I've been through several job interviews and in all of them they ask: what are you on right now? (How much are you getting paid?). My college friends (also recently graduated like me) tell me the same is asked. And the result is the company that interviews me, offers me 500-1000 more a year, which I find quite ridiculous as it is obvious the reason of asking it, is just to increment it a little bit (which in my case is not enough to change companies unless it is one that I really like its projects).
The feel I am left with is that they are not actually valueing the person. If they find someone whose actual salary is, for example 20, they'll offer him 21, whereas if someone they interview tells them 10, they'll offer him 11 (and they'll be happy that they don't have to pay that much). I kind of understand it as it is a bussiness...
It happened to me. Same job offer in a company, got offered 5k more a year due to a previous higher salary than a friend of mine, with same experience.
So, as a junior recent grad, is it alright not to mention my current salary?