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Software EngineerΒ 10 months ago

How do I start a bidding war?

I have two offers for the same level. Both can pay well, but I feel like they are both going to come in low. How do I leverage the offers to get the most?Β 
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undertoneSoftware EngineerΒ 10 months ago
Let them make their offers, and stop responding to their emails for a bit. Play a little hard to get. After a couple days pass, simply say that you are looking at some other offers, and that your expectations align closer to [20% above highest offer]. Now see what they come back with and do the same for the other company. If they ask you for your offer numbers, just say the other company is making a very competitive, above market offer.
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