Disclosing Your Salary During An Interview.
Have you ever been asked what your previous salary was during an interview? Here's a quick tip on what you should say.
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I was not only asked what my salary was but they demanded a copy of my tax returns before they handed over the offer for me to sign.
In several states, employers may NOT ask candidates to disclose prior compensation. However, it is fair to ask you what your desired salary range is. Most times when a company asks for this information, they are trying to determine if your expectations line up with what they can offer. Different sized companies, public vs. private, or for-profit vs. not-for-profit may compensate the same role significantly differently. And unfortunately the compensation that you see on various salary websites is frequently pretty markedly off from actual salary survey data. Do your homework, yes, but establish a range that you can work with and don’t be afraid to communicate that.
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I did exactly what was suggested. I turned it around on them, the manager then replied, “you’re turning it around on us”. Then, they asked what was my salary from last job, I guess, it was too much because I never heard back from them….their loss!
In many states employers are no longer allowed to ask for salary history, I'd make sure before the interview that the employer you will be interviewing with is even allowed to ask this question by law. Most companies know this and will not ask. If they do, I'd politely decline to offer the info, and if it's not legal in that state/city, I'd not want to work for that employer. This law went into effect in NY a couple of years ago, and no one has asked me since.
Is there a good way to determine what your state's laws are in this regard?
Excellent answer to that question! I got ask that question recently at an interview. I will do just that.🙂
In CA you cannot be asked, but if you are asked just tell them my salary is X and my last bonus if you get one was Y, then stop talking.
Some great advice. Thank you. I feel we all have been trapped in this double edged sword of a question at a time or two.
If you fill out a job application, it is not uncommon for them to ask what your income was, at your previous jobs. It is up to you to not write it in and then explain as to why you chose to not write it in.