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Discussion on: Should I share my current salary with recruiters?

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Douglas McKechie

In New Zealand its a pretty common question that recruiters ask. I have no problem with it given that most realise they need to get the company they are recruiting for to offer something better in order for me to consider a move.

I think its good for at least ball-park salary expectations of both parties to be discussed early in the recruitment process, otherwise we could end up wasting each others time.

At times when answering this question I have added $5k or more to what I currently earn to ensure any change in jobs will result in a pay rise even if the new company thinks they are only offering the same or a small increase :)

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Victor Gonzalez

But isn't better for them to ask what your "desired" salary is instead?