Career

Should You Use A Job Offer To Get A Raise In Your Current Role?

It’s a common career conundrum. Two top careers coaches weigh-in on the pros and cons of using a counter-offer to pimp your pay packet.

By Natalie Cornish

Career

It’s a common career conundrum. Two top careers coaches weigh-in on the pros and cons of using a counter-offer to pimp your pay packet.

By Natalie Cornish

Imagine this scenario: you’ve been in your current role for a while, putting in the hours and working hard to hit those KPIs. You’re happy in your job, but feel you could be moving up the ladder faster, and with better perks. A recruiter reaches out on Linkedin – your company’s number one competitor wants to meet with you about a more senior position. Suddenly you find yourself being offered more money and a better title elsewhere, but you’re not sure you’re ready to leave. Is your new job offer the ultimate bargaining tool? Or a risky way to prove your worth?

Brisbane-based career, leadership and lifestyle coach Suzanne Williams from Grace and Grind and Rebecca Fraser, careers coach and spokesperson for the Careers Development Association Australia (CDAA), are often called upon by their clients to offer advice on negotiating a pay rise.

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