So a friend of mine called me today looking for job advice for interviewing. She hasn’t been happy at her current position and was looking around. The big question she said is that it seemed like lots of people were asking for her salary? She found this quite strange and didn’t know the best way of answering. She was answering truthfully but found that one company held that against her saying it was a large jump from what the current salary was compared to what she was asking.
My suggestion was give a range or let them know your not happy with your current salary but you do not usually give it out. I knew there might be better answers out there so I decided to find out from others. As I was on the phone with him I presented the question to the Twitter community.
“General Question: Do you give out your current Salary to future employers before working for them? I don’t see that as info they need”
Now I’m well aware of the power of twitter and the GREAT SQL Community. I’m proud to have been part of it for many years. But my friend didn’t understand twitter or how it could help. :) After about 20 responses and 1 direct message she fully understood. I thought it was done after that but boy was I wrong. Brent O(Blog|Twitter) The MASTER of all things Blogging,Twitter and Everything posted a blog post about the question with excellent answers. My friend now has the info that she needs and has been shown the power of Twitter. I’m sure she will be creating an account soon.
If you ever find yourself searching for an answer you can’t find make sure to reach out to those around you. Everyone betters themselves from sharing in problems.