In an era of financial uncertainty and
intense competition, recession brings out the entrepreneurial spirit
in many prospective candidates due to jobs being harder to find.
I would hope the salary offered would be based on my qualifications
and years of experience. I understand, as a new employer, the salary
offered could be commensurate with my credentials and also consistent
with industry standards and what similar employees earn at the company.
My hope would be that a successful salary negotiation, between me and
the employer would be satisfactory to both parties, as all negotiations
are part of a compromise and neither party ever gets everything that
they wanted at the outset.