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How to Evaluate a Job Offer

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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