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;