Tired of being one of many, slaving away in a corporation? Ever wanted a job where you could climb the ladder in a matter of years and make your mark in a meaningful way? Do you have what it takes to engage in the start-up world? If you go to any major city in the United States you are likely to find thriving start-ups aspiring toward success. They are part of a fast-paced, evolving microcosm of the business world, ideal for anyone looking to learn, grow, and catapult their career.
“My thinking was a little bit irrational and a little bit rational. The irrational side was that I was passionate about the internet and start-ups and knew I should follow my passion. I knew I would not forgive myself if I made a decision to compromise just for the money and the ease of fitting into a well-defined job and well-trodden career path. As I considered joining StartUpLand, I could feel my adrenaline pumping just thinking about leaping into the unknown. Because a startup is so small and dynamic, it gives great opportunity for personal and professional growth,” states Jeff Bussang, entrepreneur turned VC.
The start-up dynamic is known for running on the fly. On your first day, you’ll be taking it all in and taking it all on. You can expect ever-changing responsibilities and in one day, you may find yourself picking-up coffees or meeting with the CEO to share your ideas. There’s no time to feel small in a start-up. You are immediately necessary and required to contribute. It’s all hands on deck!
Ironically, in spite of the fast-pace, patience may be the primary virtue. It may take years for your start-up to make it big. You have to have faith and maintain it, but it won’t be too hard when everyone around you has the same hopeful gleam in their eyes!