When it comes to the classic job-search duel between startup and corporate, you probably know the basics of each type of workplace: Large companies have set hours, but startups are more flexible. Large companies offer benefits; startups offer free food. (And free travel. And free concierge services. And office pets.)
But what’s not talked about quite as often is whether a startup or corporate job is better for your career in the long run. Think about it: A startup may provide more flexible hours now, but will it give you the ability to move up into a senior management position in the future? A corporate job may be the perfect place to get structured on-the-job training, but will it give you the creative thinking skills you need to open your own business in a few years?
So, if you’re undecided about which path to take, consider these questions to help you make the most of your career—both now and in the future.
- Do You Know What Your Dream Career Would Be, or Are You Still Deciding?
- What Resources Do You Need to Reach Your Goals?
- What Kind of Influence Do You Want—and How Quickly?
- What Environment Will Really Help You Succeed?
Thats all You want to know before deciding something!