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Discussion on: โ€œWhat is your current salary?โ€ is a red flag that you donโ€™t want to work here

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  • HR: What are your salary expectations ?
  • What is your maximum budget?
  • HR ๐Ÿ˜ฏ
  • While we are at this. What are the last financial reports of the company? I want to be sure this company is a blue chip.
  • HR, CEO ๐Ÿ˜  confidential.

Jokes aside ๐Ÿ˜ƒ.

I had the most fun with the companies who were transparent about their budget.
This initial question on salary is used to filter out candidates who are outside of the budget.
Imagine the candidate and company spend 5h interviewing each. The offer is 30% less than the candidate current job. Would she/he accept ? The question saves time for both if they know there will no match.