Counter Offers: Do They Merit Consideration?

Written by David Richter


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Your company will most likely attempt to retain you with a counter-offer.

A counter-offer representsrepparttar companyís monetary sense of what itís going to take to retain you as an employee. It will be fashioned as an offer difficult to refuse, and include a substantial increase in your compensation along with whatever other perks are deemed necessary to win you back. What should you do?

The answer can be found inrepparttar 135038 reason you went looking elsewhere inrepparttar 135039 first place. If you acceptrepparttar 135040 counter-offer, you will make more money, but in every other respect, your situation will remainrepparttar 135041 same. You need to ask yourself ifrepparttar 135042 added income and perks will let you overcome whatever it was that caused your lack of fulfillment. Temporarily, you may be satiated, but you will most likely reach a point where you eventually seek a new position.

While it may be difficult to turn down a counter-offer, it may be your best option. The sooner you find yourself in a more fulfilling position,repparttar 135043 more creative and happier you will be.

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David Richter is a recognized authority in career coaching. His extensive knowledge and experience gained from many years in recruitment, outplacement and career management has allowed David to formulate powerful strategies anyone can use to secure interviews and receive offers. David holds Masters in both Engineering and Counseling Psychology. David's website is: http://www.procareercoach.com


Job Offer Negotiations: Getting What You Want

Written by David Richter


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What number would you associate with your worth? If youíre having difficulty coming up with a figure, just ask your spouse or best friend how much they think you are worth. Youíll probably get a surprisingly high yet fairly accurate number. Letís assume you came up with one million dollars. I know, that doesnít even come close. The point is, can you expect an employer to pay you this amount as your compensation?

For sure, salary negotiations based on your true worth or unique gifts take on a whole new dimension. No, you probably wonít be compensated one million dollars; however, withrepparttar right blend of negotiating skills and patience, your efforts will be substantially rewarded!

I have seen up to forty thousand dollars added to starting compensation through diligent negotiations. It is common for signing bonuses, stipulations calling for substantial six-month performance-based increases, several weeks of additional vacation time, stock options, profit sharing, and more to be added as part of a negotiated package.

Negotiating is an opportunity to get what you truly want, and deserve. It is a way to significantly raise your standard of living and sense of self, simply by taking stock of what you have and then knowing how to use it for your advancement. Remember, what you receive now becomes your benchmark for future positions.

We all have choices. Some people would rather keep thingsrepparttar 135037 way they are. Thatís ok. However, you have worked very hard to come to this point, so why stop short of getting what you truly want, and deserve. Wouldnít you rather be compensated more onrepparttar 135038 basis of what youíre worth than on some arbitrary figure designed to keeprepparttar 135039 status quo? Go for what you are worth Ė your life will never berepparttar 135040 same!

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David Richter is a recognized authority in career coaching. His extensive knowledge and experience gained from many years in recruitment, outplacement and career management has allowed David to formulate powerful strategies anyone can use to secure interviews and receive offers. David holds Masters in both Engineering and Counseling Psychology. David's website is: http://www.procareercoach.com


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