Client Login  
Forgot Your Password? Remember me
Questions? Call Us! 1-800-680-7214
Become a Client
   You are here : Home » Resume Tips » Including Salary on a Resume Is a ...  
Resume Tips

Including Salary on a Resume Is a Really BAD Idea!
A sure way to not get an interview is to include your salary expectations with your resume. First of all, it tells employers that money is your main concern. While this may be true, it should be be apparent at the pre-interview stage.

Never include salary range in a resume or cover letter unless the potential employer has explicitly stated (within a job posting or advertisement or told you personally) that it is a required. Adding this information when it is not requested is the fastest way to get knocked out of contention for the position.

Salary is a sensitive and serious subject, and should only be discussed at the interview phase, once you have had a chance to determine what the position entails and the employer has a grasp on your abilities. You are in a much better bargaining position at this time also; especially if the potential employer is really interested in having you join his team.

However, if an employer does request salary information with your application, include the information on the cover letter only – never directly on the resume. Placing this information on the resume is distracting and takes focus away from the critical elements of your resume.

Within your cover letter, include a brief statement, generally second paragraph from the bottom of the letter. Make a brief and somewhat general statement about your salary range. Always make it sound like you are willing to negotiate for the right opportunity.

For example:

Given my relevant industry experience and proven expertise, salary range is $75,000-$90,000 annually; depending on benefits offered and is negotiable based on the scope of the position.

The above statement speaks of your confidence in you’re your skills and abilities; exhibits your flexibility and willingness to negotiate for the right opportunity and most importantly, offers room for negotiation in the event that your stated salary range is not in line with the employers' budget. The mention of "depending on benefits" lets the employer know that you are looking for a long term position. Since the cost of employee training is so expensive to any company, this is always welcome news to employers.


"Show us you are alive! We want to hear your thoughts. Please comment on this article (below)!"


Article ID: 240229 www.preferredresumes.com

Article Title : Including Salary on a Resume Is a Really BAD Idea!

Comment not found for this article......
Add Comment

Related articles
Business Cover Letter writing
Why Hire a Professional Resume Writing Service
Exploring Professional Resume Writing Jobs
Quick Resume Writing Tips: Evaluating Your Resume
Quick Resume Writing Tips: Evaluating Your Resume



Facebook comments:


  • Share this story:
  • BlinkList
  • blogmarks
  • del.icio.us
  • Digg
  • Facebook
  • Google
  • Sphinn
  • MySpace
  • NewsVine
  • Simpy
  • StumbleUpon
  • E-mail this story to a friend!
  • Print this article!
  • Faves
  • Furl
  • Netvouz
  • Slashdot
  • Spurl
  • Yahoo! Buzz





Client Testimonials
"Not only was your service outstanding but it was also exactly what I needed right now. After such a brutal job..."
W.E. , Peoria, IL
"Thank you so much for my letter. It looks great and is in line with my expectations. This letter seems to conv..."
H.D. , Kansas City, MO
+ more
Top 54 Reasons to Sign Up with Preferred Resumes
101 Resume Tips
Our Personal Guarantee!
Preferred Resumes is Tax Deductible
If you are searching for a job in your current line of work, you may claim a deduction of the expenses incurred by sending resumes to prospective employers. This deduction also includes any agency fees you pay as long as these expenses exceed 2% of your income count.
Our Personal Guarantee!
Search Jobs Direct from Employer Career Pages
 Keywords:
 Location:
 
Twitter
Home | About Us | History | Career Advice | Privacy Policy | Terms of Use | Site Map | FAQ | Press Room | The Preferred Resumes Guarantee | Tell a Friend
| Our Sites

Employment Research Institute
Shoot for the moon. Even if you miss it, you will land among the stars.
© 2014 Preferred Resumes. All rights reserved.