To illustrate the benefits of starting your career in a start-up, over an MNC I would like to bring you to a scenario where, you are cooking under guidance of a renowned chef, no doubt you are learning all the recipe, that would make a mouth watering dish; but you will not be the one, who can severally render ingredients, aroma, taste, garnishment, spices, & health benefits into dish.
This is about working with the start-up, you will be given exposure to render your own ideas, & gradually become utterly experienced about what you cook!! (i.e. your projects)
Be it sheer value of experience gained from having real responsibilities, the chance to work in different roles within one company or the informal culture, start-up internships have become a big lure for prospective interns.
Following are things you must know about start-ups –
1. You will be given responsibilities.
What would you prefer, taking lead in a small project or being small part of big project? Well if you strive for greater degree of expertise, command, you should go with first option, taking direct responsibilities & you will be able to overcome fear of failure.
2. Interactive office environment.
People in a start-up are in an initial phase of their career, who are on verge of expertise, this creates a more transparent, interactive environment for you. Start-ups offers you, flexible workload, you don’t have to worry much about corporate etiquettes.
3. You will be heard.
Even if you are an infant to this industry, you will be heard. People in start-ups looks for innovative ideas. Isn’t it what make you hop at a start-up?
4. Almost all aspects of company are transparent to you.
While in official lunch or informal coffee breaks, in general chit chats you will get to know about various aspects of company, you can fathom how company runs, which will make you choose your career path easily in future.
5. If you are a part of start-up, you can possibly reckon that your career growth is in parallel with the company.
In start-ups, you are major part of it, you collectively happen to be backbone of company’s growth. So in start-ups your growth is their main objective too.
6. You can possibly be reckoned for some potent post in your company.
Imagine being the Editor-in-Chief, or Marketing Manager, or Social Media Executive of your company. How cool is that! You will be surprised by the sense of purpose it invokes in you.
7. You will build a good network.
True that only a handful of startups go on to make big, but if they do, imagine the network that opens up for you. You would have worked there when the total numbers of employees were less than 30 or 50 or so. Even if they don’t make it big, your colleagues can become great friends, mentors or even prospective investors in your own start-up!
8. You will find inspirational & motivational colleagues.
Your colleagues will be your inspirational partners, at times will be your mentors too, as you had more chances to interact with them, & associate in a fruitful manner.
9. You will have self evaluation & clearer career objectives after working in a start-up.
It will be easy to determine for you, which path you should chase in order to start your corporate journey, or to establish your own start-up.