Q: At an interview, is there such a thing as asking for too much money?
A: If you decide you want the job, you shouldn’t shoot for the moon as to money. (So, yes, there is such a thing as losing an offer by asking for too much money). Do some research, online and via networking, to try to determine the ballpark salary for the role. If the interviewer asks how much you want to make, say that you don’t just want to make a lateral move, and ask them their range. Then, once you have an offer, you can negotiate to sweeten the compensation in a variety of ways (e.g., base, bonus, benefits).