Starting your job on the right foot can be challenging at times, but once you are on your feet, it can be a rewarding experience.
Back in July 2020, Ash wrote an article on Context Is King and explains the Paradox of Experience, and highlights some Tenets that relate to this concept. One of the concepts that I found to be the most intriguing is that people who are multi-talented in a variety of skills will be able to be more of an asset at smaller companies rather than larger corporations.
To me, this is pretty interesting and probably makes sense. If you are working for a bigger corporation, they will probably have hundreds of individuals who are specialists in a particular skill. If you worked at a smaller company, chances are that you will have to fill multiple hats to make sure that the different areas you are pursuing will be successful. What is good for working at a big company is that most times, you only need to specialize in the things that you are currently working on for your job. However, it might take years until you can give any substantial input towards your company’s sector. However, working at a company with fewer employees and fewer roles means that you can have the opportunity to show value in a variety of different positions. However, the pay and growth of the business may not be as big as working for a different company.
As a current university student, it will be interesting to see where my journey takes me.
If you want to read the article that talks more about the Paradox of Experience, click the link below: