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2014-01-23 06:30:03 PM  
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Step 1. Set up your own LLC/S-Corp (depending upon your locale); this is your 'permanent' job, so any time you are out of work, you're working for WorkCo, Inc. = no employment gaps.

Step 2. Don't be a salary chump.

Inflating your salary is probably the most tempting thing to do because people want to set a precedent so they can earn more in their next job, Ms George said.

Revealing your last salary = salary chump. A good negotiator NEVER lets her opponent see the color of her knickers. Instead, turn it around by saying this magic phrase: "Oh, it was industry standard. What is the range you're offering?" If they insist, then say this: "Ahh, sorry, but I'm bound by an NDA not to reveal my previous job's financials." If they don't let it go, then don't work there because they suck.

However employers can easily double check your salary bracket with your last manager so don't shoot yourself in the foot by aiming for the stratosphere.

That may be true in OZ, but in the States this is why it is important to let your previous jobs know (via certified letter) that they are not to divulge this information without your prior written information. The only entities who need to know are the IRS and Satan. But I repeat myself. Try the fish.

If your future company cannot determine the value of your position without your previous employer telling them, then they suck; don't work there.

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2014-01-23 02:45:45 PM  
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ModernPrimitive01: I'm currently on a hiring committee so I'm getting a kick out off........

Seriously though let me give everyone a bit of advice to say yourself and more importantly me some time.

1. If the job you're applying for, especially a job with a predetermined salary, lists the salary at a certain point, there is absolutely no need to go through the trouble of applying and then putting a number astronomically higher than that in the box that says "minimum required salary." No one will ever look at your application and suddenly decided to hire you for the 100k that you asked for even though the money budgeted for the job is 30k. Even if you're Jesus Christ himself, that's just now how it works.

2. Don't apply for a job if you don't meet the basic job requirements. I shouldn't have to sort through 30 applications to find the 3 qualified people to interview. The minimum job requirements are spelled out right there.

/rant over

On the flip side, don't write job requirements that are physically impossible to fulfill.

Nobody on earth has 30 years of experience in Python, since the language was only invented 23 years ago.
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