Resume Job Application, Salary Expectation

A good piece of advice is to never mention salary on your Resume or your Cover Letter.
Sometimes a job ad asks for your salary history or your salary expectation.

You have to realize that revealing those dollar figures in your application in advance puts you at a disadvantage.
This is especially true if you’ve been working for low pay — or if
you’ve been paid above market.

If you decide to participate in stating your expectations, always try to state your expectations in a range, and include the value of all
benefits, bonuses, and perks in your salary history, not just cash.

Be sure you do these two things before you state your salary expectations:
Research your local market rates for someone with your skills and experience.

✓ Research online market rates using Web sites (, Salary Expert
(, and PayScale (


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