I was looking for jobs in data related fields (Data engineering/science), when I found a job opening for software engenieering offering a well above average salary, 2 to 3 times my country's average That's not common, but I've seen it before, usually it's from a company from USA/Europe outsorcing their devs.
I decided to apply even though it wasn't exactly what I was looking for (mostly because of the salary), but I can see myself doing it well.
During my first interview they asked me for my salary expectations and I actually answered the country's average. I did that for two main reasons:
- Caught by surprise, it was my first job interview (and I wasn't expecting that question).
- The job 'required' work experience (which I don't have, and they are aware.) It intimidated me into asking for such a bigger salary. (Even though it was in the job posting)
The interviewer said it was between their range, asked if it was up for negotiation, I said yes and that was it.
After tests I'm now set for the final interview. I still would rather work in data related field, but I've applied for every opening in the last three months and nothing went foward, so I'm considering taking this job. However if I decide to do so, I belive I'm going to get an offer in the range of my "salary expectation" and not in the range of the job posting.