3. Do your research
When you consider your benefits package and growth opportunities that will progress your career prospects, it still may be worth staying in your company, rather than chasing a bigger paycheck elsewhere.
If you’re offered a position before you have discussed money you may have the leverage to name a price within reason, because you know the employer wants you. Again, do your research and don’t threaten with a ‘take-it-or-leave-it’ stance. You’ll benefit more by having a civilised conversation.