Should I ask for a pay increase at my previous place of employment when applying again?
Topic: Employment application school
June 16, 2019 / By Shulamit Question:
In high school and start of college I worked at a vet clinic in my hometown. The last time I worked there was 2005. At that time I was making $11.75/hour. I am in the process of leaving my full time job because I am returning to school, but I am looking for a part time position. I found out they are hiring at the vet clinic and I would love to work there again. Since 2005 I earned my Bachelor's degree, and have had much more office experience. I talked with the office manager and she wants me to fill out an application where it asks for desired rate of pay. Would it be appropriate to ask for more than I was making before because of my experience and education?
Best Answers: Should I ask for a pay increase at my previous place of employment when applying again?
Phebe | 10 days ago
Absolutely! You have experience, they know you and your work ethic, you know their office and procedures, and you have higher education than before.
You could put down "negotiable" in the the spot on the application for desired rate of pay, to give an opportunity to talk with them and make your case for the amount you want. I usually do that on my applications, and I see it quite often on applications that have come by my desk in various places I've worked.
Good luck to you!
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Yes. I always put down Negotiable for the requested pay rate. Don't bring it up before they do. When they ask you what pay ask them what the range for the position is. They should tell you between $X.00 - $X.00. If the highest number is too low then tell them that you are looking for $(whatever your number is) and then tell they why. Your first reason should be that, although you will have to get reacquainted with the facility and it's operations, you doubt that the process will take more than a week or 2, so they won't have to really exert themselves to train you. Also remind them about your work ethic and how dedicated you were to the job so they already know what they're getting. Also remind them of your upgraded skills, even if you've already stated that earlier. At this point you are defending why you are worth more.
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You can always ask but keep it negotiable if you really want the job. Don't price yourself out of the job.
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Originally Answered: Should i put down my previous employment on an application if i got fired for a bad reason?
There is probably NO way that they can find out where you worked.
I didn't put down my work history because I wasn't there for very long, I was 15 so, I didn't care about making attendance.
Now I'm building an awesome rep where I work now, and have been promoted.
The point of an interview is to show them what good you will do the company.
If you don't want them to know why you got fired, as long as you plan on doing better with this company, then don't put it down. Don't mention it. It's like it never existed. Do you want a job again? If yes, forget the past.