Truth About Salary

A reader writes…

Is it ok to lie about salary when looking for a job?

Dear “Pinocchio,”

Don’t you remember anything your grandmother taught you? Lying is never a good idea. Well, okay – an occasional white lie may not get you into too much trouble, but when it comes to looking for a job and establishing an honest working relationship, I say… keep it real. After all, it’s not difficult for the company to verify if what you say is true (through reference checks or simply requesting to see your W-2), and if he/she finds out you lied, that could be the nail in your interview coffin, so to speak.

Take a gander at an article that was provided by my friends at CareerBuilder and posted on CNN. I think you’ll find some good insight!

http://www.cnn.com/2010/LIVING/09/15/cb.embellish.salary.history/index.html?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+rss%2Fcnn_living+%28RSS%3A+Living%29

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