Oddly enough, I got a call back about a L&D job that I applied for recently. I had to tell the nice screener person why I’m interested in L&D jobs, and what kind of experience I have in delivering training to executives. Although a bit disorienting – I had just gotten out of Mass and was in the vestibule of another building – I’m glad that I had some clarity in my mind around questions like that. It was still a bit tough doing the context switch.
The hard question was when she enquired about my target salary. She wouldn’t give me the pay range of the job, but instead asked me to tell her MY target range, with the understanding that I should expect a drop in pay and it’s all negotiable anyway. That’s always a tough question to answer, but I hope I did a decent job of winging it.
So another tiny glimmer of hope suddenly emerged!