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Posted: 10/01/2019

It’s a hugely competitive market out there, and securing a new and exciting career change can take time. And once you’ve landed that dream job, sometimes things don’t quite end there. More and more candidates are finding themselves presented with counter offers from their existing employers – and more and more candidates are turning them down. Here’s why.

Remember why you started all this in the first place. Whether it be job satisfaction, more money, a change of direction – there’s a reason you started job hunting in the first place. It’s unlikely a quick reactionary counter offer, although tempting, will change the reason why you were looking to leave in the first place.

You’ve shown your cards. Handing in your notice and accepting a counter offer shows your current employer you’re willing to leave for the right conditions. You might find the way you are treated in the office a bit different, and if (hope fully not) there is a need to make redundancies, your name could be top of the list…

Why didn’t they offer it to you before? A counter offer solves a short term problem for your employer. If it’s taken you to hand in your notice before you’ve been given the recognition you deserve, is that right?

FS1 is here to help and advise. For more information about our latest vacancies, contact us on 01908 787 560 or hello@fs1recruitment.com.