You’ve considered a move into the world of startups but it can often be difficult to understand what working for a startup really entails. When people think about startups it’s usually in relation to the perks: the table tennis tournaments, the free alcohol or crazy team building activities. It’s one of the bonuses of working for startups but regardless of the company, startups can be very hard work and there’s no where to hide when it comes to working hard. In fact, 23% of startups fail due to poor recruitment decisions. That’s why it’s paramount that you pick a startup that fits your interests and personality.
There are a few factors that can mean you hit a bit of a roadblock after graduation. The sudden lack of structure and deadlines combined with career pressure either from family or your own motivation to do well can start to have a negative effect on your mental health.
Starting a graduate job is often a shock to the system. After years of living via your own personal body clock and using the library from midday until 2am simply because it suits your mood, strict working hours can make productivity feel elusive.
You will no doubt have heard about the traditional way to score yourself a graduate job. Smarten up your CV, send it out to advertised posts either online or in person, and then sit tight and wait for a response.
As the world becomes aware of the increasing dangers of traditional corporate office culture you might want to think of ways to set the benchmark for your startup that goes above and beyond in encouraging healthy employees