What are your salary expectations?

No. What's your salary range?

I don't want to waste anyone's time applying for a job that doesn't meet my salary expectations, so why not help us both out.

If I was a little less generous of spirit, I'd have to assume you're not advertising it is so you can get away with paying people less. It's not a good start to the relationship.

Thing is, when you're up front about salary it means better expectation management. You know where you stand in a salary range and if there's room to move or not.

It also promotes gender equity. All staff can see the salary range that a position is being advertised at and know if they're being underpaid or not.

Every Government and most non-profit roles publicly advertise the pay rate, there's no reason the corporate section can't do that too.

So come one folks, get on board.

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