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I'm currently working as a Senior Software Developer I at a big company. I have been working here for 2.5 years and my current salary is 53k/year.
I realized that I have more qualifications, and I actually know more stuff than my colleague which am almost certain are paid way above me.
I get head hunted daily for similar positions where the salary is between 75k - 85k, and If I go to apply I'm fairly certain I would end up with an offer to one of them.
I'm the worst to anything related to negotiation. What would be the best way for me to go to my manager and ask for a title (Sr Dev II) and pay raise ? Do I just as my manager for a 1vs1 meeting and ask him point blank? Or is it better if I get an offer somewhere else and use it to negotiate my raise?