“That’s none of your beeswacks, Chris.”
I asked this question this week when speaking with a candidate who’s currently employed.
She delightfully answered and didn’t say the above.
Then I thought about it some more, and whether the question was really any of my business.
If it was being asked to me, I might question as why it really matters.
In this case, I wanted to make sure the position we’re discussing is not more of the same of what the individual DOESN’T want.
Often a job description only goes so deep, so we often need to dig a little deeper.
This then allows us to add those notes on the submission to either proceed or end the process.
Feel free to ask the recruiters you work with, “why do you ask?” if you feel uncomfortable with the questions being asked.
The question on current salary is probably one you’re thinking, which often company’s ask us to request, which we should also have an answer as to why.