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priyanka 13th June 2007 08:28 PM

Comparing Two or More Job Offers
When comparing job offers, you really need to compare all aspects of each job offer.

Congratulations! Let's say that after much preparation and hard work that you have received three job offers. Now you have to decide which is thebestoffer. Is the best offer always the one paying the highest salary? Well, when you also look at each company%uFFFDs benefits package, you might find a very different story, as illustrated in the table below. Why are benefits important? Benefits can add up to 30%u0025 to your total compensation.

This example is purely a financial analysis of the three job offers, and does not take into consideration many other important factors that job-seekers should also evaluate before deciding on a job offer. These other factors are discussed after the table.

Company1 Company2 Company3
Base Salary: $53,000 $50,000 $47,000
Sign-on Bonus: $1,000 $3,000 $2,500
Cost of Living Adj.: -$2,300 -$200 + $1,000
Medical, Dental, Optical: $3,000 $4,000 $4,000
Life, Disability Insurance: $1,000 $1,500 $1,000
Company Car: $2,400 $3,600 $3,600
401(K) or Pension Plan: $4,400 $6,000 $4,500
Total Compensation Package: $62,500 $67,900 $63,600

There are many other factors that job-seekers may want to consider when deciding whether to accept an offer, including:

* Reputation of the company
* Corporate culture
* The work itself (in terms of interest, challenge, etc.)
* Timeframe for advancement
* Quality of community (life, schools, etc.)
* Relocation expenses
* Dependent care
* Overtime/Comp. Time policies
* Professional memberships
* Health club/country club memberships
* Bonus/Raise policies
* Vacation time
* Paid holidays
* Sick/Personal days
* Work hours, including flex-time
* Telecommuting options
* Tuition reimbursement
* Profit sharing
* Employee stock ownership plan (ESOP)
* Employee Assistance Program
* Parking, commuting, expense reimbursement

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Rowland 17th April 2010 01:46 PM

i have 3 years experience in .Net field so please
help for finding a new job

shyam 24th May 2010 01:11 PM


you can mention more details like from which location you are looking out for job change.


Originally Posted by Rowland (Post 217673)
i have 3 years experience in .Net field so please
help for finding a new job

gpt232 11th February 2012 01:49 AM

You should also compare the in hand salary, holidays and job profile and select the best one.

Techbee 21st April 2014 04:32 PM

Its really helpful for us

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