Don’t Limit Your Options (and Listen to the Employer)
It’s admittedly risky to mention salary requirements in your resume unless the prospective employer has explicitly requested it. If you are unfamiliar with the job description, the industry standard, or the employer’s expectations, you may not have a realistic idea of appropriate salary ranges. Including a salary range in your resume at this preliminary stage of negotiation may risk identifying you as ignorant or impractical. Furthermore, it may automatically eliminate you from the employer’s hiring pool, convey your dissatisfaction working at a lower salary, or trap you into accepting a weak compensation package.
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Cover Letter Example with a Salary Requirement/Range
You should never include your salary history or your salary requirements in your resume. Revealing this information when it is not specifically requested puts you at a bargaining disadvantage in terms of your salary. Employers can be convinced to pay a new employee more than they had originally planned if the candidate’s resume, interview and other communications make a strong impression.