I was recently approached via linked-in from a company manager. He asked one of my contacts to introduce him to me on LinkedIn. I am currently working as Technical Java Architect.

Then He told me that he has a senior Java/JavaEE developer position. If you are interested, we can have a Skype interview.

Shouldn't I ask for more details about the role and salary and benefits too to decide should I apply there or not.

So for that purpose, what would be most appropriate text/question formation to ask more about my role, salary and other benefits.


closed as unclear what you're asking by Jim G., IDrinkandIKnowThings, jcmeloni, CincinnatiProgrammer, Monica Cellio Oct 7 '13 at 15:32

Please clarify your specific problem or add additional details to highlight exactly what you need. As it's currently written, it’s hard to tell exactly what you're asking. See the How to Ask page for help clarifying this question. If this question can be reworded to fit the rules in the help center, please edit the question.

  • 1
    How to ask for more details about the job before applying? - Why not just ask for more details about the job before applying? – Jim G. Oct 3 '13 at 20:45

I don't know exactly what your questions are, but I think it's worthwhile to frame the upcoming conversation1 (interview) in a way that's best for you.

You can respond to him and say something like this:

Thank you for your message. I would like to go forward and have a discussion. What time is best for you? I am usually free at [and then list a few times].

I have several questions, that I would like to discuss with you: [and then list them]: I would like to know more about your company, what position you're trying to fill, and about the salary/benefits2.

Looking forward to learning more about your company, and telling you more about myself.


John Doe

  1. He has just as much a responsibility to sell you on his company as you do to sell yourself as being a valuable employee deserving of a high salary.
  2. Often people negotiating want the other party to give terms first. He may not want to state a precise salary before you do.

I would simply send a mail requesting some more details. Also, talking with him on Skype would be a good way to get more information. If it turns out you are not interested in the job after that Skype talk, you have at least trained your interviewing skills a bit more.

  • I want to move once and stay there for a while. if there package is good, then i can join them, otherwise, if they are considering low salary, i am really not interested, that's why I wanted to know more details so that I can decide should I proceed or not. – vicky Oct 3 '13 at 5:29

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged or ask your own question.