6 Reasons Why You Shouldn't Take a Counteroffer


Why you shouldn't accept a counter offer and the reasons why you may have received it in the first place:

1. Impulse reaction by your supervisor and not based on merit

2. Supervisor is buying time to find a replacement and will ultimately let you go anyway

3. Your issues with and motivations for wanting to leave your current role will still be there

4. The raise was provided because the company felt threatened, which will make continued raises more difficult to earn

5. You may be told to take the new offer even if you didn't want it and were using it as leverage at your current company

6. If you end up taking the counteroffer, you will close the door on any future opportunities with the new company and anyone in that company's network

Long story short, taking a counter puts you in a vulnerable, punitive position that your current company will hold over your head in a multitude of ways during your tenure with that firm. I always recommend that my candidates consider the consequences before accepting a counteroffer.

Originally Published by Jamie Davidson on LinkedIn on April 12, 2016.

See the full article here: Why You Shouldn't Take a Counteroffer

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