Choosing between job offers (worksheet)

Receiving two or more job offers can be both an exciting and stressful time. Whether you are waiting to hear back from one company before your deadline to respond to another or comparing two or more exciting offers, it’s important that you take the time you need to consider the decision carefully. When reflecting on each offer presented to you, it may feel difficult to compare the two side-by-side in a clear and logical way. You may hear the age-old phrase, “go with your gut!” which oftentimes is easier said than done. 

CAPD’s “Choosing Between Offers worksheet” is a tool to help you personally reflect on and quantify aspects of the position, company, and offer package. To use this worksheet, start by rating the level of importance to you of each factor on a scale of 1-10. There are twenty-two factors listed on the worksheet, but you may want to include more based on your personal preferences and values. Next, rate each offer on a scale of 1-10 for each factor. Multiply the level of importance by the job score in the appropriate column, total each “Importance x Job” column and compare the two offers side-by-side. 

Still unsure of your decision? Book an appointment with a career advisor to discuss further.

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