Years ago I conceptualized a tool that would allow us to compare job offers or opportunities, side-by-side. This week we released what I’ll call version 0.9. That is, it’s almost ready to be version 1 of awesome – we already have a list of features for version 2). To get an early look at this, go to one of your Job Detail Pages and click on the Compare button towards the top-right:
In the next interface you add other jobs you want to compare against this job. You can see I’ve added two additional jobs, and in the box I simply start typing the title and I’ll have a list of other jobs to choose from:
From that last screen I click on the blue Compare Jobs button, and I come to this page… you can see each of the three jobs I’ve chosen across the top, with a number (which is a comparison score). Along the left are the criteria I think are important to compare against:
I’m a lot more interested in just the four things showing, so I click the settings button… the one in the middle of the three buttons on the right, and get this dropdown:
From there, I can easily add or remove critieria that I want to see on my comparison page. For me, the most important things to compare include salary (as ONE component of compensation), strength of health benefits, 401k match, opportunity for growth, strength of company in the industry, opportunity the company has to grow, the team I’d work with, etc. To see those fields you have to put them in at least one Job record as custom fields. We’re working on making it easier to do that from this interface (then we’ll be in Version 1.0!). For now, you can simply check or uncheck the fields you want to show along the left (and, go into a Job and add any other custom fields, which will then show up in this dropdown).
In the screen above you can also see the three boxes with “10” in them… this allows you to weigh critieria differently. For example, if the commute time is more really important to you you will weigh that heavier than something else.
The reason we built this is because choosing jobs just based on salary is flawed. Salary is one part of the picture, but it should not be the only thing you consider.
Have ideas or requests? Shoot them to me at Jason@JibberJobber.com. We’re working on making this better right now, and are anxious to hear what you think!