I like this — good exercise for this situation. However what do you think about competing two offers against each other? Is it better to keep them secret? Or make them aware that there are other offers, including the details?
Good question. The fact that you’ve received more than one offer doesn’t need to be a secret (unless there’s a non-disclosure agreement that requires secrecy). But speaking generally, I’d probably discourage a client from expressly pitting the two potential employers against each other. I think it would almost certainly leave a bad taste in both employers’ mouths. There may be a way to accomplish the same goal more tactfully.