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A question I am often asked by new graduates (and even mid-level executives) regarding a job offer usually revolves around the expected paycheque. This is all the information they provide and expect profound advice on whether or not they should take it. However, if this is all you are taking into account when considering which company to join, then you have a very narrow view of things.
Now, you might think that a ‘broader view’ is one where you monetise all the perquisites and benefits and then make a comparison. Well, that still will not give you a complete picture. Then what should you be looking at?
First, an illustration to help us. If pay is the ‘largest room’ in the house, then the other rooms tend to be very small. Translation: many companies balance pay with a host of other opportunities (the Employee Value Proposition) that frankly, money cannot buy. Continue reading