Craig Annunziata Answers Job Seeker's Question About Current Pay
Craig Annunziata answers job seeker’s question on TheSpec.com and the Chicago Tribune.
Craig offered advice for people preparing for interviews with human resources officials.
A reader asked whether she's legally required to provide salary information and if there's a delicate way to handle the situation when she doesn't want to reveal her current pay.
Craig said it's 100 per cent legal for an employer to ask a job candidate about salary or wages.
"There's no prohibition on that," he said. "And there's nothing wrong with it. I think it's more appropriate than not to do that."
Craig explained that while it's easy to suspect an employer wants that information for nefarious reasons, like trying to keep a job candidate's pay as low as possible, that's rarely the case.