Don’t Fall Victim to an Abuse in Hiring Practices

laptop-showing-job-application-FORD MYERSAs part of ExecuNet membership, I host a monthly teleconference called Six-Figure Hotline where members submit their most pressing career-related questions, and the career experts who join me provide their thoughts on the topic. I was recently joined on the call by Ford Myers – an award-winning executive career coach and bestselling author – to follow up on his immensely popular Master Class on salary negotiation as well as for any career related questions.

On the call a member asked: “How does one avoid sharing past compensation numbers with potential employers when it’s standard practice now for HR forms and interviewers to ask this?” 

Here is some of what we had to say:

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William Flamme

William Flamme

William Flamme is ExecuNet's Associate Director of Content Marketing, where he develops engaging job search, career path, and leadership insight to build ExecuNet's brand recognition as the leader in senior-level executive job search and all matters career.

He delivers executive-level content across the various properties under the ExecuNet brand, amplifying the power of ExecuNet's expert voices and shaping the content strategy.

Prior to joining ExecuNet in 2008, Will earned a master's degree in education and taught fifth grade and sixth grade. As a teacher, he deepened his appreciation for the written word and mastered skills necessary for managing writers who sometimes view deadlines as homework. It is his training as an educator which allows Will to take complex ideas and make them simple for busy executives to understand and to execute.

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