I recently had an interview that went well. The hiring firm is calling my references now, and I may be getting an offer soon.
One concern is that the new position would entail a move to a much more expensive area. I know Manager Tools recommends against "negotiating" salary, but I really could not take the position without an adequate increase to cover the higher expenses.
Do any of you have thoughts on how to communicate that need, should the offer come in lower than what would be necessary to maintain my standard of living? It really would be a matter of turning down the position if the money is not right.