I have an interview next week with a new company. I just talked to a recruiter from the company this morning and he asked me what salary I was expecting. I didn’t hesitate for a second and blurted out what Im already making.
I already had it in my mind that my current job is fine and I only want to find a new position if it’s something that interests me and if its pay is significantly higher, but for some reason this is what came out of my mouth instead!
Im thinking of just cancelling the interview since Ive already sold myself short, or is there any coming back? My thinking is I should have said way more and negotiate down, but now I have no buffer to work with now.
Edit concerning the potential duplicate. The question of whether discussing salary so early on has been answered and answered well. What I get from that is a resounding yes. I came into this with that assumption already but my brain and tongue misfired. My question is more specifically geared towards whether or not its even worth my time now that my cards are on the table. I’m not hurting for opportunities — although the more the merrier — and I have a job at the moment.