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10 reasons why you should work in a start-up at least once in your life

10 reasons why you should work in a start-up at least once in your life

Sat Oct 10, 2015


It is, no doubt, a great opportunity to be placed in a reputed corporate job, but what no one tells you about corporate jobs is that they are uncomfortably quiet and have a restrictive scope of work. Moreover, if you a clumsy night owl, showing up at work at 9 AM in shiny formals is next to impossible. So if any of these problems bother you as well, maybe you should consider working for a startup. Here are a few reasons why you must work in a startup at least once in your life: 

- Great responsibility, greater opportunities 

With great power comes great responsibility, and with great responsibility comes great opportunities. As there are lesser people in a startup, there are greater responsibilities on each one of them, and while you might have to work really hard, the result will totally be worth it. 

- No office politics 

One of the biggest problems in the corporate world is the office politics. It is a waste of time and energy; not to forget various instances when the credit is taken away from those who deserve it. However, you'll encounter no such problem in a startup, for everyone knows each other's work. 

- Wider spectrum of work 

Again, since there are lesser people, there are no specific departments of work. Anybody could be doing any job. There is a large variety of things that go into building an enterprise, and you could be a part of any of those and learn a lot more than you would in a corporate job 

- Learn resource management 

Since there is so much work to be done, chances are that you wouldn't have enough funds to be extravagant with your resources. There is a possibility that an employee would end up washing the dishes and there wouldn't be a proper place to have your lunch in, but this frugality will teach you to adjust and build stronger bonds with your colleagues. 

- Trustworthy colleagues 

Speaking of colleagues, one of the many good things about being in a startup is that you tend to build a very strong bond with your colleagues. While co-workers at a corporate job tend to be competitive and self-centered, people at a startup spend more time together and because they are less in number, form closer bonds. 

- Faster growth 

Startups might not pay you well initially, but there is a lot of scope for growth. There is obviously a risk involved regarding whether the startup will work well or not, but that can be overcome by sheer hard work. Once your startup begins to do well, sky is the limit. 

- Exponential increase in confidence 

As you learn so much by being a part of an entrepreneurial venture, it adds to your confidence and capability like nothing else. You are not only skilled at own your job, but you now know how everything else works as well. Earlier you would have just known how the cog in a machine moves, but now, you know the working of the entire machine. 

- No unnecessary rules 

Like mentioned above, you could be a night owl, a messy slob or someone who likes to work with loud music on. Startups have no problems with such things, as long as you can deliver what is expected of you. 

- Increased passion for your work 

The more you learn, the more you grow, and the more passionate you become. When you work for a startup, you get attached to your job. The more passionate you become about your work, the more is your ability to do your job well and utilize your potential. 

- Learning from the best 

When you work closely with entrepreneurs, you learn a lot more than just the technical aspect of your own job. You learn how to solve problems using an innovative approach and to believe in your dreams, no matter what. Working with such professionals contributes infinitely to your growth both professionally and personally.