Why should you work for a startup company? Well times have changed, there are more self-made millionaires & entrepreneurs now than ever before. The “Corporate Job” narrative has started to dissipate since the internet changed how people consume products and services. We grew up with the “get a good corporate job” mentality, therefore millennials are more confused & are literally turning down job offers from start-up companies that can potentially manifest into a steady & well-paying career.
My theory is that there’s fear instilled in the minds of most Millenials by parents who come from a generation where pagers were the norm, & they firmly believe this new “Technology Era” of supercomputers is taking over all the jobs while leaving the human element out of the equation. On the other hand, there’s a small group of millennials along with other open-minded thinkers who believe growing with start-up companies from the bottom will give them the experience that they can never attain with a traditional college education. And in this article, we’re going to go over two reasons why you should consider working in a startup company.
When working for a startup company at first there can be a lot of uncertainty, especially when there’s not even a budget for break room essentials like coffee or paper towels. But rest assured there’s always going to be a light at the end of that tunnel, & that light comes in many different forms that will add value to your life in which no one can ever take from you. These forms come in either monetary value or simply the experience you needed to take yourself & career to the next level.
The top CEO’s today say in interviews things like, “We started in my mom’s garage, and now we’re worth millions.” These success stories are no big secret & clearly leave clues behind for young innovators, creators & big thinkers. It takes a lot of courage to risk time and effort to work for a startup company that may not flourish into a multi-million dollar organization, but what if it does?
Now, this is a double-edged sword, because how much value do you actually need to provide so you can prove to the CEO that you have what it takes to sit at the “Big Boys” table. For example, one great success story of a man who started as an intern who then became president of one of the top record labels in music history, the story of Kevin Liles. In 1991, he began his career at Def Jam as an unpaid intern delivering records to radio stations in the Mid-Atlantic. That job put Liles on the path to an unusual success story in show business. Quickly proving his work ethic and visionary, he moved up the ladder, and seven years later was named the president of the Def Jam Music Group at age 30.
In 1991, he began his career at Def Jam as an unpaid intern delivering records to radio stations in the Mid-Atlantic. That job put Liles on the path to an unusual success story in show business. Quickly proving his work ethic and visionary, he moved up the ladder, and seven years later was named the president of the Def Jam Music Group at age 30.
This story like others similar should give you the inspiration you need if you’re currently working at a startup company because the journey & relationships you’ll build along the way are just seeds you’re planting in the business funding marketplace that will grow into something positive & work in your favor.