To understand whether it is necessary to specify the desired level of wages in summary, you need to learn how to properly evaluate their professional level. Especially if you have worked long enough in one place in one company or, on the contrary, had long been without work.
The experts of the International HR portal HeadHunter Ukraine understood how not to be in a situation of “between a rock and a hard place” and provide an adequate level of financial compensation that would satisfy both the applicant and the employer.
According to statistics, if in the summary there is no information about desired salary, the number of invitations to interview are reduced, as employers need detailed information about a potential employee. The lack of specific financial needs of the applicant can be interpreted in different ways, but usually not in favor of the latter.
The formation of salary expectations should be based on concrete data. Before you write a certain amount, do the following:
- To conduct monitoring of the labor market to study, where and on what terms invited to work.
- To perform the level of salaries in your area – pay attention to what’s going on in your town, area, region.
- To study the level of wages in your profession, or in the area where you plan to go, if you expect a reclassification.
Looks very simple and clear, but how to do it. First, and easiest thing, you can talk with relatives, friends, acquaintances, colleagues. To find out what’s going on with them. The information obtained will be for you a starting point in understanding the situation.
Secondly, to study the situation on job portals. This will allow you to understand what financial reward today offers the employer. Please note that should examine not only the existing vacancies but also to analyze the summary, which will present your colleagues. This will help you not only to “inventory” their experience, knowledge, achievements, skills, and will provide an opportunity to assess their competitiveness in the labour market.
Third, use your own experience which you receive during interviews with potential employers.
And, of course, do not forget about the social networks and companies ‘ websites. They – very good source of information. So, after reading the official groups, you will have an idea of which organization can get and what to expect.
Once you promonitorili the situation on the labour market, it is possible to begin counting. Wages that will suit your needs and will be adequate for your level of competence and experience as one of the options can consist of the total monthly regular expenses (utilities/rent, food, clothing, transportation (at least, the road from home to work and Vice versa), the payment of a kindergarten/school, the percentage for contingencies, etc.), as well as the “value” of your professional level. If the amount received (plus/minus 10% -15%) are in the labour market, can safely put in the summary.
If the amount is significantly lower or significantly higher, then analyze why it happened. Perhaps you underestimate yourself, or overestimate. Remember that this in summary salary increases your chances of an interview invite on the one hand, and on the other – saves time to both you and the employer, because if your views do not match the level of payment, it is likely not to meet.