If you’ve made your employer aware of a new opportunity and they’ve countered by offering a raise, deciding to accept the counteroffer and stay put may NOT be in your long-term best interest. Here are things to consider when weighing a counteroffer from your employer.
1. Traffic and gridlock – Nearly everyone who lives in California views traffic at times as a seven-letter bad word. Planning ahead and managing time correctly will put yourself in position to be successful. Benjamin Franklin’s old adage of “failing to plan is planning to fail” rings true when it comes to allocating the correct amount of time to get to your interview.
2. You should respect everyone’s time including your own – Valuing your potential new employer’s time is a huge signal you’re taking the process seriously. Believe it or not, your competition might have arrived 5-10 minutes late with no reasonable excuse.