“Like the “salary requirements” questions, the “current salary” question is used by recruiters to save the potential company some serious cash, and get you for as cheap as possible. That’s literally the only reason they could possibly have for asking a question that has nothing to do with your experience, skills, or potential. This question can cripple you, derail you, and leave you feeling extremely deflated and panicked. Don’t fall for it.
Here’s how to handle an infuriating question with grace (and without burning any bridges.)”