You have not mentioned whether you are in technical or non technical field. Also you have not mentioned your current and expected salary. The salary amount you think, you deserve may not be realistic for the employer.
My point of view is that qualifications are just like a hall ticket to get into the Organization. What is important is rich practical experience to execute the job assigned to you. I would suggest you to master yourself in your work and stick on the any company for considerable years, prove yourself so as to gain work knowledge and monetary part. However when there is no scope of career growth with current employer you may look for new employment.
Yes employer tend to fix salary on the last drawn salary.
7th June 2019 From India, Madras
I am in technical field. I am working as an RPA developer in Blue Prism (also have worked on RPA - Ui Path previously) where I was part of 3 deployed projects till date and number of PoCs. I have knowledge on ASP.NET and JEE(very strong in OOPS concepts, also I was the topper in my training batch). I have also got good knowledge in MS SQL server where I am comfortable in writing SQL/PLSQL quries and also capable in creating procedures/functions/cursors(also Varrays & nested tables). I have also done AD01 certification in Blue Prism, foundation & orchestrator certificates in Ui Path. Currently I am preparing for APD01(Professional Developer) in Blue Prism & advanced, SAP automation certifications in Ui Path.
My current CTC is 3.6 LPA and I am expecting 6.5 LPA which was way too much for the recruiters. Also I performed well in all the interviews I attended & cleared most of them. I don't think I am demanding too much. Please let me know if I am. Thank You.
8th June 2019