Sometimes when you’re talking to a recruiter they might say something like “We can’t proceed without getting your current salary.” It’s tough, because you might be excited about the company and don’t want to appear uncooperative, but at the same time, you might not feel comfortable sharing it. As someone who has been on all three sides of the table (candidate, recruiter, hiring manager), I think an empathetic approach here goes a long way. You need not feel indignant or powerless. Keep your eyes on the prize – finding a great team to work with that compensates you well for your contributions. The best thing is to figure out why they’re asking you for this information. In fact, you can[…]