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OCTOBER 8, 2019
Rural jobs are rejecting me because of my bigger city salary history. Many of these applications are asking for salary history. In general, try to avoid talking about salary history entirely if you can because your past earnings are no one’s business but yours. But if someone is really pushing for an answer, try saying, “My previous salaries were in markets like New York, where the market and the cost of living are incredibly different.