Recruiters - Do not share your salary data
I am at offer stage at an IB for a VP role. You know the general salary question in a process, in London, they always want to know what you are earning right now. I always dodge this question by only indicating a target range for the role and keeping my ground as they will keep asking.
Now more than once, the recruiter inbetween told me that they need salary information in order to get an offer out. Especially in order to arrange a buy out. Read articles on this and I do not feel this is information they need. I also proposed to start at a later date after my bonus pay-out.
To my big big surprise what they like to know is 3years' salary and bonus infomation,(which they are not getting - pretty pissed here). When I said no at least 3-4 times, now recruiter proposed me to have a chat with HR. I think I am going to do that.
The messageing is that they have salry buckets for VP role and my past salary does not affect the offer.
My final position was, if so, let's hear their offer verbally then I will consider.
I like to accept the offer, kind of getting ready to walk out becase of this discussion. I have friends who advise not to, just give them what they need.
Any tips and experiences?