Whether you’ve bought in to the Silicon Valley dream or not, there’s no denying that startups have become an increasingly popular place to work – especially for young people. It seems that everyone has an opinion on whether going to work for a startup is a good decision or a bad one. With all this (unsolicited) advice going around, it can be tough to make a decision that’s right for you.
If you’ve ever wondered if you have what it takes to hack it in the fast-paced world of startups, the we’ve got you covered! As certified startup experts (we work in one), we’ve created the ultimate personality quiz to help you find you ideal work environment.
Go on, give yourself a quick mental break (you deserve it) and try it out…
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On a more serious note, whether or not working at a startup is right for you, depends on your personality and how you like to work. We love it, but we’re biased. The reality is, no one but you is qualified to make that decision. Not very helpful, we know. What we can tell you is a few things we’ve learned so far working at import.
It’s hard work
It’s hard to imagine that this isn’t true of basically any job. Unless maybe you’re a spa tester for 5-star hotels in which case you’d be MENTAL to leave that job. But, it can happen that you see all those cool videos of nap pods and people playing foosball and assume that startups are all fun and games. Well, we’re here to tell you, they’re not. Don’t get us wrong, the karaoke nights and free lunches are great! But, we have them because we work hard and often long hours.
The work is rewarding
Yeah working for a startup is hard. It’s often late nights, early mornings and sometimes even weekends. As with anything there are highs and lows. Sometimes your numbers are up and sometimes they’re down. But in a startup, you know it’s you that’s making the difference. It’s possible to actually measure your personal performance in metrics that truly matter to the company – signups, sales, downloads, whatever. Nothing is more rewarding than watching the number of people on your site sky rocket when you release something cool like Magic. And, if you pick the right startup, you can work on something that inspires you and gets you excited for the future.