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Why Does Every Employer Ask What My Current Salary Is? (VIDEO)

Why Does Every Employer Ask What My Current Salary Is? (VIDEO)

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They ask for several reasons. What makes sense from your standpoint, but the other one is the more important one from theirs.

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2 thoughts on “Why Does Every Employer Ask What My Current Salary Is? (VIDEO)

  1. It’s a questioned designed to weed you out and it’s really none of their business. And quite honestly, it’s tacky. I’m VERY polite when I’m asked this question, but I don’t divulged my salary history. I give them the salary range that I’m wiling to accept  for the job. That’s all that matters. Not that what I do should be taken as advice, because I’m still looking. But I think that job seekers shouldn’t see themselves as little kids that have been called into the principal’s office, required to answer every question that’s asked of them regardless of how personal it is.

  2. It’s a questioned designed to weed you out and it’s really none of their business. And quite honestly, it’s tacky. I’m VERY polite when I’m asked this question, but I don’t divulged my salary history. I give them the salary range that I’m wiling to accept  for the job. That’s all that matters. Not that what I do should be taken as advice, because I’m still looking. But I think that job seekers shouldn’t see themselves as little kids that have been called into the principal’s office, required to answer every question that’s asked of them regardless of how personal it is.

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