The company does not indicate how much they are offering. Often, the application form asks for the your employment history - why you left, pay. I don't like to put the reason or the pay. The less they know the better. For my case, the pay got lower and lower - why - I didn't work for awhile and I had very bad luck at landing a job. Just no luck at all! I started in the finance industry, was retrenched because they closed. A year later, the no. of banks and finance companies were reduced. I did try but had no luck at landing a bank job because they kept saying you only worked in a finance company. Then, I got fed up and tried to apply for admin jobs on and off for 4 years. Then finally, an educational institute hired me but said they were non-profit and paid way below market price. If I were to put this on the application form, this is not indicative of what I actually worth. I can leave it totally. Lots of people ask and I put the amount a bit higher -do you do this too? If your previous job paid too little, would you inflate the amount too?
Anyway, back to my question above. Can you say- based on the market and working experience, I expect xx to yy ? (based on a job that you have say some relevant working experience). What would you say if you don't have relevant working experience for the job - office admin (your experience - other types of admin exp) ? What type of salary range would you put?