Over the course of the last decade, companies of all shapes and sizes have focused increasingly on corporate social responsibility. In fact of the
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"If you want to understand how a business works, go work for a startup. You'll get insight into every area of a business and get a better understanding of what you enjoy and what you don't." – Bruce Walker, Managing Director at FutureX.
As a Key Account Manager at Give A Grad A Go, I spend a lot of time speaking to candidates about the kind of environment they want to work in. I know that deciding whether to work at a large corporate or a startup can be difficult, and especially as a new graduate it can be tricky to determine which one will be better for you and your career.
In many aspects of working life, corporates and startups can be polar opposites - and ultimately the decision may come down to your personal preferences.
But I’m biased, and I think if you’re a graduate looking to quickly learn and develop your skills in the early stages of your career, start-up life could be for you. Don’t just take my word for it – here are just a few of the reasons why getting a graduate job at a start-up can be so beneficial…
Getting a graduate job in a startup will allow you to find your niche, to take on big responsibilities, and ultimately have a real impact on the direction of the company. Being able to shape your own own role, as well as the wider business, will provide a steeper learning curve than working in a large corporate ever could – so if you ask me, working in a startup is the perfect choice for a graduate in the early stages of their career.
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