Decision Analysis Applied to Job Selection

Discovery Resource # ST-07
Resource Topic: Job Selection
Planning Tools: Survival Tool
Career Phase: Evaluate & Decide
Description: Choose wisely
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When we face a difficult decision with important ramifications for our life, it is key to have a solid understanding of our objectives and values. Our objectives and values are the very items that are important to us, such as spending time with family and friends or having a rewarding career.

Without a deep understanding of these, making a hard decision is fraught with anxiety and confusion as we do not have a basis to choose one option over another; with a deep understanding, making a hard decision is empowering and fulfilling.
  • Assess you and your family‚Äôs values and objectives.
  • Establish metrics that measure how well each job offer meets your priorities.
  • Use decision analysis tools to analyze various components and elements of the compensation package, work environment, culture, leadership, etc. to determine which opportunities best align with your own vision, mission, and priorities.