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Subject:Re: How do you respond to job ads? From:"Meek, DavidX L" <davidx -dot- l -dot- meek -at- INTEL -dot- COM> Date:Fri, 5 Feb 1999 17:14:02 -0800
Marilynne Smith wrote:
>>>Sue's point is a good one. I don't send a salary history because I feel
isn't important. What is important is whether you (the prospective
employer) and I can agree on what the salary will be. My contracts with
previous employers were with those employers. I negotiate a new contract
with each new employer.
Quite right. Your wage is a matter of the market demand for your skills and
experience. Your skills and experience should have increased in your last
position, therefore, your new wage should reflect that.
I always list "open," because that answer most accurately reflects my wage
status. Wage is simply one part of the compensation package.
(Any statements made above are mine, and mine alone.)