Why Companies Ask For A Salary History

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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. Divulging salary information first can often put you at a disadvantage, but you may have no choice.

Philadelphia Joins Massachusetts in Making Salary History Questions Illegal

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Philadelphia Mayor Jim Kenney signed a bill on Monday that prohibits employers from asking candidates about their salary history. The theory is that since women tend to have lower salaries than men, and since many businesses make their current salary offer based on previous salaries, one underpaid job in 1992 can affect you the rest of your life. To keep reading, click here: Philadelphia Joins Massachusetts in Making Salary History Questions Illegal.

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Why Asking For Salary History Is Bad Recruiting

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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.

9th Circuit Rules Salary History Isn’t A Legitimate Way to Determine Pay

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Last year, the 9th circuit ruled that it was okay to pay a teacher from Arizona who moved to California less than her co-workers because the formula was based strictly on the previous salary and had nothing to do with sex. If the teachers in question had all been male or all been female, the salary discrepancy would have been the same. This week, though, in an En Banc ruling, they flipped it around to say the previous salary is never a valid reason for a difference in pay.

Why Do Employers Ask for Salary Histories?

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Massachusetts Loses Mind: Passes Law Outlawing Employers Asking For Salary History.

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In a prime example of lawmakers not understanding business, the state has outlawed employers from asking interviewees about their salary history. If we get to the end of the process, will that type of offer work for you?”. Massachusetts has lost its mind.

Why Do Employers Ask for Salary Histories?

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& 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.

the first state has made it illegal to ask about salary history

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to ban asking about salary history. The step is a victory for job seekers, who have long been put at a disadvantage by employers who base salary offers on past earnings, which has meant that people who have been making below-market wages are more likely to continue to be underpaid. salaryMassachusetts has made it illegal for employers to ask job candidates what they’ve earned in the past.

when an employer asks for salary history in your cover letter

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A reader writes: I am applying for a position with a nonprofit that has requested me to include my salary history along with my resume and cover letter (emailed to a “jobs@company.org” mailbox). Your salary history is no one’s business but yours. What matters is what you’d bring to them and what a fair salary for that would be. So it’s BS, and it’s BS that’s designed to give them the upper hand in salary negotiations.

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

my boss’s kid punched me in the groin, how to factor overtime pay into salary history, and more

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While I understand that no one likes to sleep at their work place, the facility offers free meals, movie night with games and snacks to those staying, as well as a $50 bonus. How to factor overtime pay into salary history. My current salary is around $42,000 with overtime. When I go into negotiating my salary for my next job, what would be the best way to approach this discrepancy in my salary? It’s five short answers to five short questions.

What to Do When Asked About Your Previous Salary

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→ What to Do When Asked About Your Previous Salary Posted on April 13, 2010 by Jennifer Anthony By Jennifer Anthony Score! You meet with the boss, and all goes favorably until you are asked the dreaded question, “Tell me about your salary history.”

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resume review offer ends at midnight tonight

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About Me Contact Books Reviews Ask a Manager resume review offer ends at midnight tonight March 31, 2011 As I mentioned yesterday , I wildly underestimated what the response would be to my resume review offer , so I’m going to end it earlier than the one-week period I’d initially planned.

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Should Your Salary Be On Your Resume?

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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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The Odyssey Of The Salary Offer | ResumeToReferral.com

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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. Now it’s time to negotiate an offer that will make you feel good about working for the new company.

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the salary I was offered was a bait and switch

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When I saw the offer letter yesterday, it was for $70K with 4% bonus. That’s absolutely ridiculous — you’re right that no one calculates salary that way. We’ve heard about candidates wanting to do this on their side — reporting a salary history that includes the value of benefits — and everyone is agreed that that’s not cool to do. salary A reader writes: I have been talking to another department about an internal move.

I was offered an interview — until they found out my current salary

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The HR rep also requested that I give my salary history and a potential range for their position. I had already avoided the question on their application because I knew that my current salary would cause them to screen me out. (I Not wanting to annoy the HR rep, I replied with my salary and said that I would like to speak further about the job before naming salary requirements. salary

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

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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? And sometimes the offer is well below your range. You are likely more susceptible to the call of any offer.

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employer offered me a job but refuses to tell me the salary

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A reader writes: I applied for a job with a salary range of $20,000. I made more than the higher number in my last job — although they have not asked about my salary history — but am interested in the skills I would gain in this new position, and wouldn’t mind taking a drop in salary to get this new experience. I interviewed, and was offered the job by phone within a few days and asked to respond within 24 hours. salary

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asking for a job description before interviewing, turning down an offer, and more

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Did I mishandle my turning down of a job offer? I declined a job offer and it didn’t go very well. During the interviews when the salary and position was mentioned to me and I was asked if it was acceptable to me, I said yes. I didn’t think that would be construed as a binding acceptance of the offer. So when I did receive the offer (which came by email without advance notice), I took a week to get back to them to decline.

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How to Handle Salary Conversations with Confidence

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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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interviewer wants to know my current salary (with an update already included!)

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I’m close to getting an offer. At my first phone interview, they told me the salary range — about 30%-50% above what I’m paid now. I knew my salary at my current company was low, and so I was very excited to talk to a company that wasn’t asking my current salary. They asked for references, and talked about putting together an offer letter. Today, they asked for my “current compensation and bonus payout history.

