Aug 24, 2018 - 01:01 AM
Oct 11, 2018 - 12:31 PM
You should include your salary history in your cover letter only when it’s requested by the employer. Use a range that includes round numbers, discuss how your performance was rewarded with salary growth, and tie your growing skill set to the salary.
If you’re concerned that your salary history might be too high for the position, and you don’t want that to eliminate you from consideration, you should address why you’re willing to take a pay cut: “I understand that the position for which you’re hiring is offering less that I’m making now, but my passion for your company and the work I would be doing are more important to me than a certain salary or title. To me, the priority is the work and the vision of this company.” An employer is more likely to respect your honesty rather than just assume that you’re desperate for work and will leave at the first opportunity for a better paycheck.