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Opportunity & Toolkit

Enhances your toolkit
Offers challenges, opportunities to learn
Gives access to good mentors & a network
Opens new avenues in the future
Novelty: new domain / technology / vertical / market
Title: org hierarchy position, competition
Role: Influence v/s Authority, Leadership
* Opt for a rationalized, industry-wide title
* Novelty alone shouldn’t be a driver
* Don’t overrate future prospects when starting your career
810778
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Goals & Passion
Makes best use of your passion
Gets you a step closer to a future goal
Aligns with personal interests (travel, people, wealth)
Gives a meaning, purpose to your life
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Risks
Leaving your comfort zone?
Chances of failing in the new role?
Relocating to a new country/city?
Could this be short-term? Changing jobs too often?
Is your gut sounding an alarm?
* Answering No means low risk, high score
** Taking no action also has its own risk
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Salary
Fixed & Variable pay
Salary components, Tax benefits
Annual Bonus, Profit-sharing
Take-home salary, savings
Eligibility for next appraisal cycle
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Benefits
Vacation/travel allowance
Reimbursements: telecom, fuel, gym, etc.
Insurance & Medical coverage for self/family
Loans, Child care/education, Discounts, etc.
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Culture
Does the organization value people?
Hires for the long-run, recognizes & invests in people
Promotes education, training, conferences
Fits your personality, aligns with your values
Organization vision, mission, values, ethics
109985
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Work-Life Balance
Work hours, timezone, daily commute
Flexible hours, working remotely
Away from home: travel, relocation
Work pressure, Time-off
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Industry & Brand
Positive outlook for the market/sector
Dynamic, recognized brand, leader / growing market share
Stability, Risk, Recession sensitive, layoffs
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