How to not give myself away to HR?
December 18, 2012 2:09 PM Subscribe
Interviewing for a new job. HR has asked- in writing (email) - for current salary (which is low, in part due to location in low-cost-of-living state) and salary expectations. Because they want this in writing, it doesn't seem like I can obfuscate with the kind of answers that are usually suggested for in-person interviews. Any suggestions? Details within.
I currently make about $60,000 in a job based in an area with a very low cost of living. The new job is an academic executive directorship at a law school in an area with a high cost of living, and I'd like to make at least $80K. I don't feel I can tell them either of these details straightforwardly without either lowballing myself or eliminating myself from consideration as too pricey. I'd greatly appreciate your help in how to reply.