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Money Talks News: 7 Controversial Ways to Boost Your Salary

5. Lie about your previous salary

Some job applicants lie about their previous salary either on applications or in interviews. The argument: Why not, if it helps with salary negotiation? Getting a boost on starting salary means accelerated earnings with each future raise too.

The downside: If prospective employers find out your current or past salary, getting caught in a lie can mean losing out on a job.


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