Recently, a recruiter from my dream company reached out for an interview.
I showed my interest and he responded with two emails 3 days back, one with an online programming test and the other asking for things like the reason for the change, current salary, and expected salary etc.
I attempted the online interview test and it didn't go well. I did it half correct. I haven't replied to the other email yet.
What can I do to salvage the situation after that bad test attempt? Is it professional to write an email with salary expectations (asked in the other mail), which are in the upper range of the company, when I was not able to perform well in the test?