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Re: Moral Dilemma

by Jenda (Abbot)
on Apr 26, 2003 at 11:12 UTC ( [id://253339]=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to Moral Dilemma

Erm ... I do not remember any recruiter asking me how big was my salary in the previous jobs*. (Might be a weak memory, it's almost two years since I spoke with them last time.) And I don't think it's their bussiness. They need to know what were you doing there, what did you learn and what did you acomplish. Not what the salary was. And "worked for Xxxx as Yyyy" looks better on your CV than "Unemployed".

If the job looks interesting and at least a little bit challenging, go for it. If you prove yourself, your salary might rise even in this job. And with at least a little experience you are more likely to get a better job.

Always code as if the guy who ends up maintaining your code will be a violent psychopath who knows where you live.
   -- Rick Osborne

* I do not live in the States so the situation might be different there.

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Re: Re: Moral Dilemma
by Your Mother (Archbishop) on Apr 26, 2003 at 23:13 UTC
    Probably not common to provide salary history in Europe — in fact, I am pretty sure it's illegal to even ask for it in the UK, FR and DE — for good or bad, it's standard practice in the US.
      It's not illegal in NL, nor is it illegal to ask your age or martial status during a job interview, and use this information in the selection process.


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