Affairs Counter-offers: The Warning Signs

1. The candidate constantly reschedules.

2. Candidate takes forever to make up her mind. Needs tons of info..

3. Candidate discusses the job with a workplace peer or supervisor. (He's fishing for a counter offer).

4. Mr Charlie gives the candidate a promotion or raise. (He's secretly heard that the candidate is looking and strikes back with an unacknowledged counter-offer).

5. Resignation letter indicates Candi's open to a counter-offer: eg “This has been a difficult decision for me.”

If the candidate begins to smell funny, ask for an upfront commitment against a counter offer. If he refuses...uh-oh.

Bill Radin via Jason @

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