The new talk of the town these days have been “start-ups”. A plethora of companies are coming up with an aim to imitate the success gained by Facebook, WhatApp, Twitter etc. Apart from new college pass outs; start-ups appeal to people working in large MNCs for several reasons including flexibility and unique growth opportunities. Some are of the opinion that working in a large-scale organization does not give them enough freedom to put forth their views or ideas.
In lights of such a situation, working at a start-up poses to be an attractive prospect. Being a part of the start-up allows a person to make their own mark, undergo a broader learning experience and express ideas. Having started my career with a start-up, here is a list of a few reasons why you should consider joining a start-up as a part of your next career move:
High career growth opportunities:
Of course this is the most obvious reason why most of us opt to join a start-up. For a freshman just out of college start-ups provides an opportunity to step-up and lead, while accelerating career growth simultaneously. Additionally, as the company grows the scope of responsibility and experience increases too. You grow with the company.
Working hours are flexible; but that doesn’t imply it’s easier. You as an individual should exhibit the ability to flow with the changes as needed by the business when essential that may include working at odd hours when required. Several start-ups allow their employees to work-from home or have flexible schedules. This primarily appeals to individuals who seek work-life balance. The first few years are considerably difficult; however once the business is set and you get resources to handle your workload, you have the prospect of working at flexible hours.
Start-ups satiate your need to learn, it give you a holistic view of how things work in an organization. As several start-ups comprise small teams, limited number of employees you get an opportunity to learn a variety of skills. Also there exists a significant amount of camaraderie amongst the colleagues, making it to be a healthy work environment.
A new company essentially relies on the talent of each employee, and therefore you are at an advantage of being given a responsibility of working on a client project. Start-ups give you this excellent opportunity of taking on responsibilities and be accountable for meeting timelines, which allows you to be more creative, versatile, confident and productive.