When you resign, you may be presented with a counteroffer by your current employer. While it might be flattering, beware. There’s a high likelihood that if you accept a counteroffer you will either voluntarily leave within six months, or be let go within one year.
Why? Even if you’re given a new title or a raise, the same circumstances will resurface that led you to look for employment elsewhere in the first place.
Plus, now your employer knows that you considered leaving and your loyalty will be in question. This may come into play when it’s time to award promotions. Or when it comes time for layoffs, you may be the first to go.
Before you even consider taking a counteroffer, ask yourself a simple question: Why is it taking a resignation to get you a raise or promotion?
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