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Existing Salary for new Job

Postby sanjaya22 » Mon, 03 Oct 2016 11:59 am

Hi there ,

I have worked in Singapore for last two years in IT. I am now planning to change my career for a better Salary and Career development in the same filed.But most of the time Employers/recruiters asks my current salary . I am on a Employment Pass.

Is there any impact of my current salary to next move ? Can someone explain this to me please .

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Postby ecureilx » Mon, 03 Oct 2016 12:02 pm

sanjaya22 wrote:Hi there ,

I have worked in Singapore for last two years in IT. I am now planning to change my career for a better Salary and Career development in the same filed.But most of the time Employers/recruiters asks my current salary . I am on a Employment Pass.

Is there any impact of my current salary to next move ? Can someone explain this to me please .


There's a long thread about salary being asked by next employer ..

Do some search ...you will be enlightened..

Getting your pass maybe the bigger worry.

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Re: Existing Salary for new Job

Postby PNGMK » Mon, 03 Oct 2016 12:20 pm

They will offer you $1 a month more than your last salary.
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Re: Existing Salary for new Job

Postby sanjaya22 » Mon, 03 Oct 2016 2:51 pm

Hi ,

Noted with thanks.Is there any rule that I must tell them the current Salary ? If I do not tell them my last drawn salary will there be any impact for me to disqualify ?

Thanks ..

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Postby sundaymorningstaple » Mon, 03 Oct 2016 3:31 pm

Sure. They will use anything they want to disqualify. Failure to follow directions being the likely one. Who wants to hire somebody who cannot follow directions? d'oh!

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Re: Existing Salary for new Job

Postby sanjaya22 » Mon, 03 Oct 2016 3:43 pm

hmm..That means I must tell them my existing Salary. In general what will be the salary I can demand for ?

My current Salary is 4500SGD. Is there any percentage ?

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Postby Hidy Ho » Mon, 03 Oct 2016 4:04 pm

sanjaya22 wrote:hmm..That means I must tell them my existing Salary. In general what will be the salary I can demand for ?

My current Salary is 4500SGD. Is there any percentage ?


Based on what/how posted here, I don' think you deserve anything. There are enough information in this forum and online to figure out what the market value for your position/skill set in Singapore. At least do that fraking research before coming to ask incredibly vague question.

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Re: Existing Salary for new Job

Postby sanjaya22 » Mon, 03 Oct 2016 4:21 pm

Hidy Ho wrote:
sanjaya22 wrote:hmm..That means I must tell them my existing Salary. In general what will be the salary I can demand for ?

My current Salary is 4500SGD. Is there any percentage ?


Based on what/how posted here, I don' think you deserve anything. There are enough information in this forum and online to figure out what the market value for your position/skill set in Singapore. At least do that fraking research before coming to ask incredibly vague question.


Hi Hidy ,

Ignore my post/salary if it seems a vague for you.I mentioned it only as a example unfortunately you took it in the wrong way.I don't expect from you to tell me that I can demand xxxx SGD based on my current salary.I am surprised how did you conclude "I don' deserve anything from this forum".

I am asking a generic question from the experts here.

My question is : Is there a general percentage for salary increase such as 20% or 15 % when we change our job where I can demand.

Hope someone will read me..It is up to you to answer or not as many people reading this forum.
However thanks for spending your time on this question.

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Re: Existing Salary for new Job

Postby PNGMK » Mon, 03 Oct 2016 5:12 pm

I would say that asking for a 10% increase is probably ok for a general Indian job hopper. Unless you are really in demand or undervalued in which case ask what you think the market rate is.
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Postby ecureilx » Mon, 03 Oct 2016 5:36 pm

PNGMK wrote:I would say that asking for a 10% increase is probably ok for a general Indian job hopper. Unless you are really in demand or undervalued in which case ask what you think the market rate is.

Anything more than 10% being greedy

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Re: Existing Salary for new Job

Postby sanjaya22 » Mon, 03 Oct 2016 5:54 pm

Thanks a lot PNGMK,ecureilx.Thats the sort of answer I was looking for... Have a great day!

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Re: Existing Salary for new Job

Postby sundaymorningstaple » Tue, 04 Oct 2016 10:46 am

For the record, from my 20 years in HR, half as a headhunter and the latter half as an HR Mgr of a 150 man SME. I'd venture to say close to 75% of the job hoppers end up taking a job that is paying exactly the same as the position they left. They take the job because the HR told them that advancement and increments are assured. d'oh! Or they have already lost their old job and of course the HR/Interviewer will realize that so you can rest assured you will not get what you think you deserve as the potential employer will have you by the short & curlies. Go for a minimum of 15% (before you lose your old job so you have some leverage if they really want you) you can always negotiate downward if necessary to say 10% unless you already know you were grossly underpaid in your current position - better have facts & figures to back it up though. Once you lose your old job, you new job will be generally in the same neighbourhood as your old one even if the job scope is different.

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Re: Existing Salary for new Job

Postby sanjaya22 » Tue, 04 Oct 2016 11:03 am

"For the record, from my 20 years in HR, half as a headhunter and the latter half as an HR Mgr of a 150 man SME. I'd venture to say close to 75% of the job hoppers end up taking a job that is paying exactly the same as the position they left. They take the job because the HR told them that advancement and increments are assured. d'oh! Or they have already lost their old job and of course the HR/Interviewer will realize that so you can rest assured you will not get what you think you deserve as the potential employer will have you be the short & curlies. Go for a minimum of 15% (before you lose you old job so you have some leverage if they really want you) you can always negotiate downward if necessary to say 10% unless you already know you were grossly underpaid in your current position - better have facts & figures to back it up though. Once you lose your old job, you new job will be generally in the same neighbourhood as your old one even if the job scope is different."

I am glad you share your experience of two decades.I am lucky to have your here.

Thanks a lot for this.I feel like this forum is very impressive now.

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Postby ecureilx » Tue, 04 Oct 2016 12:15 pm

sanjaya22 wrote:Thanks a lot for this.I feel like this forum is very impressive now.


Now if you had read this also ...


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Re: Existing Salary for new Job

Postby Wd40 » Sun, 16 Oct 2016 9:37 pm

To me it's a bit of a gamble. If you ask too much, another person who is asking lesser than you might get the job. In Singapore with just 1 month grace period in case you lose your job, means making a wrong step is very costly.

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