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Saying your present salary

 
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I wonder what I should do about saying my present salary. I am older and maybe a little too expensive compared to my technical qualities at this moment. I have this unconventional idea about lying my salary and then taking it downwards. Like saying I now earn less then I actually do. Or to not tell a lie saying 'my expectation are: sum X for this job'. This to give me an opportunity to gain better technical experience, et cetera. Any thoughts?
 
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Don't lie; it will backfire if you get a reference saying, “MW is a really good worker who well deserves his $196,000 a year.”
Maybe you should put the ball in their court by asking what sort of salary they are offering.
 
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"My expectations are" seems ok. Especially if you give it as a range.
 
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Thanks!

And you're right. I hate to lie too. Should put it like you two said.
 
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I never answer that question. If pressed, I'll ask why that would be relevant for a different job under different circumstances. A reference had better not blurt out a previous salary, that would against the law.
 
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