Why Companies Ask For A Salary History

Professional Resume Services

Salary can be a very touchy subject when it comes to negotiating a job offer. Many job seekers are uneasy talking about their salary history with prospective employers. Potential employers may require a salary history before even considering you as a candidate.

Why Asking For Salary History Is Bad Recruiting

Career Realism

Why Asking For Salary History Is Bad Recruiting. One of the most common recruiting practices today is to seek out a candidate’s salary history. However, states like Massachusetts are now passing laws prohibiting companies from asking the salary history question.

Why Do Employers Ask for Salary Histories?

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Why Do Employers Ask for Salary Histories?

JT & Dale Talk Jobs

& Dale: Why do employers ask job applicants for their salary histories? I know the standard answer is to screen out those with unrealistic salary expectations. Give them the history, get in there and set the hook, get the offer, and then be a good negotiator.

?? Common Bad Job Search Advice To Ignore Every Time

JobMob

Job search going poorly? Everyone you ask – and some you don't – will have an opinion on what you need to do in your job search, and more so if your search is not going well, but some of that advice is just bad. 15 Bad Job Hunting Tips and Advice.

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is it okay to lie about your salary history when applying for a new job?

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A reader writes: I’ve been wondering about whether or not it’s ever okay to exaggerate your past salary. My current salary is significantly lower than what someone in a for-profit company would be making for the same responsibilities. My friends in the past have bumped up their salaries to get a higher pay in their next job, and they are encouraging me to do the same. Don’t lie about your salary. salary

What to Do When Asked About Your Previous Salary

Jennifer Anthony

→ What to Do When Asked About Your Previous Salary Posted on April 13, 2010 by Jennifer Anthony By Jennifer Anthony Score! You’ve landed an interview for the job of your dreams. Instead, it may get you the job, but at a lower price than they were going to offer.

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short answer Saturday: another job search edition — Ask a Manager

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About Me Contact Books Reviews Ask a Manager short answer Saturday: another job search edition January 29, 2011 We did a job search edition of short answer Saturday last week , but the questions keep piling up so here’s another one. which job should I take?

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Should Your Salary Be On Your Resume?

Professional Resume Services

One of the uncomfortable parts of a job search is discussion of salary. Most of us don’t really like negotiations over salary and fear that putting our current wage on paper might doom us to repeat it. Employers have various reasons for requesting salary information.

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will looking like a teenager harm my job search?

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About Me Contact Books Reviews Ask a Manager will looking like a teenager harm my job search? Posted in job searching A reader writes: Okay, I know looks matter, but how much does it really matter? It didn’t stop me from getting hired or from doing my job well.

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short answer Saturday: job search edition — Ask a Manager

Ask A Manager

About Me Contact Books Reviews Ask a Manager short answer Saturday: job search edition January 22, 2011 It’s short answer Saturday: six short answers to six short questions. Is it better to respond to a job ad immediately or wait a few days? which job should I take?

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How to Find Great Career Advice Fast

Life@work

If you've read enough of my posts you know that I advise you to limit the time you spend reading job search and career advice. run out of time or become too overwhelmed to meet your own job search or other career goals.

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Should I Include Salary Requirements on My Resume?

The Undercover Recruiter

In general, you should NOT include salary information on your resume. Sometimes your prospective employers may ask for your salary requirements or salary history, but unless there is a penalty for omission, such as your resume will be rejected, do not include the information.

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Is Your Executive Resume Still Partying Like It’s 1999?

Executive Career Brand

They’ve advanced through the ranks at a few companies, sliding easily from one job to the next, because they were in demand by recruiters, or their networks led them to new opportunities. Now, they find that the job pipeline is not flowing. Salary history.

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How to Handle Salary on Application Forms

Career Realism

You may be asked salary information on an application form—or be faced with a “current salary” or “desired salary” field on an online application. This gives you the opportunity to discuss your salary history and expectations later. Job Search applicant form salar

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Why You Should STOP Being Afraid Of Negotiating Salary

Career Realism

Consider these recent statements I received from job seeking clients regarding salary discussions: “He asked what salary range I wanted. I wasn’t expecting to discuss salary and hopefully I didn’t bomb that part.”. Discussing salary shouldn’t be difficult.

Why Completing A Job Application Isn’t A Waste Of Time

Career Realism

Each organization has its own hiring process and, for many, that includes completing a job application in addition to submitting a resume. Many job seekers don’t believe that completing a job application isn’t a waste of time. Filling one out can be frustrating and time consuming since no two applications seem to be alike, but it is definitely worth the extra effort if you really want the job. Related: 5 Biggest Job Application Mistakes.

