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    Hi All,

    I was contacted by a recruitment agency responding to some role I have applied for. The agent asked me how much was I was on. I inflated my salary to the agent by about 11K. He put me forward for a role with which I had to go through a 3-stage interview process. I demonstrated my skills which I have and I am confident about, and I am ready to deliver any day any time. They gave me an offer because they believe my skill set is right for the job. Btw, it's a software development role so I know what I am talking about else the two lead developer I went through will figure I don't have the skills, but they were very impressed with my skills and i've had had programming sessions and review during the interview.

    The interviewers like the skills set I have and the company has offered to bring me on board and the rate i am offered is 59% increase of my current rate. I am being underpaid in my current role and my skills out pace what I am being paid plus I am not happy really working in my current role not because of the money I make, but because what I get to do on a daily basis will not make me grow and learn new things, but rather work on things that are irrelevant to today's best practices.

    My worries now is that The P45 which I will get from my current employer will show I earn way less than in my current role. What should I do in this situation?

    NB: The company/Interviewers never asked me about my current salary, and we never talk about salary during all the interview process. I only discussed this with the agent initially before he put me forward and I believe he must have told them that figure. In the end, the agent will get his commission

    I have not given notice at my current place of work.

    Should I worry about this? I don't want to start off as a lair and someone that can't be trusted, but I deserve the pay and even more, but willing to work my way up.
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    If you lose your P45 you can fill in other forms that will sort your tax code out.

    In any case, it'll be HR that process this and they'll likely know nothing of your previous situation.
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    Hi All,

    I was contacted by a recruitment agency responding to some role I have applied for. The agent asked me how much was I was on. I inflated my salary to the agent by about 11K. He put me forward for a role with which I had to go through a 3-stage interview process. I demonstrated my skills which I have and I am confident about, and I am ready to deliver any day any time. They gave me an offer because they believe my skill set is right for the job. Btw, it's a software development role so I know what I am talking about else the two lead developer I went through will figure I don't have the skills, but they were very impressed with my skills and i've had had programming sessions and review during the interview.

    The interviewers like the skills set I have and the company has offered to bring me on board and the rate i am offered is 59% increase of my current rate. I am being underpaid in my current role and my skills out pace what I am being paid plus I am not happy really working in my current role not because of the money I make, but because what I get to do on a daily basis will not make me grow and learn new things, but rather work on things that are irrelevant to today's best practices.

    My worries now is that The P45 which I will get from my current employer will show I earn way less than in my current role. What should I do in this situation?

    NB: The company/Interviewers never asked me about my current salary, and we never talk about salary during all the interview process. I only discussed this with the agent initially before he put me forward and I believe he must have told them that figure. In the end, the agent will get his commission

    I have not given notice at my current place of work.

    Should I worry about this? I don't want to start off as a lair and someone that can't be trusted, but I deserve the pay and even more, but willing to work my way up.
    Not an issue.

    a) The person who processes your P45 is not involved in the recruitment process.
    b) The company has selected you on the basis of their own recruitment process, if they didn't ask directly about your salary, that's because they don't think it is relevant to your worth to them.
    c) Everyone always inflates their salary a bit. About 11k is quite a bit, but I 'presume' you were telling the recruiter the total value of your package, including non-cash benefits and your the employer's salary contribution. It's quite normal to include those figures when discussing your overall benefits package for a job.
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    I inflated mine before I moved to my current company. I added £6K, but ended up being offered £10K more anyway. My employer never asked for my P45, I just had to fill out some forms etc.
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    Absolutely everyone inflates their salary, don't worry.
 
 
 
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