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Asking for Experience Certificate

Ram Korutla
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Joined: Dec 24, 2007
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I have come into a dilemma on whether it is proper to search for employment elsewhere while in the job. I have been applying for some public sector jobs lately and they expect experience certificates of present and previous employers to be sent along with the applications. Experience certificate from the past employer is fine, but how do I get an experience certificate from the present employer? What do I tell them the reason I need it? The experience certificate must contain the period of work, designation etc. How can I let my present employer know about my intentions. I work for an Indian MNC. Is it unethical to apply for jobs while working? I dont know how to go about. Without the certificates the prospective employer will not consider my application at all. I am at a fix on what needs to be done. Any suggestions?
John Call
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Joined: Apr 11, 2011
Posts: 20

You can show the salary slips of the present employer ,also the latest increment that you have got from them.
That would be considered as a proof and also will also work as an experience certificate.

John
Ram Korutla
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Joined: Dec 24, 2007
Posts: 80
Thanks John..I have not thought of that..

Regards,
Ram
Jimmy Clark
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Joined: Apr 16, 2008
Posts: 2187
I don't like the idea of sharing current salary information with a potential employer. It is none of their business and would interfere with "fair" and "balanced" salary negotiations. This is private and confidential information period. As a candidate you should be able to share your salary requirements and/or expectations and work from there.

If you want to share your salary slips as proof of current employment, you could make a copy of the slip and then cover the actual financial numbers with black ink. You then give this copy to the potential employer and do not share the original.

Or, when asked about your Experience Certificate for current employment, simply state that your current employer is not aware of your job search and a current certificate cannot be provided. However, you can state that if you are hired that you can then furnish the slip once you have completely changed positions.
Pushkar Choudhary
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Joined: May 21, 2006
Posts: 425

In India as far as I know, it is common practice to *demand* salary slips. What I mean by demand, is that when you go for an interview, you don't show salary slips voluntarily, you *have to* show them.

-Pushkar
Arjun Srivastava
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Joined: Jun 23, 2010
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Salary Slips from previous employer is one of the biggest proof. It will also help you to negotiate the money are you are asking for.
These are just indispensable thing for any walk-in or an interview to attend in India at-least.
Other than this as you can also show your latest Appraisal or Increment by your Current Employer.
Jimmy Clark wrote:do not share the original.

Nobody asks for originals. Photocopy is more than enough for cross-check.


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Jimmy Clark
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Nobody asks for originals. Photocopy is more than enough for cross-check.


Would you be able to submit a photocopy of a salary slip from a current employer with the financial information blacked out?
Arjun Srivastava
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Jimmy Clark wrote:
Nobody asks for originals. Photocopy is more than enough for cross-check.

Would you be able to submit a photocopy of a salary slip from a current employer with the financial information blacked out?

Yeah Jimmy, it's right to hide the personal numbers like Bank Acc.,SSN,Pan card number.
But i don't think it would do any harm if you provide those details to a concerned authority(HRD of the Employer) not any HeadHunter or Consultant.

If something wrong would have to be happened,it has to be happened,then your current employer is also having those personal financial numbers.
Jimmy Clark
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I'm referring to hiding the actual amount paid and any related payment amounts which may be on the salary slip.

Would you be able to submit a photocopy of a salary slip from a current employer with the amount paid and any salary amounts blacked out?
Arjun Srivastava
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Jimmy Clark wrote:
Would you be able to submit a photocopy of a salary slip from a current employer with the financial information blacked out?

If the financial info. is really low.It would be good to blacked out.
Else it will definitely interfere with negotiations.
Jimmy Clark
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Thanks.

What "really low" means is an opinion and subjective. I suggest that salary information should be blacked out if it is really high, really average or really low

Your position in salary negotiations should be based on what you feel you are worth and the value that you can consistently deliver to the employer, in light of the position. It should not be based on what you are currently are making.
 
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