How to "prove" competing offers?

Dec 18, 2019 20 Comments

After being given an offer, recruiter says she couldn't negotiate for me unless I send in some written proof of salary or competing offer. What is the expectation here? How should I respond?

p.s. My gut feeling tells me I should not be sending full offer letters from other companies, or W2 statements.

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  • Juniper RFBW87
    Your gut feel is correct😀
    Dec 18, 2019 0
  • Apple tKjs87m
    My Apple recruiter asked for my other offers and I said I would not share as I would not share my apple offer to those companies. He agreed and sent me a better offer.
    Dec 18, 2019 0
  • Blue Origin / Eng vbbf25
    You could just blackout any company info on the offer, or most stuff other than the needed bits. Keeps it professional
    Dec 18, 2019 0
  • Amazon
    jojolake

    Amazon

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    Apple, Facebook, Microsoft
    jojolakemore
    Don’t show the telephone number and contact person info
    Dec 18, 2019 0
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    • Wells Fargo qUyB01
      This ^ if they still insist tell them the other companies are asking for proof also so you would need to send their offer around. If they call your bluff though be prepared to execute or walk away 😬
      Dec 18, 2019
  • OpenTable Meliodas
    I would ask why I’m being called a liar. And, if this lack of trust is indicative of company culture.
    Dec 18, 2019 0
  • Amazon
    azmix

    Amazon

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    azmixmore
    Your offer is a confidential information between you and your potential employer - just say that, but you can give them a number you will be willing to accept, or walk away.
    Dec 18, 2019 0
  • Yelp / Sales
    salesGod

    Yelp Sales

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    Amazon
    salesGodmore
    Just tell them you dont feel comfortable with that. The recruiter is trying to see the numbers on the other side.
    Dec 18, 2019 0
  • Microsoft SIMk81
    Send them screenshot of some pages of offer letter where the numbers are mentioned
    Dec 18, 2019 0
  • Yelp
    potty

    Yelp

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    Facebook
    pottymore
    I've shown offer letters to Google and Facebook recruiters before.
    Dec 18, 2019 5
    • Yelp
      potty

      Yelp

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      Facebook
      pottymore
      I'm working there now
      Dec 18, 2019
    • BlackRock fuckFANG
      Hmm ... glad it didn’t back fire for you
      Dec 18, 2019

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