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Company ComparisonsI am trying to decide between leaving my current company for another or between multiple offers, I find it super helpful to use an Excel sheet to help me decide. An example is below.
- Avoid emotions in the decision. Some times we get blinded by one aspect of a company or get really attached to our current company possibly leading to a bad decision.
- Focus on what aspects are most important to you and is the most beneficial for your career.
- Collect your thoughts on questions to ask later. If you figure out what is going to impact your decision, you can be sure to ask specific questions to adequately rank/score the company.
How to use this?
- Determine key aspects that you are looking for your career move. Make it your own!
- Order/Rank the aspects to determine the weight for each aspect. Compensation might weigh more than free snacks for instance.
- Rank each company based on the aspect from 1 to N for the number of companies comparing
- Find the score for each company by adding together the product of each company's rank and the aspect's weight.
- See which company scored the highest!