Re: Providing Salary Info

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.

Joanne Grey
Write Angles mailto:j_grey -at- writeangles -dot- com

It is easier to love humanity as a whole than to love one's
neighbor. -Eric Hoffer

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