Salary and Package Preferences Exercise 2.7
 

Must Have

Should Have

Could Have

Don't Need

1.   Base Salary Stock options
2.   Long-term disability insurance
3.   Vacations, free travel for spouse
4.   Continued benefits after termination
5.   Group auto insurance
6.   Matching investment programs
7.   Annual physical exam
8.   be Pension plan
9.   Deferred Compensation
10.   Financial planning assistance
11.   Overseas travel
12.   CPA and tax assistance
13.   Medical Insurance
14.   Install appliances/drapes/carpets
15.   Short-term loans
16.   Continuing education
17.   Consumer product discounts
18.   Severance pay
19.   Athletic club membership
20.   Country club membership
21.   Luncheon club membership
22.   Legal assistance
23.   Outplacement
24.   Shipping of boats and pets
25.   Life Insurance
26.   Mortgage prepayment penalty
27.   Closing costs, bridge loan
28.   Lodging fees while between homes
29.   Installation
30.   Sales Commission
31.   Bonus
32.   Profit Sharing
33.   Expense Accounts
34.   Company car or car allowance
35.   Use of vehicle in off/after hours
36.   Company sponsored vanpool
37.   AD&D Insurance
38.   Real estate brokerage fee
39.   House hunting trips
40.   Moving expense
41.   Mortgage rate differential
42.   Early stock option vesting
43.   Company purchase of your home


Rank your Must Have and Should Have salary and package preferences in order of importance to you.

Must Have
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Should Have
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Let your significant other complete this exercise also. Spend the next day or two discussing the items and why you ranked them the way each of you did.

The results of this exercise and discussions with your significant other will form a foundation of healthy understanding of your common goals and make the evaluation of your next job offer easier.

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