The corporate giants a fading or falling. Where will new job opportunities lie?
In small companies. If you’ve never worked in a company with fewer than 1,000+ people, now is your chance!
Great Leadership addressed the issue of leadership differences between large and small companies.
In the post, Dan McCarthy cites a landmark leadership development study which indicates that great leadership is formed from these experiences:
1. Job changes
2. Challenging, stretch assignments (without changing jobs)
3. Other people (good & bad managers, mentors, coaches)
4. Hardships (learning from trauma, failure)
5. Other (programs, books, etc…)
If you are seeking your next opportunity within the small company sector, ALL of these leadership growth opportunities exist, never fear!
There are many benefits to working in a small company as well as Keppie Careers post pointed out:
- Improved work/life balance
- Less political
- Better company culture
Think about what is important to you in your next company and job. Think about creating a description of what the “best company” would look like (great idea from The Daily News Tribune). You may find that bigger is not always better!
Hannah Morgan speaks and writes about job search and career strategies. She founded CareerSherpa.net to educate professionals on how to maneuver through today’s job search process. Hannah was nominated as a LinkedIn Top Voice in Job Search and Careers and is a regular contributor to US News & World Report. She has been quoted by media outlets, including Forbes, USA Today, Money Magazine, Huffington Post, as well as many other publications. She is also author of The Infographic Resume and co-author of Social Networking for Business Success.