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I think you should inform the company about your new salary requirements before you go for the interview. If they liked you enough to pay your way for an interview they will probably agree to your new salary. The likelhood of getting an salary increase after the interview is next to zero. I don't think you need to explain, except perhaps that you require more $.

I would not discuss leaving the project before your interview. But, if you do leave the project wihout a good reason (sickness, family issues..) it will be bad mark on your reputation,  and harder to get another job. 

Good Luck,

--- On Sun, 7/3/11, Alexander Bausk <bauskas(--nospam--at)> wrote:

From: Alexander Bausk <bauskas(--nospam--at)>
Subject: Career ethic OT
To: seaint(--nospam--at)
Date: Sunday, July 3, 2011, 5:36 PM

Dear listers,

This week I will be having a meeting with a prospect employer.
I am not that much of a job switcher so I really need your advice regarding ehm... work and negotiations ethic.
The main problem is, I have discussed an expected per hour salary with the agency recruiter 3 months back. I have not seen the proper job description though and now I think that I might have underestimated the figure.
My questions are:
- is it OK to revise your wage expectations after the interview? The employer flies me in on site at their expense. If yes, what is better to give as a reason?
- if a job is (sort of) contract-based (that is, there is a specific project, albeit long-term), does the contract usually oblige you to stick with the project for the whole estimated term? Should I discuss this with the recruiter in advance?

The employer is based in Europe so what I would ask is a general western-attitude advice.
Alexander Bausk
Civil/Structural design & inspection engineer, CAD professional
MSc Structural engineering, Ph.C. Engineering
Dnipropetrovsk, Ukraine
Tel. +38 068 4079692
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