There are countless benefits to starting your career at a start-up; unlike at a corporate, you will be given the opportunity to be involved in different parts of the business from the word go, you’ll have the ability to really make an impact on the business and you’ll be given high levels of responsibility from an early stage, to name a few.
Did you know that 9 in 10 UK graduates will end up working at an SME or start-up?

Whilst this is all very exciting, you might also feel slightly daunted by the fast-pace of working at a start-up and the potentially unclear or undefined nature of your role. Unlike at a corporate where you are typically given time to train and get familiar with the company’s systems and processes, at a start-up you are generally expected to pick up things a bit quicker on the job.

So with all that in mind, when you start your new role at a start-up what are the things you should be aware of and how can you stand out as a great employee early on? Don’t worry, we’ve got your back! In this lesson we will run you through everything you should be aware of before beginning your new job at a start-up.

Starting your career at a start-up vs. a corporate

So whether you’re currently applying to jobs at smaller, innovative start-up companies or are about to start your new job at one, there are a few things you should be aware of to make sure that you are setting yourself the right expectations for the start of your career. If you know what to expect when starting your new job, this will put you in a good position to react well to situations you come across or find yourself in. Here are the main 3 differences that you should be aware of:

The high levels of responsibility

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