Bring up salary too soon. Anyone seeking a new job always has the same thought in the back of their mind: â€œWhat will my salary be?â€ Though salary is very important, it is usually one of the last things discussed during the hiring process. There are rare instances when salary is discussed early on. As a rule of thumb, never discuss salary during a first interview unless the interviewer brings it up first. The topic of salary becomes more acceptable during subsequent interviews, but should still be addressed with caution. If the employer asks you about your salary requirements, itâ€™s certainly ok to give a range or a minimum. Be prepared with a reasonable range and also to negotiate when the time comes for salary and benefits talks.