I am planning to move to another company and recently I interviewed with a company and at the end of the day of my interview, I accidentally disclosed my current base salary to the VP of the company. Today, I have received an e-mail from the HR and was asked the following question:
"What are your minimum base salary expectations going forward? I will work with the VP on meeting those expectations."
Let's say my current salary is 100k, and from current employees in the company I know the salary level there is 90-100k. I would like to receive 105-110k. My thought was to respond to the e-mail as follows:
"Currently I am getting 100K. Please let me know how much you can offer me."
Considering that the VP already knows my salary, which is the better way to begin negotiations to get my desired salary of 105-110k -- ask for what I actually want, or let them make the first salary offer?
This is the request I have sent...
"My current base salary is $100K. I am seeking a salary in the $110K range."
THE END (GOOD):
Initially they have provided only $105K offer. However, based on my request (second time), they finally provided $110K offer. Thank you all for your help.