Why Do Employers Ask for Salary Histories?

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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.

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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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I earn more than my peers, and they’re not happy

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During the initial employment offer, the company offered their base salary for a starting amount. Since I did my homework on the average salary of the role in this area, I countered with a number closer to the average. salary

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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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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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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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?? 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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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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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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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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Salary Negotiations: Playing Poker With Your Financial Future

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Handling salary negotiations can be tricky. This request is an all-too-often ploy used by many employers to try to force job seekers’ hands into showing their salary “cards” and effectively sweeping any negotiation power out of the candidate’s hand.

company wants my past performance evaluations and tax forms, and 4 other “is it legal” questions

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One such criterion is the candidate’s history of career advancement and accomplishment over the course of their career as demonstrated by increasing responsibility and meaningful compensation rewards. Detailed compensation history including both base and variable/incentive compensation, which is to be disclosed in the employment application and should be supported by the most recent full year’s W-2 statement.” Employer is docking my wages by asking me to give them cash.

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We, the employees, then have to add up our hours and figure out our own taxes using a photocopied sheet listing wages and dependents. Can I lie about my salary history to avoid having it used against me? I’ve been underpaid for years, and I can see the opportunity to get a sizable salary increase if I move to corporate. But as you know, many online applications require salary history. My question: Can I lie about my salary history on an application?

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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. Is salary history one of them? And does my company’s HR have to disclose my salary history when asked? Some just verify education and dates of employment and titles, some check credit, some do criminal records checks, some do detailed references, and yes, some check salary history.

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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.

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Generally, you always want to mention any pre-planned vacation time as part of your offer negotiations. How can I calculate my annual salary when I’m hourly with variable hours? I have a question about dealing with required salary history entries on online applications. My last job (my first out of grad school) was a salaried position with benefits, etc. How should I enter my current salary?

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That means if selected, you do the work of that department for typically 6 months, but your official salary and position stay the same. As for whether you should apply for the position you want, I’d say to go for it if you’re comfortable with what they’re offering: a role that’s maybe temporary, and maybe more long-term, with no change in pay for at least a year. It’s up to you whether that’s an offer you’d be willing to take.

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interviewer asked what brings me pain, I reported a coworker for hitting a child, and more

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He told me off the record the base offer would probably be about ~$10K more than I was making at my last job, which makes sense — the job would be a step up in terms of responsibilities. Here’s where I’m getting tripped up: I’m not at the offer stage yet. This was a preliminary phone call to check if I want to move forward with the process, given their budget and my specified salary band. It’s five answers to five questions. Here we go….

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March 29, 2011 Update: Due to the overwhelming response to this, this offer expired at midnight (EST) on Thursday, March 31. Limited time: I don’t want to be a full-time resume reviewer, so this is a one-week-only offer, not something I’ll be offering regularly.

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If [.] "> { 22 comments… read them below or add one } Anonymous February 15, 2011 at 9:03 pm Going through the form, what an ‘incredible’ offering!! in a long interview process, can I ask about salary? how do I state my desired salary range in a cover letter?

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There’s this small part of me hanging on, thinking, “They’re just posting the job to cover their bases, and I haven’t heard from them because they’re putting an offer together. It’s never a lock, not until you have an official offer in hand.

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how to tackle your budget process when you're “not a math person”

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I take about fifteen accounts a day, and examine the history over a 2-3 year period. in a long interview process, can I ask about salary? update: boss expects slippers offered to her new employee feels awkward and left out when should internships come off your resume?

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in a long interview process, can I ask about salary? update: boss expects slippers offered to her new employee feels awkward and left out when should internships come off your resume? how can I convince my husband I cant accept a job offer on his behalf?

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phantom jobs, confidential searches, and job scams

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It just struck me as very odd that a legitimate company looking for an employee would not even tell you who they are or how to contact them, while expecting applicants to send them resumes containing names, addresses, phone numbers and work history!

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in a long interview process, can I ask about salary? update: boss expects slippers offered to her new employee feels awkward and left out when should internships come off your resume? how can I convince my husband I cant accept a job offer on his behalf?

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Take it as far as you can, and if you decide that the offer (if it comes) is insufficient to get you to switch jobs, politely decline it using the same sort of bland fluff which companies use in the rejection letters they send to unsuccessful candidates. obligated to accept internal offer?

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News & World Report today, I offer 10 tips for getting the most out of your internship. Not sure about the credits thing, but wage rules are pretty clear. And if it’s not, they can reclassify you as an employee and require the employer to pay back wages for all the work you did. So even if we are getting paid at these internships, it’s more than likely less than minimum wage. in a long interview process, can I ask about salary?

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I will be interviewing with a managing director and an officer and I was wondering if you thought it was a good or bad idea to offer my condolences. Can I list my fellowship value as part of my compensation history? in a long interview process, can I ask about salary?

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bad recruiter behavior: deceptive sales tactics

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They expose me to companies and opportunities I might not have thought of on my own, and I’ve had one or two offers of employment stem from recruitment agency searches. Unless one is completely lacking in skills and can work part time for minimum wage.

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in a long interview process, can I ask about salary? update: boss expects slippers offered to her new employee feels awkward and left out when should internships come off your resume? how can I convince my husband I cant accept a job offer on his behalf?

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As a fabulous holiday hurrah, I’m offering you 40% off my e-book, How to Get a Job: Secrets of a Hiring Manager. 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? obligated to accept internal offer?

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3 things I learned by quitting my job in a recession

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A trust fund tax is money withheld from an employee’s wages (income tax, social security, and Medicare taxes) by an employer and held in trust until paid to the Treasury. in a long interview process, can I ask about salary? how do I state my desired salary range in a cover letter?

Have you ever gotten a job from a job fair?

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The only time that I got an interview with, and then later a job offer from a company that I met at the job fair, when the guy called me to invite me to an interview and told me that he had gotten my resume from the fair, I sat there wondering if he received it from when I met them 1 year ago or 3?

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in a long interview process, can I ask about salary? update: boss expects slippers offered to her new employee feels awkward and left out when should internships come off your resume? how can I convince my husband I cant accept a job offer on his behalf?

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in a long interview process, can I ask about salary? update: boss expects slippers offered to her new employee feels awkward and left out when should internships come off your resume? how can I convince my husband I cant accept a job offer on his behalf?

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Of course, the bad cover letter shows that there is a job opportunity out there for those who want to work in social services and willing to live on a lower salary. No cover letter just a photo copied employment history for a resume. in a long interview process, can I ask about salary?

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