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