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.
|Element under consideration
|Freedom to implement ideas
|Ability to affect change
|Challenge of tasks
|Ability to meet expectations
|Access to professional development
|Professional growth potential
|Starting salary, benefits, perks
|Rapport with co-workers
|Rapport with management
|Comfort with corporate culture
|Other considerations (specify)
|Total score: New job vs. old job