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more things you shouldn’t do when applying for a job

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And your salary history. And hours worked per week in each job. Stating that you’re “uniquely qualified” for the job. Not including the dates that you held the jobs listed on your resume. job searching Things I’ve seen candidates do recently that you should not do: * Starting a sentence in your cover letter with “As a loving wife and mother…” * Including your Social Security number on your resume.

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How To Handle Salary On Application Forms

Career Realism

You may be asked salary information on an application form—or be faced with a “current salary” or “desired salary” field on an online application. This gives you the opportunity to discuss your salary history and expectations later. Job Search career

Why Completing A Job Application Isn’t A Waste Of Time

Career Realism

Each organization has its own hiring process and, for many, that includes completing a job application in addition to submitting a resume. Photo Credit: Shutterstock The post Why Completing A Job Application Isn’t A Waste Of Time appeared first on CAREEREALISM. Job Search career

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Five Most Common Resume Mistakes

Jennifer Anthony

You simply cannot use the same resume to apply to many different types of jobs and expect to win interviews. Your resume MUST be customized for each job you are targeting. If you are applying for an accounting position, don’t list your summer lifeguard job you held back in 1989.

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Bottom Line it For Me – What's Really Important to Consider When.

Jennifer Anthony

Follow the rules: In this case, the “rules” are the ones that they request in the job description. If they want your cover letter to include your salary history, then provide it. But the bonus is that the keywords they’re looking for are in the job description.

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Seven Short Q & A’s on Sunday

Sklover Working Wisdom

Unemployment benefits are available to those who lose their jobs “due to no fault of their own.” Question 5: Can a prospective employer ask my past employers what my salary was when I worked for them? . Salary history is not a matter of legally protected privacy.

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How to Handle Salary Conversations with Confidence

Tim's Strategy

In both my recruiting and my job search coaching, I’ve been hearing a lot of questions about salary negotiations lately so I’ve put together a little Q&A of common questions. First, though, let’s talk about the mindset of salary for your new job.

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most popular posts of 2013

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Is your AOL or Hotmail address hurting your job search? After I turned down a job, the hiring manager asked me out. How to ask for your old job back. When an employer asks for salary history in your cover letter. How do employers verify your previous salary?

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I will totally get you a job. — Ask a Manager

Ask A Manager

About Me Contact Books Reviews Ask a Manager I will totally get you a job. I hope so, because I really liked this letter: I was laid off in June and have floundered job search-wise since. I have no doubt that applying your advice is what got me the job. job searching?

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referring a friend for a job? not so fast… — Ask a Manager

Ask A Manager

About Me Contact Books Reviews Ask a Manager referring a friend for a job? not so fast… January 3, 2011 A job opens up at your company. You have a friend who’s job-searching. Yay, get your friend a job and get to work with someone you like! Referring a friend for a job can have consequences that people often don’t take the time to think about, whether they ultimately get an offer or not. You have a friend who’s job-searching.

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8 things you should know about job references

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About Me Contact Books Reviews Ask a Manager 8 things you should know about job references February 14, 2011 If you’re job-searching, at some point you’re going to be asked for references … and if you’re like a lot of people, you’re going to hand them over without giving much thought to what will happen next. 3 things I learned by quitting my job in a recession whens the right time to ask for a raise? Have you ever gotten a job from a job fair?

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listen to me on Minnesota Public Radio — Ask a Manager

Ask A Manager

About Me Contact Books Reviews Ask a Manager listen to me on Minnesota Public Radio January 7, 2011 The wonderful Alexandra Levit and I were guests on Minnesota Public Radio this morning, talking about job search strategies in a tight job market. Posted in me The wonderful Alexandra Levit and I were guests on Minnesota Public Radio this morning, talking about job search strategies in a tight job market. Have you ever gotten a job from a job fair?

I love frequent meetings, my employee won’t stick to a schedule, and more

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I get apathetic about my job unless I have frequent meetings. I work at a job where I mainly sit at my desk in a windowless environment and get the job done. Maybe it’s the break in the day or interacting with other people, I’m not entirely sure but I seem to care more about my job for a few days after. Anyway, any chance you’re in the wrong job? It sounds like you might thrive on interaction, but that you’re in a job that doesn’t offer a lot of it.

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employee told two coworkers they’re overweight, friend has no experience but wants the job, and more

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My friend has no experience and no portfolio but wants the job. My friend (A) is working a normal office job but apparently likes writing. She does some copywriting work during her normal job, but she has never written full articles in a professional capacity. The nice thing about this dilemma is that she’s going to have to figure it out on her own at some point, or at least she’s likely to, because she’s not going to get the jobs she’s applying for.

