Everything finished up on Thursday. Slept in on Friday and got a 91 sleep score on my FitBit. Always happy when I score an A in sleep.
This morning, I got an email from the HR manager who has been overseeing my candidacy with one company. He said they were going to “move forward” and a formal offer would be made within a couple of days. And then he asked me how much I was looking for in compensation (though I had filled that out on the application form). I had filled that out as one of the earlier forms in this round and subsequent companies have suggested that an offer, if made, would come in above that, so I gave an upward revised figure at where other offers were likely to come in.
One thing I’m trying to be is transparent with these companies while maintaining necessary confidentiality. As far as I can tell, I’ll be able to get a compensation number that makes me happy without playing games and without trying to make a bidding war happen. Furthermore, in the system I’ll detail below, comp and benefits together make up 20% of the decision weighting.
If more than one offer comes in, I’ve decided to use a scoring system.
- How excited am I about the product/service?: 1 to 10 pts
- How excited am I about the role and responsibilities/level?: 1 to 20 pts
- How much rapport did I find with the interviewers?: 1 to 10 pts
- What is the compensation offer?: 1 to 5 pts
- How good are the benefits?: 1 to 5 pts
I can score 2 on #1 right now.
I can score 0 on #2 right now.
I can score 2 on #3 right now.
I can score 0 on #4 right now.
I believe I can score 2-3 on #5 right now.
There’s no clear leader because 50% is based on #s 2 and 4, which none have brought into full focus yet. And on the other 50%, I can only really score half of them.
So, what do you think of my weighting? Would you weight things differently?