Receiving a Counter Offer can be flattering and enticing. However, it is important to consider if the Counter Offer will change the underlining issues and concerns behind your decision to search for a new position. Other points to review when provided a Counter Offer include:
Will your employer have the same confidence in you?
Will your overall situation improve by accepting a Counter Offer?
What is the motivation behind the Counter Offer and will you be expendable in the future?
Did I reeive the Counter Offer because I threatened to leave? Will I have to go through this again to advance in the future?