Sitting in your boss’s office, you just delivered the speech you’ve been reciting to yourself for the last week: you found another job where you will be recognized and rewarded for your true worth. The hand is on the other side of the table and your boss decides to not let you go. Now, you are “irreplaceable.” Now, “every project will fall apart without you.” Now, you are made a counteroffer with more zeroes than you expected. What do you do? (more…)
A new look at job counteroffers
A previous article about counteroffers received an interesting comment, which we felt was worthy of inspiring a more in-depth discussion about counteroffers.
When it comes to counteroffers, the simple rule and most valuable piece of advice is that counteroffers should not be accepted once the decision to look for a new job has been made. One reader had a different opinion, saying, “I don’t believe your advice holds true for those who are looking [for a new job] primarily because of compensation dissatisfaction.” (more…)
Congratulations! You just received an offer for an exciting new opportunity! But wait, now that it’s a reality, what’s next? You put in your notice with your current employer and you’re all ready and excited to start your new career. Imagine your surprise when suddenly your current employer gives you a counteroffer. Bet you never expected that one!
It may look shiny and exciting, but under all that glitter, what exactly is a counteroffer? (more…)