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HBR Guides to Managing Your Career Collection (6 Books) by Harvard Business Review

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CHAPTER 15

A Scorecard to Help You Compare Two Jobs

by Allison Rimm

You have a big career decision to make. Maybe you’ve been offered an exciting new opportunity on the other side of the country. Or maybe you’ve been unhappy in your job and need a change but haven’t been able to find inspiring alternatives.

Several of the professionals I’ve coached share a common struggle: how to make major decisions that balance career growth with satisfaction in other domains of their lives. While it’s often easy to see the impact a certain choice will have on objective criteria such as duties, position, prestige, salary, and opportunities for advancement, evaluating the “softer” considerations is tougher. But things like cultural fit, the quality of interactions ...

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