If you’re thinking of moving to another company, here are some useful tips for employees in IT Support Jobs, computer jobs, IT Sales jobs and Web Developer jobs.
Be Careful of Counter Offers
For most employers, replacing employees is a costly irritation, forcing them to resort to making counteroffers. If you’ve received a job offer and are thinking of accepting it’s a good idea to seriously consider whether the new job solves all of your problems and whether it will help you advance your career.
If you accept an offer of employment and resign, be prepared for your boss to try to change your mind. He or she may try to tempt you with more money, or promises of a promotion which may sound very attractive at the time. But once they know youre considering leaving them, theyll always regard you as a problem employee’.
Accepting a counteroffer is not always the best solution. Statistics reveal that ninety per cent of people who accept counteroffers leave their employment within six months. This is because the reasons for wanting to change jobs in the first place still remain.
Take Time to Consider
Consider counteroffers seriously. Is a higher salary or a new location or a promised promotion what you really want? Has anything about your job changed? Keep in mind the reasons why you decided to resign in the first place and only accept a counteroffer if these been effectively resolved.
Your resignation tells your employer that youre unhappy and from that time on your commitment and loyalty will be questioned. You may not be promoted or receive a salary increase when the time comes. If an employer has to cut back on staff, you may be the first.
Accepting a counteroffer may leave you feeling dissatisfied, that you’ve been bought by your employer. And anyway, what kind of company do you work for if you have to threaten to resign before they give you what you’re worth? Accepting a counteroffer almost never changes those factors that made you want to look for a new job in the first place.