Evaluating a job offer

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 simplify the decision, take the following test as a way to compare the two positions.

Position Comparison Guide

Directions: Compare the new position with your current one.

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
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