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Have you ever wondered what to do when an interviewer asks your salary requirements?  Do you find your pulse racing and begin dreading how to answer that all important question? If you overstate your salary requirements you might find a potential offer taken off the table. If you undersell yourself, you may be working for many years to make up for lost pay.

It is important to be true to yourself and your needs. However, you also have to be sensitive to the economic environment and what is fair in the current marketplace. I am a firm believer that honesty is the best policy. If you will be building a working relationship with an organization and its employees, you are going to want to start work from a place of trust and transparency. There is nothing wrong with stating your salary history, as well as making a case for your current salary requirements if significantly different than your past or most recent job.

That being said, I suggest you read the following Carreerealism blog post by Dawn Rasmussen, Salary Negotiations: Playing Poker with your Financial Future, to get additional ideas on possible approaches to salary negotiation.