Flash Card Friday Q&A – What Is Your Salary History?

Martin Yate CPC
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Knock em Dead Job Interview Flash Cards
300 Answers to the toughest interview questions
By: Martin Yate CPC

Question #288
Posted Friday October 26
Q) What is your salary history?


A) The interviewer is looking for the frequency, percentage, and dollar range of your raises.  This will profile your salary growth and expectations and therefore the relative viability of the offer that is about to be made.  You want to avoid offering salary history unless you are specifically asked, when you have to be strictly honest.  If a noncompetitive salary was part of your reason for changing jobs, make this clear when you answer the question; it might avoid the offer being based entirely on your current salary.

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  • Anonymous

    Thanks for the post!