5 Advantages of Joining a Fast Growing Company
Just as it’s in peoples’ best interest to shop around and see if there’s a better price out there for their car or home insurance needs, the same holds true when wanting to progress your career. Looking around and seeing what’s out there can help you reach your long-term career goals.
Here are 5 reasons to join a fast-growing company.
Whether the opportunity is having a job opening, in the first place, or more frequent chances for promotion, ‘’opportunity’’ is often near the very top of a job searchers list of intangibles.
Joining a scaling company means more opportunity, in both instances. As companies grow, they need to hire. The more employees a company has, the more opportunity there is for supervisor or managerial positions to be created/filled.
For the younger generation looking for careers, especially, finding an opportunity where there’s room to grow is often at the top of the list of importance.
Have you ever looked at a job posting that requires 5+ years of experience and wonder just how in the heck you’re supposed to get said 5+ years of experience?!
A growing company, specifically a young company or startup (less than 5 years old), will offer you chances to gain experience and be a part of certain decisions that would, likely, not be afforded to someone in your spot – all things equal – with an established, large corporation.
The best part about putting these new things you learn into practice is you might be able to create that dream job, that you envision, for the company you’ve helped grow.
Some people have a desire to blend in and not be noticed. If that’s you, fair enough. Others have a desire to be able to see and show others how they’ve been directly involved in positive things for a company.
Working for a fast-growing company, the opportunity to be able to see how you’ve directly contributed to growth is there. For many people, being able to see what they’ve accomplished in two months, six months or a year fuels them to push for more in the coming two months, six months or year.
When you see the direct impact you’ve had on a company’s growth, it’s easier to find motivation to excel in your position.
As you take on more responsibility and your role increases so, too, does your confidence in your ability to do your job and take on new tasks.
Confidence in being able to perform your job at a high standard usually correlates to an ability to do your job efficiently. You know what tasks take priority, your interactions – be it with other colleagues, bosses or outside companies you work with – are more meaningful and you can be a self-starter when it comes to recognizing an opportunity.
Being able to meet and interact with remarkable colleagues is a great reason to want to join a fast-growing company. Ideas and execution are what determines if a company is fast-growing or not.
The chance to work with, and learn from, smart people can be essential to growing your own career. These mentor-type individuals can help you prepare to take on more responsibility, and could well be responsible for hiring you into your next promotion.
If a colleague you work well with gets a better opportunity outside your current company, it’s always nice to have outside contacts, in case you feel the desire to progress your career elsewhere.
Surex launched in 2012 and is Canada’s fastest growing online insurance brokerage.
Surex placed 5th on the 2017 Top 10 Brokerages in Canada list, by Insurance Business.
Surex placed 30th on the 2016 Startup 50 Canada list, by Canadian Business & PROFIT.
Surex offers auto, home, tenant/condo and small business insurance in six provinces and two territories.