A simple exercise to help you find your ideal job

Fielding multiple job offers and having a hard time picking between them?

The role-fit prioritization exercise can help. It’s a simple way to evaluate opportunities both qualitatively and quantitatively.

I’ve found it helpful because it helps separate what I think I want versus what I actually want. Hopefully, it can do the same for you!

  1. Write down 10 criteria that are a must-have in your next role or company (idea, impact, salary, team, etc). Write down a qualitative description of your perfect opportunity as well.
  2. Complete the exercise the next day without looking at the older list.
  3. Do it 10 days in a row.
  4. Take your final list on the 10th day and cut it down to 5.
  5. Put those 5 criteria in a rubric and rank each company or role across those metrics.
  6. Write a narrative around each role or company and see how well it compares to your ideal opportunity.