I was offered a new job(was not looking) then received a counter offer from my current job. I do enjoy my current job to some extent.

Should I tell my potential new employer about the counter offer or will that just annoy them? I'm leaning towards moving as it will potentially help my career.

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  • How did your current employer know you got an offer? You're playing a dangerous game if you're trying to auction yourself. – Kilisi Jul 17 '17 at 8:40
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    I told my current employer I've been given a job offer – davey Jul 17 '17 at 8:41
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  • @davey Why would you tell them? Where you actually hoping they'd give you a counter-offer? // What is your actual question here? We can't tell you how to plan your career path, we can only give general tips on how to make a particular decision. Check the related questions on counter offers listed on the right. – Lilienthal Jul 17 '17 at 8:49
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    That's typically done by asking for a raise, not threatening to leave. Check the related questions and the search, we have plenty of general questions on the value and otherwise of counter offers. – Lilienthal Jul 17 '17 at 9:10

Not really, unless you wish to use your counter-offer to negotiate the original offer up.

Keep in mind that knowing that they have a competitor (even if it is your current company) does not really help them.

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    I was thinking that although I've negotiated higher salary in the past when given an offer. – davey Jul 17 '17 at 7:44

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