Graduating from school or deciding to leave one professional industry and move into another may have you wondering where to go next. Some who are looking for work dream of corporate positions, ones that provide them with great benefits, including health insurance and retirement plans. But others prefer to work in non-corporate environments.
If you want to connect with businesses who are hiring, talk to the employment experts at Staffing Network. Staffing professionals can share with you short-term opportunities that can give you experience in non-corporate environments and more traditional workplaces. Then, you will be able to make a decision on what type of environment would be best for your career aspirations long term.
Job Descriptions May Be More Flexible
One of the advantages of working for a smaller company is that you could access a range of skills. Because these organizations typically have smaller workforces, in the hundreds rather than the thousands, you could be trained in multiple areas while working on a variety of projects. And as you work on multiple projects, your increase in abilities is more likely to be noticed when staffs are small.
In the past, individuals looking for a job flocked to large, corporate positions because they felt they would experience more job security. This could include a desire to work their entire career within one company. While this is true for some employees, many workers find the employment landscape has changed over the last few decades. Even large corporate environments layoff employees when budgets are tight.
Instead of building careers at a large company, where they may never meet top leadership, some job seekers are choosing non-corporate environments where they can interact with management, owners, and new hires regularly.
Seeing Positive Results
Additionally, having a direct impact on one’s work can be fulfilling. In corporate positions there is often one task being performed by each worker. Then, it can be difficult to see how your individual work is enhancing the work of the company as a whole. When you work on smaller teams, you can often see positive results and celebrate them in real time.
And because start-up businesses and non-corporate environments are smaller, it is common for these types of businesses to take an interest in the personal lives of their team members, which often leads to work-life balance for employees. For instance, they may offer flexible schedules or the option of working from home.
If you are a recent graduate or plan to make a professional change but haven’t been on the job hunt in recent years, job research could prove beneficial. One path to information could be talking with friends and family members about their experiences working at small and large organizations. Also, temporary positions can give you first-hand knowledge of different industries and how size impacts company culture.
Are you curious about working in a non-corporate environment? Staffing Network is a full-service staffing and recruiting firm that specializes in light/skilled industrial, engineering, and operations professionals. Connect with Staffing Network today.