3 Benefits of Having A Counter Offer in Hand

Updated: Sep 28

We usually do NOT recommend accepting a counter offer. Read our Reasons to Counter that Counter-Offer . But sometimes, you might have certain other situations or conditions in play which might make that counter offer seem extremely tempting. Here’s 3 ways you can use that counter offer to your advantage.

  1. New Roles- Being provided with a new job role automatically means new challenges to be faced. If you are passionate about your job, you will probably be enthusiastic enough to work and face new challenges.

  2. It is the perfect time to ask for a raise- Tell your supervisor that you were approached by a competitor, the conversation went well and that they are putting together an offer.  Say you really don't want to leave BUT they are talking better title, more money, equity etc. Having that honest conversation can take the edge off and make it clear that you are not quitting on the company – you’re simply facing a career predicament.

  3. Pitching your unique skill set- Your job description is so unique that nobody knows what the job should pay. You conduct your own research by surveying the talent market, talking with recruiters and going on job interviews. You get a job offer that pays significantly more than you are earning now. Why not use the offer to educate your boss about prevailing salary rates for folks like you? Read about knowing your market value here.

You do not expect to stay at your current job for a long time — for instance, because you are in grad school and you know you'll be leaving the area within two years. You want a higher salary or something else from your job (a bonus or a schedule change, e.g.) and it takes a competing offer to get your manager to do the right thing. You can use these tips to handle that counter offer the right way!

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