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“How do I know if I will receive a counteroffer?”

ESS Candidate Newsletter – FEBRUARY 2023

Columbus, OH – FEBRUARY 2023

In this month’s, ask the recruiter, we talk about counteroffers

Introduction – Aaron Wandtke
Recently Filled Jobs
Ask the Recruiter “How do I know if I will receive a counteroffer?”


Every January, we reflect on the prior year and review all our data to help us improve the service we provide. Below are some interesting numbers to keep in mind if you consider changing jobs in 2023:

  • Our #1 source for finding people is LinkedIn. Be sure to update your profile and have a complete LinkedIn profile prior to starting your search.
  • On average, from the time you get introduced to a company until the time they hire you, will take about 32 days. If you want to get in the game make sure you are ready to play as it moves quickly.
  • Only 6% of the people placed in new jobs required relocation. Many companies are okay with remote workers or some form of hybrid although we are starting to see that change a little in 2023.
  • While the majority of people received some type of pay increase in 2022, 17% were willing to take a pay cut for their next role.

We share this information to equip with you real information for when you are ready. Our greatest asset to you is having our finger on the pulse of current trends.

If you’d like some support in 2023, please reach out. I can help you land a new role, or I can help you upgrade your department with new talent!


Picture yourself accepting a job you’re excited about with a manager and a company that feels right. Now picture yourself having to put in your resignation notice. For some people, they are thrilled to finally resign and move on. For others, there is great trepidation on how their current company will react. Below are the most common responses when you resign:

  1. “We were just getting ready to promote you”. This is by far the most common response from employers. They want you to believe they targeted you for a new career track they have never discussed with you until the day you resign.
  2. “Let us match your offer”. People leave jobs because of leadership way more than compensation. Any pay increase is a band aid on the cut that will be fine short term but does not address long term plans.
  3. “How can you do this to us?” Guilt works and when people are desperate, they may play the guilt card.

Companies can rarely anticipate when a resignation comes. Because of this, they default to damage control and will say whatever they need to buy some time. With time, they can figure out what buttons to push to either try to get you to stay or to buy time to figure out their next move.

By knowing how your company will respond hopefully you are better equipped for these meetings.

If you need help or other ideas about this, please call or email.

I can be reached at 614-885-8490 or by e-mail at