This question is similar but deals with startups. This is a established mid-sized company.
Today I received my first ping from a company on StackOverflow Careers. A tech company recruiter near to me (central/western Europe) asked if they could call me up and tell me about what opportunities they had open. Since this is the first time this has happened, I'm a bit tempted to pick up the offer and see where it goes (I have no clue what to expect).
I realise that this is very much looking ahead, but I'm wondering if it is appropriate to ask for a rough salary figure (e.g. per hour) at such an early stage. As it stands, it is not very formal or official and I realise that the actual experience factors will factor in very much. Their own website does not mention any figures.
I'm stuck between:
Coming across as greedy and corresponding negative connotations, especially with my very limited experience.
Trying to get a feeling if it's a serious offer and job and compensated accordingly.