Job Applicant QuestionsCategory: ApplicationDo I need to include past salary on my job application?
Joe Jobseeker Staff asked 8 years ago

Filing out an application for new job. I saw that they wanted to know my past salary. I really don’t want to put this on there because I made so little at my last job and the new one pays a lot more. Is it going to hurt me if I don’t put this on there?

1 Answers
Ben Staff answered 8 years ago

It’s a little intimidating to include your salary if you think it’s going to hurt future pay, but including your salary where it is asked is ensuring that you are completing the application correctly. Many employers won’t consider your application unless it is complete, so it’s really something that you should include. If you are highly qualified for the position that you are applying for, your future pay will reflect that fact.