Since I was from the middle class, my family told me to never ask for a higher salary and that it was fine to take the salary that the organization offered.
I can still remember my first answer to this question in a job interview: “Right now in my career, learning and the quality of my work are much more important than the pay.” So, I’ll be happy with the organization’s standard salary.”
I think it’s fine to follow this rule when you’re just starting out in your career, but as you get better at your job or become an expert in your field, you might be leaving money on the table by answering this way.
I think the best way to get what you want is to make a strong case for yourself based on facts. You can do this by researching the role and looking online to see what your market value is. If you want to avoid an argument, stick to facts and figures. You can say, “From what I’ve learned, the average worker in our city who has this job makes [salary range].” Based on what I know and what I’ve done, I think [this range] is fair.” You can show that you are willing to negotiate by giving a range.
Show the hiring manager that you’re flexible by saying something like, “I’m really excited about this opportunity and willing to talk more about it.” This shows that you are reasonable and willing to work with others (a good quality for a job candidate).
Don’t just think about yourself when you talk about money in a job interview. Instead, think about what you can do for the company with your experience and skills. (“I deserve this because I’m awesome, talented, and dependable.”)