I hope the title is self-explanatory but I would like to shed a few more details so that this is not closed as a duplicate.
I've recently received an email from a recruiter about a potential job opportunity close to home and the advertised range is of course higher than my current salary. The employer's information is not currently disclosed other than the job description, desired skills, city+state, and salary range.
For simplicity let's say I make $30K and the advertised position says $45K-60K
I sign up for their website http://www.cybercoders.com/ and they have me go through a multi-step form.
The first occurrence happens on Step/page 2:
The second occurrence happens on Step/page 4:
It is obvious that even at the low end of the offering it would be a substantial improvement but would knowing my salary ahead of time give them a reason to simply lowball me for the sake of lowballing? Would they simply end up offering $40K and then expect me to claw my way to $45K so that I can feel like I've "earned" it?
I would like to hear about your experiences and ultimately the issues which you have experienced upon either disclosing or withholding your salary info.
For what it's worth I am a PHP Web Developer.
I have not personally emailed or spoken with the recruiter and I do not currently have an interview. However, I am confident that my skills are definitely worth somewhere in the middle of the advertised range.