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

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 67

coworker is too aggressive about enforcing rules, colleague selling free stuff from work, and more

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I circulate lists of disposals to other libraries locally, then whatever’s left on the shelf gets offered to staff in the building. I can see if you’ve got a huge collection, and you realize that maybe you no longer want a particular title that you picked up for free, you might offer it for sale, but I suspect this isn’t what he’s doing. Employer wants my salary history — but I’ve already accepted their job offer.

2018 59

Friday night question queue

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I want to know if I should address, in cover letters, the reason I just resigned from my job as an attorney in the worst legal market in history. What do background checks entail? I have a question in regard to job postings that state that applicants will be required to submit to a background check. What exactly does the background check entail? Is salary history one of them? It depends on the specific check.

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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.

2011 59

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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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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 have explained to my mother that if I am offered a full-time job, I couldn’t start it until after my finals in May. Employer is asking for salary requirements to be included on my resume. Salary requirements, part 2. Please submit resume and salary requirements to recruiter@__.com.”

2014 64

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. in a long interview process, can I ask about salary?

2011 72

short answer Sunday: 7 short answers to 7 short questions

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I’ve already asked for a job so why did they offer me an informational interview? I found out today that someone who is about to come on board with us is going to be offered $25k more than I make a year. The litmus test: Would they dispute the title in a reference check?)

2011 67

am I not getting hired because I'm gay?

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For what it’s worth, I’ve noticed a lot of people assuming that their lack of offers must be evidence that something nefarious is going on. in a long interview process, can I ask about salary? my new favorite interview question dont check references?

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