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    Is there and principle on the basis of which we calculate our expected salary? http://www3.pak.org/gupshup/smilies/confused.gif Particularly speaking from Pakistan's point of view, where salaries for the same post vary from company to company. Not just that I have also come to realize that job description varies alot from company to company as well. So under such circumstances how what should I tell as my expected salary? *shniff*


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    #2
    lol this reminds me, when the human resourse manager asked me during my interview in Switzerland how much salary I would like to beginn with, I said a very high number thinking that they would reject and try to negotiate down the number but instead they agreed http://www3.pak.org/gupshup/smilies/confused.gif and I was thinking oh s*it too late now, I sould have said more higher number. http://www3.pak.org/gupshup/smilies/hehe.gif

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      #3
      In US, many websites provide data on prevailing salaries in different locations for different positions.

      In Pakistan, its best to talk to people who are in similar line. While they may not appreciate you asking their salaries directly, they will usually be more than willing if you word it in a general manner, like "How much do you think you company will pay to a fresh graduate for this position?", or "What salary does a 4-5 years experience guy can hope to get in your company - just a rough idea?"
      "Let your friends underestimate your virtues. Let your enemies overestimate your faults." - Godfather.

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        #4
        You should be very clear that you understand the job description. Sometimes titles don't justify the amount of work or experience that is required to do the job. Like Faisal suggested that you should do some research on what other companies are paying for similar jobs. Also, make sure you have a figure in mind and don't hesitate to tell the employer if it is asked during the interview.
        I sometimes feel that I sold myself for less but then other tmes I think that a dumb ass like me is just lucky to have a job. Oh well!

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          #5
          well - to start with - IN Pakistan there are two very distinct categories of employers - The MNCs and then the Seth owned private concerns - As for the salary structure the MNCs work according to a system and a person can predict where hez gonna stand after spending X years with that org. ( Not true in 100% cases )- On the other hand the seth owned companies dont have any salary structure as such - A Dyeing master in a textile mill may be earning a hefty 6 figure amount per month as compared to a SO SO salary that a qualified person is getting i.e the production or maintenance manager. Another factor worth consideration is the POINT OF STAGNATION in the career - this is typical of MNCs where no matter how dynamic u r - you feel stagnant and think of switching jobs after spending some period with that org. ( NOT AN EASY TASK ! here in Pakistan ) - With the seth companies , you can always switch for a better salary or maybe even a competitor BUYS you for a higher amount -

          Well its a never ending discussion lolzzz - The real thing is to make the best out of whatever you have in hand and listen with wide open ears and eyes whenever opportunity knocks http://www3.pak.org/gupshup/smilies/biggrin.gif

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