I just need work; any pay is better than nothing. That’s what you’re thinking. You’ve been through multiple interviews, multiple rejections and your kid needs soccer cleats yesterday. Are you going to jeopardize a job offer by asking for too much money? No. You are going to nail the offer… by knowing what to ask for.
Before you interview for a position, develop a sense of what the job is worth generally. Start by looking at salary calculators online. Indeed.com has one, as do many other sites. Be sure you are looking at information relevant to your area. Employers in New York City, for example, pay far more than those in small, rural towns because the cost of living in a larger city is usually higher.