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I was asked about my past wages in a job interview. So what’s the problem?

Women Employed
Mar 2, 2018 · 9 min read
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Why are these questions a problem?

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So let’s go back to those salary history questions during job interviews.

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But employers ask the question anyway.

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And here’s the kicker.

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So, what’s the solution?

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“But the budget is tight,” businesses say. “We need to save where we can!”

“But what about people who want to disclose their salary to help in their salary negotiations?”

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So now that we know all this, what can we do to end this practice?

No Salary History

Too often, employers ask job candidates for their past…

Women Employed

Written by

WE relentlessly pursue equity for women in the workforce by effecting policy change, expanding access to education, & advocating for fair, inclusive workplaces.

No Salary History

Too often, employers ask job candidates for their past wages during the hiring process, but that practice perpetuates the wage gap. Learn why Women Employed is advocating for a law banning these questions, & what you can do if you’re asked for past wages during an interview.

Women Employed

Written by

WE relentlessly pursue equity for women in the workforce by effecting policy change, expanding access to education, & advocating for fair, inclusive workplaces.

No Salary History

Too often, employers ask job candidates for their past wages during the hiring process, but that practice perpetuates the wage gap. Learn why Women Employed is advocating for a law banning these questions, & what you can do if you’re asked for past wages during an interview.

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