So you have just accepted a new role and during the resignation process you have been offered more money to stay. What should you do? First, it is worth remembering that hiring talent is a very expensive and time consuming process and in a candidate short market your current firm is likely to do whatever it takes to retain you and any talented employee. In a career spanning nearly 15 years I have seen all manner of tactics used to convince someone to stay, from Partners you wouldn't normally speak to (including the Managing Partner) coming out of the woodwork to tell you how much they appreciate you to Partners staging 3 hour meetings telling you all about why the organisation you are moving to is not a good fit for you.
It can be a difficult and confusing time, everyone will have an agenda or an opinion and that is why before making any decision, you should ask yourself the following questions.
From my experience, job satisfaction is most often achieved through factors other than salary, love of the job and the organisation is equally important and something that money can't buy.
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