Do you have to put your previous salary on a job application?
Not all employers will ask candidates to share their salary history and, depending on the employment laws in your state, you may not encounter the question at all. If an employer doesn’t ask you for this information, there’s no need to include it with your application or during any other phase of the hiring process.
What should I put for current salary?
The application form may contain a field for “Current Salary.” You have several options:Leave the field blank.Put a zero or type “No” in the field.Type in “N/A” (for not appropriate or not applicable).Type a sequence of numbers like 12341.Put your target or real salary number in the field.
What happens if you lie on your background check?
If there are any discrepancies between what the employment background check shows and what your application or resume state, you’ll likely get a call from HR to find out why. Lying on an application is grounds for rescinding an offer or termination of employment if you’re already working.