Severely underpaid currently - What to say if recruiter asks about previous salary in Bay area?
I started preparing and trying to move out of Cisco now . Seriously seeking advice on a couple of questions -
1) I am in the bay area. If during interview process if the recruiter or anyone else asks me my current salary (though illegal ) directly/indirectly - how do I answer or dodge the question.
2) what should have been my salary in Cisco? - I Have 13yrs of experience with a master's in CS. Been with Cisco close to 7yrs . Got hired at 112k , got few RSUs few yrs back ... Same salary, no raise , no exciting work now or in forseeable future , rotting here but 1-2 days WFH flexibility.
3) when is the pay hike this year ? Is it too late to talk now ? Planning to talk to my manager soon .. I am very frustrated! Any tips on how to approach the talk and what to say ? Feel like resigning but don't have the luxury to stay home without a job for 2-3 months before I get another one. I have rotted and rusted here !