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. Potential employers may require a salary history before even considering you as a candidate. Requesting a salary history may just be a part of the employer’s screening process.

The Current State of the Salary History Question

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Sponsored by MightyRecruiter For years, job interviews have led up to the coy guessing game known as the salary negotiation. One way around all this high-stakes guessing has been to become increasingly inquisitive about salary history, with some employers going. The Current State of the Salary History Question Undercover Recruiter - Recruiting & Talent Acquisition Blog. Employer Recruiting Salary Salary history Salary history question


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Philadelphia Joins Massachusetts in Making Salary History Questions Illegal

Evil HR Lady

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.

Amazon to Hire 100,000 without Asking for Salary History. Women Still Hit Hardest.

Evil HR Lady

Like Google, Facebook, and Cisco, Amazon has announced that they will throw out the “tell us your salary history” question in the hopes of eliminating the effects of past discrimination. When employers can’t ask about salary history, they’ll make assumptions based on what they think they know, Doleac said. Not knowing the salary history reduces the bias, not increases it.

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

Evil HR Lady

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 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. By asking a candidate what they made at each of their previous jobs, employers are able to offer a salary that is in alignment with what the candidate previously made. However, states like Massachusetts are now passing laws prohibiting companies from asking the salary history question.

How to Deal with Salary History Questions

Evil HR Lady

What is your salary history?” How to Deal with Salary History QuestionsHere’s a question that should be illegal and is definitely unethical. I think companies have a lot of. nerve to ask what you have been paid in the past. Isn’t this confidential information between an employee and previous employers? I’d like to hear what other people on this board think about this subject or better yet, a story on BNET about this practice.

Why Do Employers Ask for Salary Histories?

Career Realism

QUESTIONS CAREER ADVICE ARTICLES CLIMBING THE LADDER CHOOSING A CAREER PATH INTERVIEWING JOB SEARCH TACTICS NETWORKING RESUME & COVER LETTER SCORING AN INTERNSHIP Home » CAREER ADVICE ARTICLES » JOB SEARCH TACTICS » Why Do Employers Ask for Salary Histories? Why Do Employers Ask for Salary Histories? & Dale: Why do employers ask job applicants for their salary histories? Large companies don't play around with salaries.

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

The HR Capitalist

In a prime example of lawmakers not understanding business, the state has outlawed employers from asking interviewees about their salary history. The law was signed by Republican Governor Charlie Baker on Monday, making Massachusetts the first state to pass a law that prohibits employers from asking interviewees about their salary history, keeping them from basing someone’s pay on what they previously made, though anyone can volunteer that information if they so choose.

how to avoid giving employers your salary history

Ask A Manager

Speaking of salary, as we were in that last post: It’s annoying as hell to be asked to give your salary history when applying for a new job, and it’s no secret that employers use that information to figure out what salary you’re likely to accept from them – which puts candidates in an unfair position and raises obvious worries about leaving money on the table. salary

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. First, that isn’t true, but I don’t believe employers who ask for salary history do so as a negotiation ploy; rather, it is simply a part of screening. Give them the history, get in there and set the hook, get the offer, and then be a good negotiator. Dear J.T. &

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.

stop putting your salary history on your resume

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I find it very odd that they recommend to have salary and hours listed for every job performed. However, I’m going to use this as an opportunity to say loudly to everyone else: STOP PUTTING YOUR SALARY INFO ON YOUR RESUME. stop putting your salary history on your resume was originally published by Alison Green on Ask a Manager.

what’s wrong with “do what you love,” how employers can get your salary history, and more

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Advice for employers who want job candidates’ salary history. Her editor sent her my article on how job seekers can avoid giving out their salary history, and suggested that Suzanne write an article telling hiring managers how to get candidates to give up their salary histories. A few miscellaneous things – 1. I love this article from Suzanne Lucas (of evilhrlady.org ).

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

ask the readers: how to refuse to share your salary history

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A reader writes: I wondered if readers could share stories about successfully refusing to share their salary history. I had to give salary history about three different ways for my new job–I tried to demur but there was really no way around it. In fact, New York City is expected to make it illegal to ask for salary history very soon (and Massachusetts banned it last year, and California is considering legislation to do the same).

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.

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

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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? Well, ideally you wouldn’t be talking about your salary history at all, since it’s no one’s business but yours. In that case, you might be better off saying, “My salary is $42,000, plus overtime pay.”).

I don’t want to stay in an Airbnb with coworkers, illegal requests for salary history, and more

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Online application illegally asking for salary history. I’m currently completing an online application for an organization in Washington state, where in July it became illegal to ask applicants what their previous salary was. It’s still asking for previous salary, despite the state law that now prohibits it, and the form requires the field be filled in before the application can be submitted.” It’s five answers to five questions. Here we go….

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 meet with the boss, and all goes favorably until you are asked the dreaded question, “Tell me about your salary history.” Or maybe you’re reading about an opportunity that you’d love to pursue, but the ad states that resumes without salary histories will not be considered.

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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. For the most part, you really don’t need to put salary history on your resume. At the same time, if a job posting asks you to include salary history or requirements when applying, they will be looking for that information when you apply.

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A New Illegal Interview Question: How Much Did You Earn In Your Last Job?

Evil HR Lady

That’s right–those salary history questions in MA will be illegal starting in January 2018. Basing current salary on a previous salary is a pretty dumb and lazy thing to do. Massachusetts just passed a new law that, among other things, prohibits companies from asking how much you earned in previous jobs. While I generally dislike regulations placed on businesses, I can’t say I’m too worked up about this one.

