Job interview dialogue when discussing salaries

Job interview dialogue when discussing salaries

Ever found yourself in a job interview where discussing salaries can be a bit nerve wracking? Here’s how it should unfold 👇

🧑 (Candidate): I’m excited about this opportunity. Could you tell me more about the salary for this position?

🧑‍💼 (Interviewer): Absolutely. We’re committed to pre-employment pay transparency as per the EU’s guidelines. For this role, the initial pay level is competitive, falling within the range of €45,000 to €55,000 per year, depending on experience and qualifications.

🧑 (Candidate): That’s great to know. I appreciate the transparency. Just to clarify, is there any room for negotiation within this range?

🧑‍💼 (Interviewer): Certainly, we encourage open discussions. Within this range, your starting salary will be determined based on your experience and how well it aligns with the role. We value merit-based compensation.

🧑 (Candidate): That sounds fair. I appreciate that your job posting already mentioned the salary range. Is this in line with the new guidelines? For me, it’s not just about compliance; it’s also about ensuring that we don’t waste each other’s time if the salary range isn’t in line with my experience.

🧑‍💼 (Interviewer): Correct! Transparency benefits both parties, saving valuable time and making sure we’re on the same page from the start. It’s about a more efficient and effective recruitment process.

🧑 (Candidate): Very good! Is there a reason you haven’t inquired about my previous salary?

🧑‍💼 (Interviewer): Whilst it’s also per the regulations, (🤐 we’re not allowed to ask candidates about their current or previous salary from their previous employment), in our approach, there’s no need to inquire about your previous compensation. We provide a clear salary range, and our focus is entirely on assessing your qualifications and the value you can bring to our team. This way, we ensure that your compensation is determined purely on your merits and contributions.

🧑 (Candidate): That’s a refreshing approach. One last thing, could you provide some insights into the pay progression in this role?

🧑‍💼 (Interviewer): Of course, we’re dedicated to making our pay structure clear. Pay progression is based on your performance and achieving set milestones. We have clear criteria that are objective and gender-neutral to ensure fairness in compensation as you grow in your role.

🧑 (Candidate): Thank you for the information. I appreciate the transparency and clarity around the salary.

🧑‍💼 (Interviewer): You’re welcome. Do you have any more questions about the position?


🤪 Disclaimer: The conversation is a glimpse into what the future may hold for the interview/hiring process #EUdirective

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