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Should you lie about having counter offers to get higher compensation?

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In order to receive an increase as the result of another offer you will more than likely be required to show the actual offer. Don’t get caught being misleading on that - it will end your career at your current firm.

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I think these are two contexts you're referencing. I'm 💯 with you that countering an offer with a current employee is pointless. But if I've got offers in hand, and I tell a prospective employer this is what I have today, I would consider it a red flag to be asked to see the document. I have never lied but I also never shown.

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You should ask for what you want. You don't have to say it's from any competitor

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I can tell you this: don’t. I’ve seen someone who expended his network capital trying to do this and when they agreed to get him close to what the person was claiming, they asked for a letter after this person mentioned he had an offer. To say the least it didn’t end well. They will ask you for a letter, especially if you’re trying to go above your bandwidth/payscale

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You can talk around this without saying you have another firm offer.. “based on conversations I am having with other groups the comp range is morso around xyz” HR will ask ok you have an offer? “no but I’m far along in the process and expecting good news soon”..

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What I’m doing right now

You shouldn't, but there is a good chance you can get away with it. There's also a good chance it blows up in your face. Do you feel lucky?

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Don't lie state the facts but if they really wanna see proof you are under no obligation to share the offer letter with your current firm. Negotiating a pay raise by showing a competing offer has negative perception but that's a different story all together

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Yolo

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What if they ask you for documentation of it, then what will you do?

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