在国内工作的朋友可以去 Kanzhun.com 了解不同地区同行业的平均工资。
还有个方法就是通过从其他类似职位的招聘广告了解工资水平，一般招聘广告会把大概薪酬待遇列出。在国内工作的朋友们可以去大街网(Dajie.com) 和猎聘网(Liepin.com) 上获取相关信息。
Money is always a scary topic — especially when you’re interviewing for a new job. Job applicants often have doubts over the perfect timing to bring up their ideal salary, or even HOW to figure out that magic number, to begin with. “What if I asked for too much, or too little?” is a question we've all asked ourselves at one point or another.
For a tricky discussion like this, you need to be as prepared as you possibly can be. These tips will give you the knowledge and confidence you need to ask for what you deserve. Now go get them dollar bills!
1. Have an ideal salary range ready BEFORE your interview
When you start your job search, take some time to look up what companies are paying people in similar positions. A great resource for this is Glassdoor.com. You can simply search for a job title or a specific company to find out their salary ranges for current employees.
Every time I'm looking for a job, I've turned to Glassdoor.com to find the average salary range for that position. If you're based in China, Kanzhun.com is a similar useful resource that allows you to find out the medium pay in a given industry based on geographical location.
Another way to get a feel for the salary range you should aim for is by comparing and contrasting with other job ads similar to what you're applying for, since the compensation range is usually listed. Dajie andLiepin are good resources to consider if you're in China.
After deciding your target salary, write it down on a piece of paper so it's always top of mind during your interviews and you can answer confidently when it comes up. This also helps keep your mind clear even when you are nervous.
2. Your goal salary is more important than what you’re making now
When the conversation of salary came up, I was often get asked about how much I’m making now. It’s totally appropriate to only give a target range instead of sharing your past salary. There's no reason to provide your current salary: It can be irrelevant, since you might be a different location, title, company, and industry. Always know that you can speak to what you are looking for — not what you currently have — as long as it is within reason.
The worst thing they can say is “no”: And, if that's the case, why waste time with companies that are not going to pay you what you deserve?
I once went in for an interview with my target salary set for $65,000. During the interview, the hiring manager asked me, “what are you currently making in your position?” I only answered, “I am looking for positions in the $65,000-75,000 range.” My preparation for the salary conversation enabled me to confidently state what I was looking for, without needing to explain that I was making $50,000 at the time in a totally different industry.
3. Confidence is key
Going into an interview with the “I probably won't get it,” mindset does not put you in the position of power. You have to go in with a confident, executive mindset. Feeling prepared and knowing your value are key points.
Knowing the unique value you bring to the table will help you negotiate from a position of power. Before my interviews, I always create a list of my top skills and strengths. I do this by looking up the job description for the company I am interviewing with and identifying where I can excel in that role. I write down my thoughts and read it over a few times before going into the interview. This has been tremendously helpful for me as I am able to recall these talking points when speaking about my past experience and during the salary discussion.
You've got this! Remember: Opportunities come to those who are prepared.