Wednesday, May 5, 2010

What if you are TOO popular?


What if you finally get a great job offer and the same day your boss offers you a raise?

Ooops.

Now what?

Kevin Grindle, president of Leadership Strategies, says first remember why you wanted to leave.

Would those conditions still exist?

Do you think the boss found out about your other opportunity?

Usually, Grindle says, accepting a counteroffer doesn’t work.

Once you decide, move on with confidence.

To me, a counteroffer is when the boss knows you have been looking (possibly meaning disloyalty), and carries some freight of potential problems.

If it was truly a coincidence, you may have some leverage to not go too deeply into it and even ask for better hours or more vacation—you have a place to land, after all.

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