How to Evaluate a Job Offer

How to Evaluate a Job Offer

Jeff Gipson Jeff Gipson | August 25, 2015

Let’s presume your employment interview went good, and there’s sincere and mutual interest on each side. You now need to determine two things: first, whether the new position is right for you; and if so, what sort of offer you’d be prepared to accept. To help in the decision-making process, take the subsequent test as a way to compare the two positions.


Position Comparison Guide
Directions: Compare the new job with what you already have.

Old jobNew jobElement 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

About the Author

Jeff Gipson
Jeff Gipson
Jeff Gipson Sr. is a veteran of the staffing industry, with more than 30 years of experience. He got his start working for an international staffing organization where he focused on information technology placements across the country. In July 1992, Jeff continued his staffing career with a St. Louis based information technology staffing company. There, he was strategically involved in launching the organization’s first branch office — and subsequently three additional branch offices over the next several years. In July 2000 Jeff made another move — this time to launch his own staffing company, continuing his IT focus. In 2003 the organization was reinvented. Relying on his earlier sales career in the insurance industry, the company changed course and began building the firm around the insurance industry. The company continues to put all their energy in the insurance sector filling positions of all titles across the country. Jeff and his wife Carolyn have been married since 1980. They have three children and seven grandchildren.
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