Long story short, after 2.5 years of entrepreneurship, a few months ago I decided to get back to the workforce and had been interviewing with a few cloud companies (that was my targeted industry). I actually got word from one of them today that they were happy to offer me a position and I needed to provide them with information so they can prepare a compensation package offer.
They sent me a compensation form that asks for the details of my previous compensation package like base salary, gross salary, espp, etc. Given that I have been self employed for the past 2.5 years, my financials have been a roller coaster ride so I am planning on giving them some info about the package I had at my previous professional job.
So here I am really confused as I never had any employers ask for this before and I am not really feeling comfortable about giving them all this info. I feel that the package they plan to offer should reflect my self and market worth, not what my previous job paid because I was seriously underpaid there as an early-join employee. I am certain people who had joined years after me got much better packages due to better economy, etc. but my annual raises were really low even with excellent performance reviews.
How should I go about this? There's an area on the form where I can write/list anything I would like to add to the package info.
i live in a country with a batshit crazy president and no, english is not my first language