What should you put in the box when an application asks "what are your salary expectations?"
I know it's generally bad practice to be the first person to put a number on the line, but is it outdated or just bad manners to say "willing to negotiate/discuss"? What is the protocol there? Would love to hear what others do in their applications, and on the flip side how recruiters/hiring managers react when they see a vague answer rather than a number in that box. I've been answering "willing to negotiate" in that box for years, but am realizing that maybe this is an outdated practice, like putting a goal or "references upon request" in your resume. TIA!