Should You Take That Job Offer?

by Vinaya HS on March 5, 2007

in Business & Management

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Here’s a job satisfaction quiz that appears in the latest edition of Outlook Money. It’s fun to answer. You would be surprised with the results!

Answer the following questions. Award yourself 10 points for every ‘yes’ and zero for every ‘no.’

Are you doing in your organization what it expects you to do?

Does your organization recognize your efforts and appreciates your achievements?

Does your office value your opinion and perspective?

Is your job giving you an opportunity to learn and grow?

Are you excited by the picture of what you could be in the organization in the future?

Is there scope for lateral growth in your organization and is it putting your talent to optimal use?

In the last six months, have you had anything substantial to add to your CV?

Are you paid, rewarded and given credit according to the value you bring to the organization?

Does you salary match industry standards?

Can you strike a balance between your life in an out of office?

Your score:

0 – 30: Start looking at the offers you’ve got. What are you waiting for?

40 – 70: There isn’t enough reason for you to stay. Talk to your boss and/or the HR guy and see if your expectations and deliveries can be aligned. Or, just start talking to prospective employers.

80 – 100: Think hard before moving; there had better be compelling reasons to do so.




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Anand April 10, 2007 at 10:21 AM

Hey it is really a very very good formula.

Anonymous March 9, 2008 at 4:21 AM

Job offers should be evaluated in terms of tangible and intangible values, i.e. salary and satisfaction. Here is a checklist for you to help identify what may be important to you.

As an exercise you may like to convert these intangible benefits into monetary terms.

1. Starting Salary
2. Probable salary in 3 years,
3. Bonuses (Health Insurance, Vacation, Maternity leave, Pension),
4. Hidden costs (Commuting costs, distances, dress code)
5. Opportunity for career progression,
6. Training and educational prospects,
7. Quality of work environment
8. Job Security,
9. Existing staff morale,
10. Opportunities for job adjustments for family obligations and personal pursuits.

OneStepAheadCV July 7, 2008 at 10:12 PM

It’s always worth giving any offer a good amount of thought – sometimes what seems unbeatable on first sight is actually deceptive!

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