Working in a startup is definitely not for everyone, but it is definitely a good experience to have as the things you’d learn would be so much more — just keep in mind to relax as the stress could be overwhelming to some. Two things I observed based on what my classmates mentioned was that being in a corporate would mean exchanging freedom for stability and an indefinite amount of time to get a promotion.
So what are the first few things you look for when considering a job opportunity? Is it the salary, benefits, career growth, company culture, work-life balance, or something entirely different? If job stability and higher compensation are the most important factors for you, then don’t make that move (or switch) to join a startup. But if you want instant recognition for your work, an opportunity to gain new skills quickly, or even a chance to build on your foundations, it is definitely for you.
After getting a glimpse of how it’s like working at a startup, what are your thoughts? Would you still like to take up the challenge like I did, or would you prefer a safer route as a result?