As you embark on your career search, it is important to take into account the size of the organization that you will consider for employment. Although factors like location, scope of duties and compensation are vital, the size of the organization can heavily impact your experience and ultimate longevity at said company. Let's examine the benefits of working for small companoes, wiht the goal of determining which company size is best for you.
1. You can move up quickly. A small team means you will have fewer peers vying for the same managment positions. Prove yourself, and you'll quickly earn more responsiblities.
2. You can wear many hats. A small business stays aflot by puttinh togther hard-working teams of people who aren't afraid to roll up their sleeves. Instead of delegating tasks, you'll figure out hoe to get them done- and learn a lot in the process.
3. You'll get closer to the misssion. It's usually easier to get a real sense of what a small business does and how each employee impacts the work. There's less corporate jargon blurring what people can actually do.
4. You'll work more closely wiht senior leaders. Instead of seeing your boss's boss once a year, you'll likely work in the same office.
5. Speaking of bosses, you'll have far fewer of them. Te org-chart tends to be much flatter at small businesses.
6. You'll experience a lot of camaraderie. If you like getting to know the people you work with, you're in luck- you'll spend a lot of time working directly with them.
7. You'll forge a close relationship with your manager. A smaller staff size affords managers and employees the chance to bond more easily. As a result, even if you move on from the company, your manager will be able to write a referral that really speaks to who you are, not just what you do.
8. You'll learn about sales. Without a huge sales department, you'll get the chance to understand the company's core value proposition, and maybe even make a pitch to potential customers.
9. You can move wuickly on your ideas. If you have a proposal, you can try it out quickly without a lot of red tape.
10. You can experiment. You'll have plenty of chances to test new ideas- and you'll be encouraged to do so.
11. Your owners will make decision wiht you in mind, (and not always the bottom line). Small, privately owned businesses have much more freedom to take creative risks, let strategies play out and listen closely to its lower-level staffers.
12. There's a relaxed dress code. Small businesses often are often more flexible about allowing casual wear in the office.
13. You'll enjoy greater flexibility. Small companies are less tied to policy and precedent than big conglomerates, so they can be more flexible with remote work and in general.
Although, large companies with strong name recognition are attractive to job seekers, it is important to remember the benefits of working for a small sized organization.