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how do employers verify your previous salary?

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A reader writes: How does a company go about verifying your self-reported salary history for a background check? I have a first round interview with a large, well-known firm, and they sent me forms to consent to their background check. On it, there is a large portion dedicated to salary history. On the form, where it asks for salary history, it also asks if they can contact the employer. references salary

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Interviewers who tell you how well everyone there gets along. I’ve been in the following situation a few times and don’t really know what to make of it: Someone interviewing me will discuss how close their office/department/team is, or how well everyone gets along, or how much fun they have together, etc. Part of the interviewing process is the employer giving you information about their culture, so that you can see if it’s a culture you’d like or not.

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short answer Sunday: 7 short answers to 7 short questions

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Here we go… Verifying salary history. Have you ever heard of a company trying to confirm current salary after offering somebody a job? I applied for something online in an electronic application, did not have exact current salary info at the time (honestly don’t keep exact track after all these years, and always round up a little to keep from getting low-balled) so roundup from the ballpark where I knew I was. Second interviews.

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short answer Sunday — 7 short answers to 7 short questions

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No law requires that employers offer vacation time at all, so employers who choose to offer it can put any restrictions they want on it. If I have an offer from another company, does it affect the process with another company I’m applying to? Do I have a professional responsibility to keep a recruiter informed of my process (if I’ve been extended a formal offer, etc.)? Salary verification during background checks.

2013 58

wee answer Wednesday: 7 short answers to 7 short questions

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I just moved to a new city, and an expert in my field offered to introduce me to several directors and managers via email since I’m looking for a job. My communication MA and teaching background are gathering dust on the resume. My salary is public record. It seems I am immediately at a disadvantage when approaching a potential employer with salary-related issues. Can my salary information negatively impact my ability to find a new job?

2012 54

I was promised time off for my wedding that’s now being revoked, salary requirements in a cover letter, and more

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I interviewed for a position in October, and during the interview I told them that I was getting married in April, six months away. The solution here should be for your manager to handle this with HR — telling them that she okayed the time off as a condition of your offer and that it needs to be honored. I applied for a job at the start of December, passed a recruitment test last week, and now have an interview for what I think is a full-time job.

2014 58

terse answer Thursday — 7 short answers to 7 short questions

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I conducted an interview screen recently that resulted in a no-hire decision for the candidate. In addition, the candidate and I share similar (very unusual and on-the-surface not very “marketable”) educational and work experiences–I really feel for how hard it is to find a position coming from that background! That if they’re looking for advice on what to do with our sort of weird background, I’d be happy to chat?

2013 55

short answer Sunday: 7 short answers to 7 short questions

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Company asking me to fly myself out for informational interview I recently applied for a position at a big time company that’s out of state. To my surprise, they actually called me back and asked to set up an INFORMATIONAL interview. is that interview question legal?

2011 68

employer wants permission to call people outside my reference list

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About Me Contact Books Reviews Ask a Manager employer wants permission to call people outside my reference list March 17, 2011 A reader writes: I recently was asked to sign a Consent to Reference Check form. is that interview question legal? what does this interview question mean?

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am I not getting hired because I'm gay?

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I’ve turned in over 80 applications to businesses all over the city and have had maybe 6 interviews with no luck. For the most part the interviews go really well and some go so far as to say they will contact me in the following days for a second interview but never do.

2011 66