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tiny answer Thursday: 7 short answers to 7 short questions

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Job-searching soon after starting a new job. After a two-year job search during which I cobbled together part-time jobs to pay the bills and gain experience, I finally got a full-time job in my field a little more than a month ago. While the job is a step up from where I was, it’s still not where I want to be. I’ve kept one of my part-time jobs so I’m not worried about having a gap.

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how is being recruited different from just applying for a job?

Ask A Manager

I have worked as, let’s say, a teapot machine operator for seven years but have been looking for a new job recently, as I’ve maxed out my potential growth at my current employer. They even said in their message that they thought I would be an excellent fit for the job! The application had sections for job history and education (as well as salary history, which I, of course, left blank, much to their dismay).

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Should I Accept A Job Offer Below My Pay Range? | Tim's Strategy

Tim's Strategy

Blog Free Downloads Sponsor Resources FAQ [07.06.10] View Comments Should I Accept A Job Offer Below My Pay Range? Should I Accept A Job Offer Below My Pay Range? Only you can decide whether a job offer below your prior pay is acceptable.

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Introducing the TruFocus Cover Letter Template | Tim's Strategy

Tim's Strategy

Because, in the end, we will have an important discussion about communication strategies during job search. As a 22 year hiring manager and a former job seeker. And I think this gives me a unique perspective on job search strategy and psychology.

The Odyssey Of The Salary Offer | ResumeToReferral.com

Resume to Referral

Home About Free Mags Jobs Resume Services Advertise « 7 Tips To Starting a New Job Successfully Two Amazing Cover Letters 99% Of All Job Seekers Will Never Discover… (and how to use them to land your dream job) » The Odyssey Of The Salary Offer Guest Article By Randy Block You’ve made it through several rounds of interviews. You will be in good shape if you made the right moves from the beginning of The Odyssey Of The Salary Offer.

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wee answer Wednesday — 7 short answers to 7 short questions

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My employer does not know that I’m job searching and I need to be discreet at this point in the process. Factoring overtime pay into salary history. I’m a little unsure how to answer the question about salary at my most recent job and hoped to get your advice on this subject. This position had a base salary, but it was a non-exempt position so I also received overtime. I have been employed at my current job three years.

2012 51

short answer Sunday — 7 short answers to 7 short questions

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Why do recruiters ask where you are in the job search process? What does the question “Where are you in the job search process” mean? Job closed before I could apply for it. I found my absolute dream job last night on a local hospital’s website. I woke up early this morning (before my kids) to type up a wonderful cover letter…the job is no longer posted! 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. I’ve been stuck doing retail and temp jobs for a few years. Or is it case where there’s nothing reasonable I could be doing (except be in a different job gaining relevant experience) so asking the question is inappropriate? My salary is public record.

2012 54

my coworker closed her trunk on my arm and didn’t apologize, hiring family, and more

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I work as a runner for a law firm, so a good portion of my job involves making deliveries and such. It did hurt a lot, and while I’m not the kind of person to whine over every little scratch (hence why I just ignored it until our job was complete) an apology would have been nice. I am job searching. Many jobs ask me to apply with my “desired salary” (which at least is better than salary history).

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my manager’s boss wants us to complain about my manager to his face, inconsiderate meeting times, and more

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If it’s wildly, wildly outside the scope of your job, possibly. In many jobs, “other duties as assigned” is part of the gig, and it wouldn’t be realistic to ask for extra pay for taking on something outside your normal responsibilities. But there’s a point where it becomes reasonable, but it has to really be wildly outside the normal scope of your job, and even then it doesn’t always make sense. It’s five answers to five questions.

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short answer Sunday — 6 short answers to 6 short questions

Ask A Manager

I have a trip planned for the week of an important event at my new job. After reading your e-book and being a faithful reader of your blog for years, I just landed a wonderful new job opportunity that I definitely credit in part to your advice! The job is part of a new facility that is opening on 7/1 (I will be working in HR, the facility is a call center). It sound like you already formally accepted the job but haven’t brought up the vacation yet.

2013 57

terse answer Thursday — 7 short answers to 7 short questions

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It was, however, an extremely difficult decision, and the candidate, while not the right fit for what our team is looking for, would be a clear good fit for several other jobs in our office. I did pass the resume on to the hiring manager for the other positions in our office, with a good word about “not right for our job, but perhaps for yours.” Links to other job posts? Will declaring bankruptcy affect my job search?

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