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Subject:Re: Providing Salary Info From:joanne grey <j_grey -at- WRITEANGLES -dot- COM> Date:Fri, 1 Aug 1997 09:00:04 -0700
Matthew J Long wrote:
> When being courted by a company's HR person, it seems that they always
> want to know what salary I am currently earning. Do you think that it
> is bad to reveal this information in terms of negotiating my salary later...
> Comments? Suggestions? Answers?
When applying for staff positions I *never* tell HR what I am currently
making. In my mind, it is unrelated to my value at another company. In
some cases, I have taken jobs that paid less than I should have made,
and in others, my last position paid more that the one I've applied to
could afford. Ultimately, when I am interested in working for a company,
it is my value to them -and them only- that matters.
I have lost interviews this way, but in the long run, I have gotten a
lot farther this way.