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Old 08-12-2011, 08:57 AM
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If you are applying for a job that pays a lot less (almost half) than what your history is, are you worried that your application is being tossed for the mere fact that you were a higher earner? What are you doing in this situation? I have recently started putting my salary a few thousand less, but, I am wondering how recruiters/hiring managers may look at higher earners applying for lower paying jobs (lower skilled jobs). Obviously, I'm thinking they will think you won't stay long and take a higher paying job when it comes along, and not bother with you. But, what about getting your foot in the door and working your way up? What are you thoughts?
PS. Some applications *require* the actual salary in digits, but an application that doesn't require it, I leave blank. What are you doing?? Thanks!!
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