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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. By including salary requirements on your resume, you could convey a false impression or create. View Article Should I Include Salary Requirements on My Resume?

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you should ask for more money when you get a job offer. here’s how.

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Since a lot of people are changing jobs right now, here’s a round-up of advice on negotiating salary when you get a job offer. Salary Expectations. how to answer questions about your salary expectations. does an employer asking you to name your salary requirements first mean they’re jerks? Salary History. how to avoid giving employers your salary history. company said they’d base my job offer on my current salary.

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How to answer employers request for salary

Resume to Referral

“When a job posting asks for salary info, what do you recommend?” Salary history or target salary should be included in a cover letter. Here’s a little background on why the company is asking in the first place … FOR PRESCREENING PURPOSES. That’s it! Place the details within the bottom third of the cover letter

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No, The Court Did Not Rule that Discrimination Against Women Is Legal

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“Employers can legally pay women less than men for the same work based on differences in the workers’ previous salaries, a federal appeals court ruled Thursday,” says the Associated Press. “Employers can pay women less than men based on salary histories, 9th Circuit rules,” says the ABA Law Journal. It ruled that you could use a previous salary to determine current salary.

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Can Recruiters Avoid Gender Bias In Workplace With These 4 Steps?

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Several business hubs like New York, California, London, Massachusetts and so on have brought about regulations like banning the practice of asking for salary history before hiring or bringing into effect The Equal Pay Act as discussed above.

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get these 10 things off your resume

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News & World Report today, I talk about 10 things that don’t belong on your resume, including your salary history, your photo, an objective, and other such odoriferous things. What you don’t include on your resume can be as important as what you do include. Over at U.S. You can read it here. resumes

Seven Things You Don’t Want to Have on Your Resume

Career Solvers

Salary. Including salary information on your resume generally works against you. When included, a hiring manager may use this information to benchmark whether or not the candidate falls within the salary range of their open position. Since a past salary is only an indication of your earnings in a particular job at a particular point in time, it really isn’t an accurate reflection of what you should be paid in another job.

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How to Find Great Career Advice Fast


Whether you want some quick advice on how to do well in a phone interview, are wondering how to answer questions about your salary history, or want to know the benefits of creating an online portfolio, Career Digital has you covered. 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. It's too easy to go overboard gathering information so that you (conveniently!)

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company said they’d base my job offer on my current salary

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Everything sounded great, but then they said that HR would reach out to ask for a proof of my current salary and that their offer would essentially be based on my that plus a little extra, implying that this was just their normal process. salary

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Skip The Cover Letter?

Professional Resume Services

You can also use this paragraph to give the employer information that they asked for in their ad that would typically not go on a resume such as salary history and expectations. When you are busy organizing job descriptions and sending out hundreds of resumes, the last thing you want to do is to think about composing yet another document. After all, many employers do not ask for a cover letter , and many of them may not take the time to read one.

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

Executive Career Brand

They don’t understand that today’s resume is a marketing document, designed for the digital age – not a career history merely outlining job responsibilities, with a few achievements thrown in. Salary history. Many of my c-suite executive clients haven’t needed a resume for many years, if ever.

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Let’s talk about s…Salary

Resume Bear

Are you prepared for the salary talk? Generally the salary conversation is saved for the tail end of the interview process. While going through the interview process, it’s always a good idea to follow the Boy Scout motto: “Be prepared” and I would expand that to “Be prepared for anything” including salary negotiation. or will ask for a salary history. Remember, your compensation comprises much more than just the salary amount.

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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. But salary negotiation doesn’t have to be so tricky. News & World Report today, I talk about eight mistakes to avoid, which will make you significantly better off than most salary negotiators — including letting the employer base their offer on your past salary history, not verifying your research, and more. salary Unless you’re different than 99.3%

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. My entire compensation with benefits is approximately $6k higher than my actual salary (by itself). After all, if they offered you a salary of $75,000 and later told you, “Oh, it’s really $65,000 but the value of your benefits adds another $10,000,” wouldn’t you feel they’d lied to you? salary

tempted to lie in a job interview?

Ask a Manager

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.

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

Careers Done Write

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. If your previous salaries were higher than the opportunities you are pursuing, you might encounter a bit of a stumbling block. Employers often fear that hiring someone at a salary range below their previous compensation may result in rapid turnover. Dear Deb, Q.

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Closing the Gender Pay Gap

Competitive Resumes

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. They found that men still received a more significant bump in opportunities and salary. Women should not offer salary history. Trade organizations and associations are under-utilized while researching salary.

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my employer won’t let us tell candidates what we pay until we make them an offer

Ask a Manager

I can go online and in minutes find out what everyone is making at the nearest public university, but because we’re private, it’s very hard to find salary range information about any of the jobs here. And this furtiveness around salaries seems to have gotten worse over the years: in the past they’ve at least told the hiring managers what the pay band codes mean. You may also like: how should I ask candidates their salary expectations?

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if you’re having trouble sorting the salary spreadsheet…

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If you’re having trouble sorting the spreadsheet of people’s salary data : Your link may have defaulted to a /htmlview view. what’s wrong with “do what you love,” how employers can get your salary history, and more if you’re having trouble sorting the salary spreadsheet… was originally published by Alison Green on Ask a Manager. salary

Women should not bother negotiating salary

Penelope Trunk

But surely hormone therapy doesn’t seem appropriate merely for salary negotations. If someone says, “Let’s revisit your salary in three months.” The most important script for women is probably the one that avoids having to give salary history. This is so important the the US Department of Labor is considering making it illegal to ask salary history because it serves to perpetuate salary differentiations between men and women.

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