Tuesday, June 18, 2013

Have you done a 10-10-10 analysis?

Anita Bruzzese, Gannett, had some sort of interesting ways of assessing a job offer. She quotes Dan Heath, who with his brother Chip, wrote Decisive: How to Make Better Choices in Life and Work.

In looking at a job offer--or any decision--think how you would advise a friend who is not you.

You need to know what the walk-away point is--the deal breaker.

Heath recommends a 10-10-10 analysis. How would you feel about taking the job in 10 minutes? In ten months? In ten years? No one will have the perfect thing they will love in 10 years--so just try it out.

There is also the vanishing options test--if you don't take this job, where does it leave you?

Or you could dip your toe in--maybe volunteer in the field to see how you feel about it.

Look for  multiple jobs at one time--I call this working with a net.

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