Keep in mind people have different lists, not simply different rankings. My complete list is:
1. Ethical company and people 2. Smart people 3. How it will help advance my career 4. Good opportunities for being challenged and my own learning and development 5. Corporate culture 6. Compensation (salary, options, benefits, etc.) 7. Location 8. Amount of travel
You'll notice for example that I don't care about job security, or what the company actually produces, or being able to work from home (and onsite has no meaning in the US).
Mark Herschberg, author of The Career Toolkit
1 values - respect, honesty, openness etc. 2 collaborative company culture 4 consideration of work-life-balance 3 room for personal growth 5 appreciation for my talents and skills 6 interesting and challenging work 7 being part of a team 8 not too much travel 9 appropriate compensation [ May 11, 2008: Message edited by: Ilja Preuss ]
The soul is dyed the color of its thoughts. Think only on those things that are in line with your principles and can bear the light of day. The content of your character is your choice. Day by day, what you do is who you become. Your integrity is your destiny - it is the light that guides your way. - Heraclitus