I just had a conversation with a recruiter who asked what salary expectations I had. I gave a number that's higher than the amount I currently make but then she asked me how I justified that number. I felt really un-prepared for that question. Then she asked me whether she should share opportunities that would be a lot less if they were a good fit in other ways. I felt like she was feeling me out to see whether my original number was real. Has anyone else been in this situation before? What did you say as your justification for the comp you were looking for?