not Specific About My Salary Demand by ladyF(f): 11:36am On Nov 16, 2015
You can still send them a mail. It's not too late



This is solely the opinion of LadyF grin grin grin
Re: I Was Not Specific About My Salary Demand by ahckmedkosy(m): 11:37am On Nov 16, 2015
It can be both risky n fine. Risky in the sense that the employer assumes you Don't really know your worth n hence will grab at anything and if it is a one-man biz, be sure to be underpaid; Also it is fine in the sense that you Don't over price urself or under price yourself and as such allow the coy to pay you from an already existing salary structure.
Which ever way it comes, be grateful first if u land the Job.
Re: I Was Not Specific About My Salary Demand by adonbilivit: 11:37am On Nov 16, 2015
what do u need money for when it's already end time

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Re: I Was Not Specific About My Salary Demand by HizMissy(f): 11:38am On Nov 16, 2015
KINGTELLER:
I have gone for an interview before, when the interviewer asked me how much |I'm expecting as take-home, NGN 200k just fell-out of my mouth.. The man didn't say anything, when I was given offer letter, my salary was 200k monthly shocked shocked shocked

Bros, this ur story ehhhh....

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Re: I Was Not Specific About My Salary Demand by McBrooklyn(m): 11:38am On Nov 16, 2015
Your Salary Is Your Right And You Gats Claim It Bro
Re: I Was Not Specific About My Salary Demand by yomalex(m): 11:38am On Nov 16, 2015
Hmm
Re: I Was Not Specific About My Salary Demand by Nobody: 11:39am On Nov 16, 2015
damzy88:
Hello everyone,

I went for an interview last week. The interviewer enquired about how much I was looking to earn. I said since it was entry level position, I believe there is a salary range and an amount fair to me is alright.

Did I make any mistake? I noticed the lady wanted me to be specific. I didn't want to look greedy.

It is a local exploration and production company.

Your opinions please?

You did well.

1) If it's a good company that appreciates you they will make a fair offer that is inline with the industry. I would throw you in the mid range of the salary scale for your position depending on the interview.

2) If you're a good employee, you can become the CEO in a few years by hard work and education so the point will be moot.

The CEO of my company came in as a mail room clerk years back.

Is this glass half empty or full?

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Re: I Was Not Specific About My Salary Demand by Zaikon(m): 11:40am On Nov 16, 2015
Haba OP u for talk say ofe ni igbala


nice one dem go start with 150k
Re: I Was Not Specific About My Salary Demand by KomradeKorsche: 11:40am On Nov 16, 2015
My male friend wasn't hired for internship as a result if that.
Re: I Was Not Specific About My Salary Demand by Chidizman(m): 11:40am On Nov 16, 2015
Keep calm bro. A salary that is in commensurate with your duties is the best answer.
Re: I Was Not Specific About My Salary Demand by osabiya16(m): 11:40am On Nov 16, 2015
End o f time
Re: I Was Not Specific About My Salary Demand by jenyfah(f): 11:40am On Nov 16, 2015
End time
Re: I Was Not Specific About My Salary Demand by richidinho(m): 11:40am On Nov 16, 2015
Business is far better

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