Working with recruiters… to share or not to share salary information

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Even a blind squirrel finds a nut sometimes. This old saying probably holds true in the lovely land of recruiting. We are all constantly slammed with those annoying cold e-mails/voicemails from random recruiters who want to talk to us about "fast moving, great opportunities". Once in a while, one of these annoying e-mails looks appealing enough to actually open/read. When one finds themselves in this situation and is actually speaking to a recruiter, one of the first questions seems to be "how much do you make?"…. What is the best way to handle this? Everything I've seen online says to refuse it, yet in my experience it seems to be quite hard to actually get them to let it be. Is there any way around pigeon holing yourself by answering this question? 

 

-B4 Mgr. 

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