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Monday, October 3, 2016

The Practical Guide to Compare Between Two Jobs



Spoilt for choice - This idiom pops in our minds when we have to choose. We want to choose the best. And the dilemma keeps us on the edge. Though, on the onset having two offers looks tempting, but it comes with confusion. I know from experience that it is a taxing situation. We have to weigh in a lot of factors and arrive at a rational decision or else, we have to bear the consequence of being stuck in a wrong position. Sometimes, one offer is better on the surface and other has things we have been craving for in our professional life. If you are in a fix, make a pro-con list and consider the following factors -

Compare Take Home Monthly Salary


We learned this from experience. Don’t look at the pay package. Break all the components and put it under the microscope. When my husband changed his job for the first time after marriage, in the lure of moving to North India, we didn’t pay attention to the take-home salary. His company made a big contribution to PPF and the same amount was deducted from our side. Result - the monthly salary was less than what we expected. It impacted our budget as we were paying our Home Loan Instalment. Before accepting a job offer, ask for all the deductions from HR. It will give a clear picture and will make comparison easy.


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24 comments:

  1. Nice list Saru. Recently was in a similar situation. Ended up choosing one in which work seemed to be more innovative and creative, even though pay was far less.

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    1. We chose growth over paycheck. Sounds right to me. Congratulations and good luck for the future :)

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  2. That was indeed informative, though I hardly change but my husband do keep looking for better opportunities. You have mentioned almost all the points he does consider before changing.

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    1. He is like Alok then. Good to know that we are on the same page when it comes to crucial career decision.

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  3. Very Valid Points Saru...took me back to work days where we waited for the offer and do the apple to apple comparisons. Wish to resume soon..Your article kind of lured me to get back :)

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    1. Good to know that we think alike. Good luck on the job front, Roma.

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  4. Informative, in fact the list is quite good! I for one would love a job that give freedom (in every sense) ..which is not possible with a boss...Menaka Bharathi has recently published http://simpleindianmom.in/simple-indian-moms-focus-chandni-moudgil-blogging-beyond

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    1. True, freedom is very important in every aspect of life.

      Thanks for reading, Menaka.

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  5. That's a practical and highly useful post for those who are looking for a change in job. Thanks Saru Ji.

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  6. Very practical and useful content. We are routinely asked this question from young students. Not exactly job, but institutes for PhD, postdoc etc. They have multiple offers and need to choose one. The criteria of selection would not be very different from your subject.

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    1. True, comparison is relative to subject.

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  7. I will make sure to remember the points .. :)

    Bikram's

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  8. its to late visit ur blog very Informative useful post

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