LADIES GET PAID  | Undressing Your Compensation

You are moving confidently through an interview when all of the sudden the hiring manager asks, “Please walk me through your salary history, starting at the first place of employment.” Crap. How do you navigate this question without losing the opportunity or your temper? You’re irritated that they’re even asking, and you worry you won’t be paid enough based on your level, even though your expertise qualifies you to earn more. Suddenly, you feel yourself sweating from head to toe, and this one question will turn you into someone you are not — defensive.