Is current salary the highest impact factor determining the compensation factor in future job offers or salary increases
I asked because it feels that if you don't do the appropriate salary negotiation at the beginning of your career, the salary gap will chase you forever, impacting you as much (if not more) than your actual job performance. It feels messed up. I am glad California is getting rid of that question, but I guess in Seattle we are still screwed.
When I graduated, I naively accept my first offer and I feel that mistake still haunts me.
Is there a way to break the curse and just jump to what your track record and credentials are worth in the market? From the moment they ask your salary, no matter what you have to offer, they will happily can you in your salary range.