Why choose a startup early in your career
Mariel Rubinstein, a graduate from the University of Liverpool, shares her reasons & opt to work in the startup world . Find Mariel on LinkedIn here.
There’s a certain kind of pressure that once you’ve graduated from university you should know exactly what kind of job role is your cup of tea. In reality, unless you’ve trained for years to be a doctor, lawyer, or teacher, it can be difficult to know what job is right for you until you start doing it. If you find yourself in this position, it can be easy to feel worried, but it’s not as bad as you might think.
The world of start-ups is waiting for you, and it’s pretty exciting. From fast-tracked professional development and great company culture, here are the reasons graduates should consider working in a startup
Develop new skills
Let’s face it, money doesn’t always come flooding in at start-ups, but this is an opportunity to develop your skills. You’ll be able to work on a range of tasks and gain a wealth of experience. Plus, doing different things keeps it interesting!
Get tons of exposure to new ideas and ways of working
When start-ups are looking to grow, they experiment by trying out crazy ideas and exploring different original strategies. Being amongst this means you’ll be exposed to lots of new ways of working. It’s a fun environment to be met with every day and it’ll also make it easier to figure out what you’re really passionate about.
Work closely with an experienced team
Start-ups generally have pretty small teams. Some can be put off by this, but it’s actually exactly what you want if you’re not dead-set on a particular job role.
If you were to work in marketing for a big company, typically you’ll only be surrounded by your marketing team day-to-day. Now that’s great if you’re obsessed with marketing and only marketing, but if you want to explore other roles, it can be quite restricting.
Working in a start-up means you’ll be closely involved with the other ‘departments’, as a department could mean just a few people instead of a few hundred people. This means you’ll regularly be able to see how other job roles function within the company.
Set up your work values for the rest of your career
As we mentioned above, working for a start-up means your part of a small team. This also means you are an important member of that team. Being part of a close-knit company is empowering. It gives you the authority to make decisions when you need to, and will only offers you loads of opportunities.
Working on something your whole team genuinely cares about is a really nice feeling. It will help you develop a passionate work ethic which you can take with you throughout your career.
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