Dear Experts, What advice do you have when an interviewer ask what your current salary is? Do you answer? Is it better to discuss that topic later? Here is how our CAREEREALISM-Approved Experts answered this question on Twitter:Q#433 Give salary & mention up for raise this yr. If get offer, can always ask for more if you can justify why. (@jtodonnell) Q#433 If you want more than you are currently making, state your desired salary range, but be prepared to defend your request. (@gradversity) Q#433 If interviewer asks your current salary you need to answer. Add: Why you're looking, if you want more. (@marysevinsky) Q#433 Be honest. Give a range if you're uncomfortable talking numbers but if you want more $, know why you deserve it. (@EmilyBennington) Q#433 I try to wait until they're more interested (final interview), b/c it's harder for them to turn you down. (@beneubanks) Q#433 Try to find out what the salary parameters of the position are. Indicate u wld. like to discuss role more. (@DebraWheatman) Our Twitter Advice Project (T.A.P.) is no longer an active campaign. To find an answer to the above question, please use the "Search" box in the right-hand column of this website.

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Work is important to a lot of us. And we all have egos. The trick is to balance our own view of work and success so that the ego remains a helpful source of support and not a tyrannical master. One is the road to relative contentment, the other to continued misery. Have you struck the balance?

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