During this interview, if you do not have an answer right away to a question asked by your interviewer, just ask them can you think about it a minute and come back to it. If during the entire interview the question of how much the job pays never comes up, it is perfectly okay for you to ask this question. Do not feel intimidated by asking this question, it’s an important one. So, if how much the job pays has not been discussed, a good time to inquire about it is near the end of your interview, when she/he asks you, “do you have any questions”. Say, yes, how much does this job pay per hour?
If they answer, “well, how much are you willing to accept”….always “throw it back” to the interviewer. Make “them” give “you” the answer to that question. Example, you can say: “well I know minimum wage is $7.25 an hour, but with my past experience, what range of pay would I fit in ?” That way, you’ve thrown the question right back to the interviewer, and they will have to quote you a pay rate. They know “exactly” what that particular job is willing to pay. They will have already reviewed the pay range, so feel confident in humbly throwing the ball back to your interviewer and making them give you the pay rate for the job.
At the end of the interview, stand up, looking him/her in the eye and thank them for the interview. If you are interested in the job, tell them! You may also ask them how soon they will be making a hiring decision. And last, but not least, always ask for a business card from them. This is important because once you leave the building, head straight to the store and get a blank thank you card. Write a brief note inside, thanking them for their time and the interview, and reiterate your interest in the position. Sign it, and put your phone number under your signature. Complete the envelope with the information from the business card you’ve acquired, and go directly to the post office and mail it. A personal greeting card thank-you can go a long way. This is a great way for that employer to remember “you” !