How to Download Sample Salary
History or Salary Requirement Letter
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Salary History Samples
Anatomy of a typical salary history in template form. It's not set in
concrete, but rather a guide. Just fill in the "blanks." When
listing employers' contact information, be sure they are the offices where
your personnel records are held.
A sample salary history with all the anatomic parts and easy to tailor.
Includes exact starting and ending salaries.
Similar to the sample above, but with ballpark figures instead of exact
starting and ending ranges.
Letter in response to a salary history request that tactfully sidesteps
the issue, and attempts to get an interview to negotiate instead. To do
the same in reply to a salary requirement request, just plug in salary
requirement in place of salary history.
Salary Requirement Letter
Salary requirement letter that sidesteps a salary history request and
offers a firm, but somewhat negotiable, minimum salary requirement
Salary requirement letter in reply to a salary requirement request. Firm
range, but leaves the door open for negotiations.
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