Can You Negotiate For More Money by Lying About a Past Salary?


Is it ever OK to lie about your current or past salary to a prospective employer? The Daily Worth sparked controversy when it recently reported a story of a woman who lied about her current salary by adding $5,000 to the figure she reported to a hiring manager and then negotiating for an additional $5,000 on top of that to end up with a $10,000 increase in salary.

While the point of the post was to show that women can successfully negotiate for the salary they believe they deserve, for some the message came across as "lying is OK if it gets you what you want."

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