Lying about your salary. Why? If you are honest to your employer, explain your rationale for your salary expectation. Being able to negotiate with your new employer is a skill they would admire. Don't forget, you will be exposed and if you fail to deliver, you will be out.
My experience as an employer and employee is clear:
- Be honest with your salary and realistic on your new salary (e.g. if you are on 20k and want 60k, then that is not going to fly)
- Negotiate. Explain your rationale for the salary you are asking, e.g. because of the demands of the role, capitalising on my depth of skills, and/or travelling demands you believe are commitments you feel need to be factored in the renumeration package.
Mind you, if you feel you should justify a 60k+ salary, for example, then be mindful that you will be expected to deliver.
I know companies are looking at the pool of candidates, and the poor quality candidates are being fleshed out.
I know, some of my team members are on extortionate salaries + perks. They don't realise that in this economic climate, quality of candidates, abilities, performance are being assessed. I'll be moving alot of these overpaid, poor quality candidates out of my team. Fact is they lied at the interview about there skillset and with a little research I have also unearthed they have not delivered the projects they claimed to have delivered.