Have you done a Salary Search?
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Do you know what a specific job pays in the area in which you are searching?
It is important to know this information as you are searching and interviewing for jobs.
If you are asked during an interview to name the salary you are hoping to receive, you should know what the range is as well as what you would like to receive. From this base of information, you can reasonably negotiate a salary.
If you are in job transition and looking for a new line of work, before you even get to the interviewing stage, you can consider the salary ranges for different types jobs in order to target new career fields and decide the possible reward for investing in some education or training.