I have a new job offer that offers 60% more salary than my current job and the same benefits. I am located in Pakistan and I was headhunted for this offer. But I do not wish to leave my current job—it has only been around a year since I started my current job—and in a month I will be getting my (annual) raise that will close the gap to 40%.
How can I convince my employer to give me a bigger raise that will either match the offer or is at least close. I will be changing the job if they can’t offer that, but I do not want that to be a threat or anything, I want it to be very professional and friendly, I really like my current job and the people I work with.
I do not want to do it in any rude way or anything. I would really like it to be a mutual agreement. So, is there any specific way that I should approach this?
FWIW, I did not negotiate for a higher salary, I took the job with the same salary as I had on the previous job.
EDIT: Sorry for taking too long to update this. So, I am still at my current job, and have managed to get a 45% raise but with extra responsibilities(I am a team lead now), I explained my situation to my boss but did not have to leverage the other job offer(didn't even mention it at all). So, I believe this is quite enough for me to stay on, and the new responsibilities will also make for better experience, and I would just like to thank all of you who answered and posted a comment, it was great of you to share such awesome advice.