Best way to negotiate compensation?
How do you approach the tough question of how much pay to ask for?
You have an interview coming up and you know they are going to ask you how much compensation you require. You don't want to ask for too much and be thrown out of the candidate pool but if you take the job making too little you might be stuck working a second job for the next year. My approach so far has been to be honest and say "well at my last job I made $X" followed by "but you are the person who will ultimately decide what you can pay me so really it is up to you."