Believe it or not but finding a job after you complete your education is a daunting task. While your first instinct might be to shoot for the stars and try to get a big job at a well-known company, more opportunities now exist in the niche culture of startups.
With more opportunities and a potluck of benefits, the Millennials need to be aware of the advantages of working at a startup company.
Work with young peopleFor starters, you’ll work with a lot of young people. You won’t be looked down on as a young millennial that doesn’t know what they’re doing. Most of the people with “seniority” in the company will be only a few years older than you. You’ll need to learn to balance work life and friendships with your co-workers because you’ll actually like the people you work with.
Growth opportunitiesStartups are always hiring. Even if they’re not hiring for the department you want to work in, you have a good chance of getting your foot in the door. Similarly, there are a lot of growth opportunities since the company will be moving quickly. If you work hard, show your value and loyalty, you’re going to have more responsibilities and earn a better position.
Valuable experienceThus, the most important reason for why you should work at a startup is the amount of experience and new skills you will gain. You will do a lot of networking, both within and outside your company. You might wear a lot of different hats in the company but you’ll love it because there will always be something exciting happening.
It might feel really busy and a little crazy, but it’s amazing to see how much the company will change in just a few months. And you’ll really feel like you’re contributing to that. Working at a startup gives you the opportunity to experience multiple areas of interest to help you develop in the right direction.
This article was first published on Monster.com.