Author archives: Jamie Tolson, Lead Technical Recruiter

3 Dangers of Accepting a Counteroffer

By Jamie Tolson, Lead Technical Recruiter

The scenario typically plays out something like this: you’ve accepted a new job at a different company, and when you head into your manager’s office to resign, he or she offers you a higher salary if you agree to stay put.

We recruiters call this the dreaded “counteroffer,” and it’s fairly common across all industries and employment levels. Although it may be tempting to accept a higher salary instead of changing positions as planned, I strongly discourage candidates from accepting counteroffers for several reasons:

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