//4 Reasons Salesforce Experts Should Not Accept a Counter Offer

4 Reasons Salesforce Experts Should Not Accept a Counter Offer

Salesforce resignationCounter offers are something many employees looking to leave their jobs will come across. Generally, they come as a knee-jerk reaction from an employer not wanting to lose a member of staff for whatever reason. However, while receiving one may give the impression that you are a valued member of the team and will be sorely missed, accepting is rarely going to do you any favours. Some employers would rather propose a counter offer than establish why you wanted to leave in the first place and, if the counter offer is accepted, will never truly understand your motives for looking elsewhere, thus restarting the cycle until you decided to go elsewhere, again…

Here are four reasons you should consider before accepting the counter offer you’ve received.

1. Why Are You Leaving?

As previously mentioned, there are many employers out there that would rather shoot you over a counter offer than take the time to understand your reasons for leaving. But, have you stopped to ask yourself whether YOU understand your reasons for leaving? Whatever they may be, make sure to think hard about what you want from a new employer and how realistic those expectations are given your circumstances. Annoying co-workers and terrible tea-makers are a walk in the park when compared to new bosses who expect the moon on their desk yesterday…

2. If You’re After More Money, Ask For It (you’re a Salesforce expert after all…)!

Do you like wasting peoples time? No? Then why threaten your employer with an exit if your reasons are purely based on money? Like most opportunities in life, if you don’t ask you don’t get, so why blame your boss for not giving you a pay rise you haven’t yet asked for? Not sure what your Salesforce skills are worth? Click here for a free Salesforce salary survey.

If you’re looking to increase your income why not try where you are now rather than looking for a higher paid job elsewhere? Even if they can’t grant your wish, your employer will better understand your reasons for leaving if you’ve already asked for a pay rise instead of jumping ship in search of more cash.

3. Reputation? What Reputation?

So, you’ve decided to take the plunge and handed in your notice. Your employer responds with a counter offer by offering a higher wage, are you tempted? You shouldn’t be. Could you put a value on your reputation? Believe us when we tell you it won’t be worth much when you’re regarded as someone who can be “bought”. Incestuous ecosystems, such as salesforce.com, mean that reputations spread like wildfire. If a candidate decides that they weren’t that serious about leaving after all, they could become known as a “tyre-kicker” in their industry. A good way to think about it would be to remember that famous phrase about elephants, they never forget…

4. What About Your Salesforce Career?

Career stagnation is something all professional people will worry about from time-to-time. Let’s be honest, we all want to be our best within our chosen industries, however, when going for that promotion, who is more likely to get picked for it? The person who has worked hard and stayed loyal to their employer or the person who has worked hard but also, occasionally, flirted with the competition? Here’s a hint; It’s not the latter. When thinking about where you want your Salesforce career to take you, always consider the possibility that you may be closer than you think to where you want to be. So, if you do end up resigning, what will happen to that potential if you end up accepting a counter offer from your employer? Do you think those same prospects will still be there for you having come so close to jumping ship?

If you would like to discuss counter offers or any other aspects of your Salesforce career, you can contact one of the team via rod@resourceondemand.com or 0208 123 7769.

Resource On Demand (ROD) is Europe’s first specialist Salesforce Recruitment Agency. They were founded in 2007 and are highly respected across the entire Salesforce ecosystem. Their specialist areas of recruitment include; Salesforce (SFDC); digital marketing and marketing automation technologies, which include Eloqua, Marketo, ExactTarget and Pardot; Human Capital Management (HCM) technologies such as Workday and SAP HCM and SuccessFactors. For more information contact ROD on rod@resourceondemand.com or on 020 8123 7769.
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