As if going through the job search process isn’t tough enough, many companies will ask this question during the application and interview phase:
What’s your current salary?
Take a breath. It’s okay, because, guess what...you don’t have to answer!
Did you know that in 19 states (and some local entities) it’s illegal to ask that question? Visit HRdive.com for an updated list.
So, how do you answer the dreaded question?
You politely decline. What you make right now should NOT impact what you earn in your next role. There are too many factors that go into that number and it can’t be an apples to apples comparison.
What questions do you have about this?