The Job Indecision Calculator

How to Calculate Which Job Offer is Right for Your Career Goals and Lifestyle

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The Ultimate guide to deciding

What Matters to You

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Sometimes we rush to accept a job because it follows a standard path that others have laid out. We think "standard" is good for the resume, but we might lose sight of our goals.

Eliminate any

We don't always think logically before making big decisions. Our variables change as our values change, and that can lead to uncertainty. So stop agonizing and start taking control.

Optimize for your happiness

We can feel lost with a job offer in front of us when we don't have a way to rank and weigh what matters for our career and lifestyle goals. Know the value of each opportunity.

Maximize your opportunity

Know what the true opportunity cost is for a given role. Get a better understanding of what you could be gaining, and more importantly, what you could be giving up.

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  • Lifetime access to The Job Indecision Calculator

  • All the career guidance learnings from the free tier

  • 50+ inputs you should be considering with any job

  • 3 example scenarios from different phases in my life

  • All future tool updates

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  • Access to the Avoiding Career Lateral Movement course. A course that will help you design your resilient career

  • Recorded videos that take you through my career playbook and how I leveraged this tool to always land up

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Get FREE guidance where you'll learn:

  • How to identify what you value in a job outside of pure compensation and benefits.

  • How to be intentional while also still listening to your intuition

  • How to use questions with yourself to focus on what you want

Who Am I?

I'm Mike Privette ๐Ÿ‘‹

My Career Path (so far)

๐ŸŽฏ Associate IT Consultant at Public Accounting Firm

๐ŸŽฏ Third-Party Security Assessor at Very Large Bank


๐ŸŽฏ Security Engineer at Regional Bank

๐ŸŽฏ Lead Security Engineer at Regional Bank

๐ŸŽฏ Security Engineering Manager at Online Bank

๐ŸŽฏ Director of Security Engineering at Very Large Insurance Company

๐ŸŽฏ Head of Data Protection & Cloud Security at Large Bank

๐ŸŽฏ Divisional Chief Information Security Officer (CISO) at Very Large Bank

๐ŸŽฏ Started my Own Security Consulting Business

๐ŸŽฏ CISO-in-Residence at Fintech Accelerator

๐ŸŽฏ Security Advisor for Large Private Equity Firm

๐ŸŒŸ My Company Acquired / CISO of Venture Capital Firm

I made this tool to solve my problem.

In 2011, I applied to two different jobs in two different cities doing two different things. To my surprise, I got job offers from both companies. Both jobs were paying roughly the same, so I couldn't think only about money. It was a great problem to have, but the jobs would have taken me in very different career directions.

I needed a way to understand and focus on what was important to me outside of compensation. This is when I made this calculator and used decision sciences principles to help me find the right path.

This calculator helped me move with confidence every step of the way, and it can help you too!

Why You Should Get This Right Now


Instant access to 50+ effective inputs and best practices

The choice is yoursโ€”you can spend hours or days agonizing over these decisions, or you can access 50+ insights instantly and move quickly. Time is money.


Free updates on all new inputs and strategies

Stay updated with new strategies as they become available. I'll keep you posted. It's free forever.


Analytical people like this

If you like to approach big decisions methodically and logically, this tool is for you. It is rooted in decision science principles.


Better decisions and outcomes

This is for someone who likes to prepare. I'm confident there is something in here for you, and if there isn't, you'll get your money back.

"The Job Indecision calculator was perfect for me when wrestling with a difficult "stay or go" choice I needed to make recently. The ease of use, the robustness of the methodology, and clear results were all awesome, but the most helpful part was the structure and organization this tool brought to a complex decision."

> Jonathan

"If youโ€™re having trouble deciding between two job offers, this calculator is your answer. Itโ€™s well thought out and provides a systematic approach to determine which offer is most aligned with your values and career goals."

> Wesley

๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿฝ Invest in Your Future Self ๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿฝ

The Job Indecision Calculator

Your inputs, life circumstances, and career goals will all help you calculate the right path using math and decision sciences principles.

โœ… Get access immediately

โœ… 50+ inputs and growing!

โœ… Filter by your lifestyle and career goals

โœ… Lifetime updates

Frequently Asked Questions

What is it?

This is lifetime access to a Google Sheet template calculator.

Who is this for?

This is for someone who likes to prepare. I'm confident there is something in here for you, and if there isn't, you'll get your money back.

How does it work?

The sheet is one part analysis and one part career coach.

It uses numbers to help you prioritize what you value based on your phase of life, career goals, and lifestyle.

When do I use it?

Use it to compare your current job against another job offer.

Use it throughout the interview process so you don't skip talking about anything that's important to you.

Use it on your current job to see if the job you have aligns with your career goals and lifestyle (and if you should start looking ๐Ÿ‘€)

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