Your Salary History – Below is a link to a very useful post for the job seeker from Jennnifer L. Beightley, MNM, CFRE which appeared yesterday on LinkedIn
What Should You Say When They Ask For Your Salary History?
… I want you to think about why a company would be asking for your salary history. They do this for two reasons, that I can tell. First, they want to use your salary history as a way to weed you out if you are asking far above what they are willing to pay, thinking that you overvalue yourself, or they want to weed you out if you are asking far below what they are willing to pay, thinking that you undervalue yourself and therefore are probably not up to snuff. Second, if you are close enough, and they like you, and you get to the offer stage, they will base the offer they will make to you on your previous salary.
So what is the problem with this?…”
Find Jennifer’s answer at this link; http://www.linkedin.com/pulse/article/20141006135152-41404808-should-you-reveal-your-salary-history