I have received a salary offer from a company that I am very interested in working for. However the salary is only just over half my expected salary for my education level, though I am still interested in working for them.
I have direct experience and very relevant knowledge relating to the project I would be initially working, but otherwise not a huge amount of experience overall.
It is initially project work, with a six months contract
I am very un-used to bargaining in regards to payment for work and wonder now that I see the employers salary offering range should I counter offer with something above my reduced expectation or equal to it? For example, if my target is 30k should I counter with 30k or 35k?