Multiple Offers Form
Comparing Multiple Offers
List the values found from your "Priorities Form" in the leftmost column on the following chart.
Add any values that were not listed previously but are important to you.
Then assign each of these values a weight from one to five. One is least important to you and five is most important.
- Label the company name and job title for each offer that you would like to evaluate in the proceeding columns
- Go through each value and rate each offer. Assign each value a score from one to ten based on the corresponding company. One is a low score on this and ten is a high score. For example, job offer A is with a company 55 minutes from your home, job offer B is a 15 minute commute. You rated commuting as a 5 in level of importance to you. Job offer A's commuting time is a 4 (low on the scale as to how it meets your need of a short commute) and job offer B is an 8 as it is very short commute. Now multiply the value weight with the corresponding factor score i.e. job offer A has a commuting score of 20 points and job offer B has a score of 32 points. Job offer B definitely satisfies your need of a short commute much better than offer A. Continue this process with the other factors. Total the score. The job with the highest rated score should represent the position that meets the greatest number of your needs.
|Values to Consider||Value Weight||Offer A:||Offer B:||Offer C:|
|*Is this important to me?*||(1-5)||Value SubScore = Total(1-10)||Value SubScore = Total(1-10)||Value SubScore = Total(1-10)|
Are you pleased with the results? Is the top-rated offer the one that you hoped would score well?
If yes, this exercise should reaffirm your top choice and allow you to accept your favorite offer confidently.
If not, it is time to look at the values on which your favorite offer received low scores. Can you accept the job, knowing that these needs may not be met? Is it possible to improve the outlook of one or more values (such as salary) by negotiating with your prospective employer?