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Choosing a better job

There are many factors to be taken into account when moving to a new job such as;

  • Salary
  • Commuting
  • Superannuation
  • Hours worked
  • Working environment
  • Career prospects
  • Do you enjoy the work you do?
  • Will you be trusted, valued and challenged?
  • Does the new employer’s values align with yours?
  • Does the new employer offer a good work-life balance?
Calculate the numbers
Most people focus on the money and even this can be misleading. As the calculator shows if the new job pays more but demands longer working hours or working more days then the extra pay can be quickly eroded.
For example, the benefit of increasing your salary from $70,000 to $90,000 can be erased simply by working 2 extra hours a day. These two also impinge on your work/life balance by intruding on time you would have otherwise spent with friends and family.