3 Reasons You Should Work For A Purpose Driven Start-Up
Let’s start this out with a confession, shall we? I’ve fallen madly in love with my job at Victory Lap, and I’m not ashamed to admit it. From the culture I’m immersed in every single day, to the meaningful work I’m able to complete, the stars most definitely aligned. However, as a recent graduate (May of 2016 to be specific), it definitely didn’t happen without mistakes along the way.
I realized an important fact a bit too late in my job search: finding a job is hard, but finding the right job is harder. Did you catch the difference there? Unfortunately, it wasn’t until after graduation that I realized I was looking in all the wrong places. As tempting as it was for me to accept the “corporate” offers on my doorstep, the thought of reducing my work and myself to golden handcuffs made me run away and never look back. So, what did I do? I found the earliest stage purpose-driven startup in Chicago, and became their first hire.
A startup that provides tuition-free sales training and job placement, Victory Lap is disrupting the sales and education industries. After my very first conversation with Victory Lap’s Founder and CEO, I knew I had finally found what’s right. How? Because I believed (and will always believe) wholeheartedly in the company’s mission, and knew my work wouldn’t get lost in hundreds of other employees.
So, if you’re a college student looking for your first job, or a working professional looking for a change, check out these three reasons why you should work for a purpose-driven startup:
Working for a startup, especially one that’s purpose-driven, grants you freedom to do your work, while simultaneously offering support along the way to help you grow. You’ll be fully invested in as an employee and as an individual, a difference many large companies fail to recognize.
As startups generally have small(er) teams than their corporate counterparts, the work you complete will have a huge impact on the company’s success, both in the short-term and long-term. In other words, your work will be meaningful and necessary for the company.
I can’t stress this enough, but if you choose to work for a startup, you’ll be allowed the opportunity to master multiple job functions. What does this mean? That regardless of your formal title, you will almost never be siloed into one specific category. You’ll always be able to branch out, develop a new skill, and/or begin to master something you never thought possible.
Don’t get me wrong! There are definitely pros and cons to each company out there. But when it comes to working at a purpose-driven startup, promise me one thing: consider it. I did, and who knows? Maybe, just maybe, you’ll fall madly in love with your job, too.
Kevin Bugielski is the Marketing Manager for Victory Lap, a purpose-driven startup changing the sales game. Avid Snapchatter, SoulCycle lover, newfound runner, but ultimately, a foodie.