I got the "did you have a salary in mind that are looking for" question and I am not sure if I handled it correctly and all I could think was there is no need to discuss salary until there is an offer.
The interviewer was the company recruiter and they asked my current salary and I obliged. Then they asked was there a specific salary I was looking for. Now this is where I am not sure if I addressed it correctly.
I said "I don't have a specific salary in mind but I am aware of the market range of this position. I am really more concerned with finding out if I am a good fit for your company and if your company is a good fit for me, and if we get that far I would be interested in discussing salary"
She followed up with something like " I perfectly understand, like most candidates we understand you are probably looking for a competitive increase and we expect that"
Any thoughts, was my answer appropriate or does it looks like I am trying to control the interview? It didn't seem like it was a bad exchange but I was going through the interview in my head and that was one area where I wasn't sure if I handled it appropriately.