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Good day dear colleagues,

What are the main selection criteria in choosing between 3 different job positions ?
I.e. I have identified Salary, Work Environment, Power & Authority, Network, Level of Exposure, Benefits and Office Politics

I would be grateful if you share your opinion
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Don't forget the amount of stress each position could create. Look at stress from three dimensions: relational (with spouse, partner, children, etc.) personal (unhealthy lifestyle), and work (tight deadlines, quality of work, etc.). You could have a great paying, prestigious job that is highly stressful. See more in my article http://www.projectmanagementadvisor.com/bl...decision-making
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2 replies by Adnan Shareef and Muthukrishnan Ramakrishnan
Jul 03, 2019 10:26 AM
Adnan Shareef
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That's a very helpful article Lonnie.
I was considering stress factor as "Workload", but you shed some light on the details.

Definitely gonna include it & recalculate the score.
Jul 08, 2019 2:01 AM
Muthukrishnan Ramakrishnan
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well put
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In general, the answer varies according to your priorities, Your current situation, your goals and your future plans.


Selection criteria might contain :
1) Salary
2) other perks and benefits
3) Timing
4) The role itself
5) Career Path
6) Savings and Expenses (if all positions are in jeddah or no. Jeddah is often more expensive than some other cities)

Regards
Salem
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1 reply by Adnan Shareef
Jul 03, 2019 10:24 AM
Adnan Shareef
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Very good points Salem.

I'm covering most of them. but what do you mean by "Timing" factor ?
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Now that you have your criteria, you need to set a weight for each criterion. Compare each criterion against each other to come up with a ponderation.

For example, you decide that benefits are more important than salary, but less important than office politics.

You assess each criterion for each position. Multiply each criterion by its weight to get the weighted assessment. Then sum each position's weighted assessments. The position with the highest score is the winner.
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1 reply by Adnan Shareef
Jul 03, 2019 10:21 AM
Adnan Shareef
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Thank you Stephane.

Done that already. Criteria where weighted, scores for each criteria was distributed, total score was calculated.

I just want to make sure that I'm not missing any important criteria.
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The key to decide is Masslow pyramid. Depending where you are it will impact your decision.
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2 replies by Adnan Shareef and Conor Allen
Jul 03, 2019 10:22 AM
Adnan Shareef
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That's a very good suggestion Sergio.
I'm in the "Esteem" phase, and considering this in my decision.
Jul 17, 2019 4:52 PM
Conor Allen
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I completely agree!
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Jul 03, 2019 9:41 AM
Replying to Stéphane Parent
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Now that you have your criteria, you need to set a weight for each criterion. Compare each criterion against each other to come up with a ponderation.

For example, you decide that benefits are more important than salary, but less important than office politics.

You assess each criterion for each position. Multiply each criterion by its weight to get the weighted assessment. Then sum each position's weighted assessments. The position with the highest score is the winner.
Thank you Stephane.

Done that already. Criteria where weighted, scores for each criteria was distributed, total score was calculated.

I just want to make sure that I'm not missing any important criteria.
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1 reply by Stéphane Parent
Jul 03, 2019 1:29 PM
Stéphane Parent
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How about learning and growth?
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Jul 03, 2019 9:49 AM
Replying to Sergio Luis Conte
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The key to decide is Masslow pyramid. Depending where you are it will impact your decision.
That's a very good suggestion Sergio.
I'm in the "Esteem" phase, and considering this in my decision.
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1 reply by Sergio Luis Conte
Jul 03, 2019 10:47 AM
Sergio Luis Conte
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Well, in this case, you have to have a talk with your ego. Is one of the more dangerous steps due some people could take advantage of some characteristics of people that are in self-steem phase.
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Jul 03, 2019 7:37 AM
Replying to Salem M. Alanzi
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In general, the answer varies according to your priorities, Your current situation, your goals and your future plans.


Selection criteria might contain :
1) Salary
2) other perks and benefits
3) Timing
4) The role itself
5) Career Path
6) Savings and Expenses (if all positions are in jeddah or no. Jeddah is often more expensive than some other cities)

Regards
Salem
Very good points Salem.

I'm covering most of them. but what do you mean by "Timing" factor ?
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Hello Adnan: Love what my colleagues have already offered. Perhaps add flexibility in hours or ability to work remotely? Travel expectations?
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1 reply by Adnan Shareef
Jul 03, 2019 10:32 AM
Adnan Shareef
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Great suggestions LORI.

I have "Flexibility" factor already. Will add "Travel Expectations"
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Jul 01, 2019 5:42 PM
Replying to Lonnie Pacelli
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Don't forget the amount of stress each position could create. Look at stress from three dimensions: relational (with spouse, partner, children, etc.) personal (unhealthy lifestyle), and work (tight deadlines, quality of work, etc.). You could have a great paying, prestigious job that is highly stressful. See more in my article http://www.projectmanagementadvisor.com/bl...decision-making
That's a very helpful article Lonnie.
I was considering stress factor as "Workload", but you shed some light on the details.

Definitely gonna include it & recalculate the score.
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Jul 03, 2019 10:26 AM
Replying to LORI WILSON
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Hello Adnan: Love what my colleagues have already offered. Perhaps add flexibility in hours or ability to work remotely? Travel expectations?
Great suggestions LORI.

I have "Flexibility" factor already. Will add "Travel Expectations"
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