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Have your say: When is it appropriate for job applicants to ask about benefits?

Jann Lee | March 20, 2017

When should a candidate for a job ask about benefits and compensation? It’s a key question many companies and human resource professionals are asking following a high-profile case of an applicant who lost out on a second interview after she asked about benefits and compensation.

On March 12, the applicant, Taylor Byrnes, tweeted a screenshot of her email exchange with the talent acquisition co-ordinator of online food delivery company SkipTheDishes. The email exchange showed that after her first interview, Byrnes emailed talent acquisition co-ordinator Victoria Karras and asked how much the position paid and whether it included benefits. Karras replied that Byrnes’ questions revealed “her priorities are not in sync” with the company’s and, as a result, there would be no….

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