There is a RIGHT and WRONG way to handle counter offers. How would you respond?

07.20.2011 | Negotiation | admin

You’ve just accepted an offer for the job you’ve been hoping to get. Now you’re wondering how your boss is going to react when you resign. Being made an attractive counter offer is instantly good for your ego, but you must take a number of things into consideration before saying “thanks” or “no thanks”. Before accepting a counter offer, ask yourself why your employer has made the offer. Do the cons outweigh the pros and will you realize your first instinct was right after all? Is arm wrestling over money really what your career is all about?

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