Tag: Personal Positioning

One habit oft-employed by savvy negotiators is to defer disclosure of their salary in their job interviews. When interviewing at a company, HR departments will often request you to disclose your compensation in past jobs. They ask for your current salary for two reasons: To help determine how much they need to pay you To see how you compare to others in the same market Don’t offer them your salary information up front! Don’t provide it unless absolutely required to do so. This is particularly true if you are currently earning a much lower income than you hope to earn in the new job. If asked on an application form, leave it blank if possible. If they bring it up, politely tell them, “I understand salary is an important issue for us to discuss. Right now I want to focus on learning more about this position and the company, to make sure we’re ... Read More

How Savvy Job Interviewers Avoid Getting “Screened Out”

How Savvy Job Interviewers Avoid Getting “Screened Out”