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Asked by Tanya on April 5, 2017

Why does an employer ask how much you’re currently getting paid? Do you have to answer if you know you’re being underpaid and want to set the bar higher?

Answered by Kimberly , Hiring Expert at Emerson, on April 5, 2017

We ask the salary questions for a few reasons.  We like to know what you're making to gague wheter we could pay similar/more.  It also allows us to get an idea of your salary expectations and allows an open door to discuss the salary and benefits taht you're expecting.

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