Should I tell the truth about current salary when HH asks me?Fuck, yes.is it understandable when he finds my true salary is 10% lower than what i tell him?I understand when my 4 year old decides to eat too much chocolate and is sick on me, does not mean I respect his decision.I mean, obviously what i want is an offer higher than current one, Really ?Someone wanting more money ?wow...Let me explain some of the many ways it is a bad idea to lie about your current money, and frankly I feel sad that I have to do this in a forum that is supposed to be for financial people. 1: If you tell me you made X last year, I will probably believe you and try to get X + dHowever if you've added d already, then I will try to get X + f(2 d), that may price you out of some jobs that you would have taken.You reckon that in this market that's good ?2: If you tell me you earn X, I will repeat that to your potential employer. If he finds out that you / I lied (which may well happen) you may get fired, and I will lose some trust that has taken me effort to build up. But I can survive if I lose 0.1% of the trust that there is for me in the market, you will not survive losing 100% of your job.3. I may find out that you've been lying to me. As a HH I have to represent you in terms of the things you have told me, if you've lied about this, what else might you lie about ?Reckon that's going to help the process of me getting you a job ?If you want me to represent you, then I need to know what your price for taking the job might be. To be honest I personally don't give a fuck what you earn now, and only ask to filter out jobs whose pay simply cannot match your aspirations, and because hiring managers ask me.In this market, or in a good market, or in whatever whirling vortex of chaos we may experience in the next few years, you are worth what you can get.
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