Answered by Ashley, Hiring Expert at Cardinal Health, on Wednesday, February 17, 2016
Recruiters often use market data to determine what compensation is fair based on location, education, experience, etc. If you feel you should receive a higher salary, don't be afraid to counter the offer. Be sure you are fair in your counter offer though and have data to back it up. Understand what the average salary is in your area for the position. If you have more years of relevant experience than someone younger than you, don't be afraid to use your additional experience as a point for why you think a higher salary is fair. I don't think you need to make reference to your age when making this point, simply discuss the relevant experience you do have for the position and why it is beneficial and deserves a higher offer.
In my opinion, I think it's okay to reference notes when asking questions during an interview. When asking these questions, be sure it comes across as a genuine question you have and you aren’t reading a script that someone else gave you. By jotting down questions prior to your interview, it will show that you came prepared and thought about the position ahead of time. However, try your best to prepare enough ahead of time that you don't need to refer to notes.