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How to Evaluate a Job Offer

  • Mar 5, 2014
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Let’s assume your employment interview went well, and there’s sincere and mutual interest on both sides. You now need to decide two things: first, whether the new position is right for you; and if so, what sort of offer you’d be willing to accept. To help in the decision-making process, take the following test as a way to compare the two positions.

Position Comparison Guide
Directions: Compare the new job with what you already have.

Old job

New job

  Element under consideration
  Position title
  Supervisory responsibility
  Project authority
  Decision-making autonomy
  Freedom to implement ideas
  Ability to affect change
  Promotion potential
  Challenge of tasks
  Ability to meet expectations
  Access to professional development
  Professional growth potential
  Company/industry growth
  Company/industry stability
  Starting salary, benefits, perks
  Future compensation
  Commuting distance
  Travel requirements
  Work environment
  Rapport with co-workers
  Rapport with management
  Comfort with corporate culture
  Other considerations (specify)
  Total score: New job vs. old job


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