Kick-start your career; Grow with the right company

September 17, 2019 – Rod and Staff Recruitment Group Hong Kong, Ltd. held a back-to-back celebration of the company’s 4th Anniversary and the birthday of our Director, Mark Mendoza.

We would like to extend our gratitude for the presence of everyone who came, especially to our guest speakers, Randell Tiongson and Pastor Dan Urquico, in celebrating with us the 4 years of growth in Asia, thus far.

RAS (how we’re more widely known as) has been faithful to its service with an unwavering desire to fulfill our mission in helping leading organizations hire the best talents. During the past 4 years, the company had its ups and downs, but hurdles never hindered us to put our clients first. We indeed get a unique form of joy in seeing the company grow and be recognized for its excellence in the business.

Working for a startup company can be fun; it’s a great way to kick-start a career and make a bigger impact. The successes of Facebook, Uber, and Airbnb have inspired many young professionals to acquire uniquely challenging career experience and dive headfirst into the world of joining a startup company.

But before you decide to join a startup, there are a few things you should ponder on to distinguish if it’s a career path you’d like to pursue. Whether you’re just starting out in the workforce or aiming to take your career in a different course, joining a young company can provide you with experiences and skills that could be struggling to find in a larger, more developed business setting.

If you’re the type of person who can be fully committed to a mission, always hungry for responsibilities, and very eager to learn, then joining a startup can be a fulfilling and worthwhile chunk of your career journey. Here are some of the many perks of joining a start-up company:

1. Startup can be your exceptional growth opportunity. Young professionals aren’t just solely motivated by salary. In fact, best employees are often more interested by the opportunity to learn, grow and be challenged. You can have more room to develop new skills and do things that you wouldn’t have the chance to do elsewhere.

2. Startup can train you how to adapt to change and uncertainty. Startups have fewer resources and smaller teams. This may one day suggest that you do a certain task, roll up your sleeves and tackle issues head-on, which you haven’t done before at all. These uncertainties will turn you into a more proactive and resourceful team player—acquiring problem-solving techniques from such diverse responsibilities which you may never get exposed to when you’re in a larger company.

3. Startup can give your work a visible impact. Your place in a startup organization is highly visible, and the impact of your work is more readily apparent. In this way, you will have a fast feedback loop on what you’re doing which will enable you to learn quickly.

4. Startup will bring you job satisfaction. All employees can freely have a share in the conception, development and success of the company. This makes startups an attractive career path for this generation—they want to feel proud of their contributions in the company as it does well in the business.

5. Startup allows you to innovate. The culture in startups is different than in a corporate culture. As a member of a small team, you’re given the chance to propose your ideas for innovations and solutions on how the organization can be more competent and efficient. This is a great opportunity for you to experience a different kind of work environment than the rigid nature of a traditional corporate office.

6. Startup teaches you entrepreneurship. Being a part of a new venture gives you the chance to work closely with the founders and leaders of the company, which can help you see the realities of entrepreneurship. You will witness and experience as the organization scales over time which will then help you understand what it takes to build a business from ground up—from picking up a location to hiring staffs and establishing a brand identity in the market.

7. Startup creates tight-knit culture. Startups fight to survive even when they’ve reached great heights in the first few quarters since the company’s birth. The competition is fiercer where small slip-ups can cause big repercussions. Despite that, employees in a startup can create more empowered environment because the pressure can be appeased easily by collaborating with people who are similarly passionate about their work and eager to help the company. Even more, the pride in growing the company and sharing its ups and downs creates more passionate teamwork.

Whether you’re struggling to start a career or are seeking for an alternative to a traditional corporate job that you are in, joining a startup company can help you prepare yourself for something bigger. This could be a platform for you to determine the kind of career you want to pursue, the brand of an employee you want to execute, the type of leader you could be, and the nature of an organization that would want to grow with as a professional. What truly matters are the invaluable lessons that you can bring with you all-throughout your career journey.

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