Re: Providing Salary Info

Subject: Re: Providing Salary Info
From: William Blank <wmblank -at- JUNO -dot- COM>
Date: Fri, 1 Aug 1997 08:56:53 -0700

On Fri, 1 Aug 1997 09:13:21 -0400 Matthew J Long <mjl100z -at- MAIL -dot- ODU -dot- EDU>

>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
>bad to reveal this information in terms of negotiating my salary later
>with the hiring manager? Should I keep that to myself, or does it even

>Comments? Suggestions? Answers?

I would say something like, "In my next position, I'm looking for

If your comfortable in your current job, what you're earning is
irrelevant. What you want to convey is what you're looking for, which is
probably at least 25% more than you're currently earning.

William Blank
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