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Can I lie about my hours to get a better salary at a new job? I’ve started lying to agencies about my salary with the intention of suggesting that would be my salary if I worked full-time. Employers that base salary offers on what you’ve been earning are often employers who ask for verification of that information, either as part of the reference-checking stage or by requesting tax forms, pay stubs, or other documentation. It’s five answers to five questions.

in a long interview process, can I ask about salary? — Ask a Manager

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About Me Contact Books Reviews Ask a Manager in a long interview process, can I ask about salary? The problem is, of course, no salary range was listed on the job description. And in my field, titles don’t necessarily translate into salary. Of course, be prepared for the typical silliness that often occurs (on both sides) when salary comes up — the awkward pauses and the coy “well, what are you looking for?&#

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Have you ever gotten a job from a job fair?

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I took off from my temp job early that day (which means I lost pay) only to find that those three specific companies’ reps had “gone home.&# But anything sponsored by a large metro area’s newspaper and/or hosted at a hotel is basically a cattle call. I know other temp agencies and placement companies are as well, so it might be worth shifting focus and seeing what you can make happen with the staffing companies that attend.