…junk on the internet about interviewing and negotiating a salary

There is so much junk and bad advice out there about looking for a job, interviewing, etc… I saw a video posted on YouTube where the authority recommended, when negotiating a salary and you were asked what you are presently earning, you should say “well, I’m being compensated fairly but what kind of salary comes with this opportunity?”

The guy who was giving you this advice is supposedly a career counselor with lots of experience… this is some of the worst advice I have ever heard…

If you, as a candidate, are asked a question about what you are presently earning, then answer in some ridiculous “cutesy” way by doing what the author said, “answering a question with a question”…. you are likely to get eliminated…this advice is downright stupid!

If you answer a straightforward question like that with some stupid answer that communicates you obviously don’t want to answer the question, you are  going to do nothing but piss off  the person who asked the question… where any professional “career counselor” got the idea to do this I have no idea…

When you get asked the question of what you are earning or what you have earned in the past, you need to tell the interviewing hiring authority exactly what you’re making and what you have earned in the past… any answer other than that makes you look like a fool and likely gets you eliminated as a candidate…

Any stuff you read or listen to on the Internet regarding looking for a job, interviewing etc. that isn’t written by someone who actually find people jobs, ask yourself, “does this really make sense?”

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