RE: Ethics of job-interview testing

Subject: RE: Ethics of job-interview testing
From: "Victoria Nuttle" <vnuttle -at- cauto -dot- com>
To: "TECHWR-L" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- raycomm -dot- com>
Date: Wed, 2 Jun 2004 13:58:07 -0500



-----Original Message-----
From: eric -dot- dunn -at- ca -dot- transport -dot- bombardier -dot- com
Subject: RE: Ethics of job-interview testing

<snip>

Their policies won't change, the only thing my revealing my salary can
do is guarantee that I get the low end of their scale.

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And in the current market, it can also push you right out of
consideration.

My significant other has been job seeking for the past 16 months
(layoff), industry is manufacturing. In the past couple of interviews
he was the last person they talked to, and told that he should expect
them to be calling him with an offer.

In both cases, the companies have called with a "thanks but no thanks".
His 10 years of experience and work look great on a resume, but not in
dollar signs when you're just comparing figures in an industry with
tight budgets. Throwing dollar signs out there in this economy can hurt
you more than it helps. (It'd also be nice if companies were.... oh, I
don't know... more willing to PAY for experience rather than have to
re-post a job every two months because they gambling on less-experience
but cheaper people).

The market is slaughtering mid-career level folks in regards to salary
issues and a "don't ask/don't tell" approach might just be the one to
take.


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Victoria J. Nuttle
Technical Writer, Creative Automation
vnuttle -at- cauto -dot- com


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