Should i lie about making less in order to get hire?

Member since: January 11, 2007 Total points: 445 (Level 2) Points earned this week: --% Best answer seafood10 S Should i lie about making less in order to get hire? my current job is an IT support analyst...providing basic technical support to traders, wealth management etc. i currently make $50k, plus $20k in bonus as of this year. im being laid off due to new ceo management and applying to another investment as a desktop support. i dont think i will be making this much in another firm...probably around $40k-$50k. if they ask me how much i currently make, should i lie to them and say $45k and expect they will offer $50k. once again im not sure how much they are just guessing. so to conclude...should i lie to them im making less in order to have a good chance they will hire me. i do want to work for them since they sound like an exciting investment company. thx in advance.

Asked By: seafood10 - 7/9/2007
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Once you lie, you Willl always be known as a liar... More
Answered By: dragongirl88 - 7/10/2007
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You probably should not lie about how much you are making with your current employer because that is easily verified... More
Answered By: EisforEverything - 7/9/2007
In a perfect world, you should not have to lie. But I have seen qualified candidates thrown out because of their expected salary so many times it makes me sick. The companies I was working at would discard them without even bothering to ask if they would work for less. If you suspect that they will balk at your... More
Answered By: Tony - 7/10/2007
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