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This is a touchy subject!

Here are some questions to consider. The sources for the questions are employers, candidates and staffing professionals.
  • Why are you looking at new opportunities?
  • Do you think the reasons you are looking will improve in your current environment?
  • Why were you not worth that to the company before?
  • Do you believe your position will be as secure as before, now that the company knows you are on the hunt?
  • Could your actions be viewed as trying to play one company off another?
  • What is the reason behind your company's counter offer?
  • How could accepting a counter offer affect your reputation in the marketplace?
  • If another opportunity came up with the hiring company, do you believe you would receive any consideration?
  • Would a decision to accept be made for the long-term or the short-term?

You must make your own decision if you receive a counter offer. Our advice is to think it through very thoroughly before you even consider serious discussions about a new position.

  Would you consider a counter offer?
  If so, you may want to re-think entering the job search process.
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