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King of New Orleans
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Job interviews: re: what do you currently make?

How do you handle this question when asked? It's almost a trick question. You want to be honest but the employer can really just use it as a range for what they want to pay you.


jmtigers
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re: Job interviews: re: what do you currently make?
You should know what the range is or have a good idea. This is your chance to be honest and up front. Tell them what you make and tell them what you need to make a change.


King of New Orleans
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re: Job interviews: re: what do you currently make?
What if they already have a window of a range though?


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Dusty Bottoms
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re: Job interviews: re: what do you currently make?
Do not give them that number. Leave it blank on the application. If asked, tell them you are simply looking for a salary that is fair for the position and for your level of experience. Hold your ground. If they like you, you will not scare them away with this response.
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King of New Orleans
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re: Job interviews: re: what do you currently make?
The catcher is the experience level.


Dusty Bottoms
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re: Job interviews: re: what do you currently make?
Unfortunately, that is part of the equation when filling a position, at least in the private sector.

Still, you do not have to share your current salary. Every position has a hire-in range. Experience and quality drive your position in that range.


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BACONisMEATcandy
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re: Job interviews: re: what do you currently make?
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How do you handle this question when asked?


Since my salary is publicly disclosed... I would tell them nothing but the truth


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