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tempted to lie in a job interview?

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Maybe you’ve considered inflating your salary history to see if you can negotiate a higher salary offer from a new employer. Thinking about padding your resume or exaggerating your experience in a job interview? Stop right there. Lying during a hiring process can destroy your chances of ever being hired with that employer – and it’s easier to be caught than you might think. At U.S.

don’t make these 8 mistakes when negotiating salary

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of the population, you love getting a job offer but hate negotiating salary. The process is fraught with worries that you’ll ask for a number that’s too low or too high, that the employer will try to lowball you in their offer, or that you won’t even know how to evaluate their offer effectively. But salary negotiation doesn’t have to be so tricky. salary Unless you’re different than 99.3%

Closing the Gender Pay Gap

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This show is packed with practical and powerful advice to help women to level the salary playing field. Lydia is the Senior Director of Marketing for Payscale and salary negotiation columnist for Money.com. Women should not offer salary history.

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short answer Sunday: 7 short answers to 7 short questions — Ask a.

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Here we go: Asking for a quick decision when you have another offer I was offered a job on Friday, but I have second interview with a company I like on Monday. At the end of the second interview, how do I tell them I have been made an offer and need a decision on this job in a day?

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Ask Deb – What Should I Say About My Salary Requirements?

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Now that you have revised my résumé, I am finally getting interviews after being unemployed since 2009, but I am wondering what to say when Human Resources asks about my salary. They worry you will leave if you get a better offer as the economy picks up. Dear Deb, Q.

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Closing the Gender Pay Gap

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This show is packed with practical and powerful advice to help women to level the salary playing field. Lydia is the Senior Director of Marketing for Payscale and salary negotiation columnist for Money.com. Women should not offer salary history.

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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? 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. So how exactly are they going to verify my salary then? My second problem is, I actually don’t remember exact salary information for my past positions. references salary

can I include the value of my benefits when I talk about my current salary?

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On the application, it asks for my salary history. I’m reluctant to give this out because I’m afraid they’ll try to lowball me for an offer. My entire compensation with benefits is approximately $6k higher than my actual salary (by itself). If I got an offer and they called my current company to verify, I’m not lying, so would there be a problem with this? salary

Women should not bother negotiating salary

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In a survey of graduating professional students, Linda Babcock, of Carnegie Mellon University, found that only seven per cent of women attempted to negotiate their initial offers, while fifty-seven per cent of the men did so. Or you could just play the salary statistics game.

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How to answer salary requirements question

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Now that you have revised my résumé, I am finally getting interviews after being unemployed since 2009, but I am wondering what to say when Human Resources asks about my salary. They worry you will leave if you get a better offer as the economy picks up. Dear Deb, Q.

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Valentine's Day round-up

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how can I convince my husband I can’t accept a job offer on his behalf? how can I convince my husband I can’t accept a job offer on his behalf? in a long interview process, can I ask about salary? how can I convince my husband I cant accept a job offer on his behalf?

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answering questions from your old employer after you've moved on

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I’m thinking soon after I could be polite and offer some level of help but where do I draw the line and say “hey guys, I&# m not getting paid for this. So, whenever she needs help with a tough situation (and she has), I’m happy to offer.

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

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Should I offer to work for free so a company can try me out? I offered to come in and have the arrangement be a trial unpaid internship to familiarize myself with the operations of this organization and see if they like me. How wide should a salary range be?

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How to Handle Salary on Application Forms

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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 number will also likely come into play at the interview/offer stage—it can establish the range for the offer the employer makes.

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Want That Dream Job? Don’t Mention This In Your Resume

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Salary History: Putting your salary history can severely hamper your negotiating power when it comes to discussing your wages. The resume is your top tool for creating a quality first-impression for your potential employer.

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oh my

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About Me Contact Books Reviews Ask a Manager oh my March 30, 2011 Update to the resume feedback offer : The response was higher than I’d thought it would be, so I may cut this off earlier than the original one week I’d planned on. obligated to accept internal offer?

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?? Common Bad Job Search Advice To Ignore Every Time

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In prioritizing your work successes and expertise over work history, a functional resume seems like a great idea especially if you have employment gaps or if you're making a major career transition. Stick to a traditionally formatted resume with a reverse-chronological work history.

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will it hurt me if my current salary is much less than a job’s posted range?

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A reader writes: You’ve made clear your thoughts regarding employment applications that request the applicant’s current salary. I had a recruiter contact me with an opportunity, which included the salary range. The application includes salary requirements, as well as current salary. Some employers look at your current salary as a proxy for your value and the level of your role. salary

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Seven Short Q & A’s on Sunday

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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. I offered to stay on through the busy season, and told them I haven’t as yet looked for or found another job.

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my coworker wants me to give him a false reference and lie about his salary

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He wanted to know if he could use me as a reference and claim that I was his supervisor, and that he was making $60k, believing that the new jobs would offer between $65-70k. He has my home address, and promised to thank me and send an offer my way if he gets in somewhere. So your friend could get an offer, resign his current job, and then have the offer pulled when they discovered he had lied.

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What To Do If You’ve Lied On Your Resume

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People falsify job titles, military service, and salary history, too. They may assume the timing, title, or money isn't right or that you have another offer or you heard something that makes you think it's not the right company for you.

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