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Encountering slightly odd resume requirement, please help!

I'm currently applying for a job that specifically requires applicants to include salary history and requirements within their resume. While I'm more-or-less fine with disclosing this information, I haven't seen any company make this specification before, and I don't see a lot of consistent advice on how to best go about including this info. Does anyone here have experience with something like this, and can you recommend best practices and recommended formatting?
posted by Dante Riordan on Mar 11, 2014 - 16 answers

How do I respond to resume rejection because of high salary expectations

I sent my resume for a job that I am very qualified for but just received a message that my expectations are above the scope. They did not provide a range, just a requirement to include expected salary in the cover letter. I stated my salary and said that it is negotiable. I have plenty of wiggle room, I am in a new market that is a bit lower than others I've been in (I did lower it from past compensation, but not enough apparently). What can I say to convey I still want to be considered & am willing to take up to $15k less without sounding desperate? I am worth every penny that I asked for, and that is not just my opinion. I am very very good at what I do but again, I realize it is a new, different market so I am ok with lower...
posted by Snackpants on Apr 22, 2013 - 8 answers

Send resume, cover letter, and salary requirements to:

What's the consensus on a response to the dreaded "Salary Requirements" question in a job posting? I've looked around AskMeFi and have seen a variety of responses, ranging from "Don't answer that!" to "Tell them what you want to make." Specificity and individualism await within. [more inside]
posted by OHSnap on Nov 9, 2012 - 7 answers

Do I list a consulting agency on my resume?

I currently work at [big media company] right now but through a consulting agency. I am applying for an actual staff job through [big media company]. How do I list my current job on my resume? [more inside]
posted by Hactar on May 3, 2012 - 4 answers

How would I go about asking for a salary increase in my yearly review?

How would I go about asking for a salary increase in my yearly review? I came in to this job as the #2 guy on a 2-person contract and then the #1 guy (my supervisor and project manager) quit. I'm now project manager and the only one on site. I feel like I should receive some sort of corresponding raise with this increase in responsibility. [more inside]
posted by decrescendo on Jun 19, 2009 - 6 answers

Salary history on a job application: Where and how?

Salary history questions: the job listing requests resume, cover letter and salary history. What is the most elegant/least awkward way to list the history? Also, I've been a freelance consultant for several years, what is the best way for the self-employed to list a salary? [more inside]
posted by birdlady on May 15, 2008 - 9 answers

Please suggest ways to improve my situation in life.

The short version of my question: I am underpaid and need to make what I'm worth but I am also incredibly insecure and the thought of applying for another job sends me into panic and depression. Even when asked by, for example, the VP of the online division of a national newspaper I find myself unable to write a resume and offer it up (true story). Is it possible to convince my current employers to pay me what I'm worth? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on May 26, 2007 - 23 answers

Salary Requirements in Cover Letters

Sending in a resume today and they are asking for salary requirements. How do I word salary requirements in the cover letter? Is there any standard language used or convention to follow?
posted by ao4047 on Jun 22, 2005 - 17 answers

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