Dealing with a Counter Offer
You think you have got through the hardest part of finding a new job; writing your CV, attending & succeeding at interview, being offered a fantastic position & resigning from your current company. Everything is complete. But it isn’t – your employer then presents you with an attractive offer to make you reconsider your resignation, leaving you in a difficult situation. Do you stay with your employer, or move on to your new position?
It is important that you weigh up both options very carefully, and consider both on their own merits. Ask yourself why you were looking for a new position in the first place, and then consider which offer is going to fulfil your requirements the most.
There is no definite answer to whether or not you should accept a counter offer – each situation is unique, but here at Magnus James we have witnessed many counter offer scenarios over the years, and here are our key points to consider as & when you are presented with the tricky decision.
Although the statistics speak for themselves, there are still many cases that have involved employees accepting counter offers and it has been a positive move. This is why we will always advise our candidates to give fair consideration to both offers before making an informed decision.
The counter offer scenario is never an easy one to handle, so if you are unsure with anything during the process, speak to your Magnus James consultant for further advice on how to proceed.