Consulting, otherwise known as contract work, has gained significant momentum in the current job market over the past few years. Consulting presents many benefits such as flexible work schedules, opportunities to learn a new skill set, or the ability to learn more about a company before committing full-time.
Many workers feel skeptical giving a recruiter their salary history due to lack of trust or fear of unfair benchmarking. In the recent article published by Forbes, “When Someone Demands Your Salary History, Give Your Salary Requirement Instead,” it was recommended to job seekers that they never disclose prior salary history when speaking with a recruiter.
Before you start submitting your resume to every job board and company website in existence, consider finding an external recruiter to help. People often think that contacting a recruiter is the last step; however, it SHOULD be your very first. A little secret – there are pitfalls to sending your resume out in mass droves.