I've been seeking work since April, and I am now wondering if I should take a different tactic with the few companies that attempt to ask about pay on an initial screening call.
Does anyone turn the question back on the employer? Instead answering "what is your anticipated salary?" with a number, saying something like "If presented an offer I expect it to reflect my experience and skills" or something?
It's probably petty, I just feel like at least two places turned me down the very next day after only a screening because my initial salary pass was too high. I was willing to take a cut - I need work! - but I am not going to start with undervaluing myself...
Anyone have advice or has anyone tried this?