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Why work at a Start-up?

Austin, Marketing Assistant at Click Mechanic, shares 5 simultaneously challenging and rewarding reasons why working at a Start-up could form your way forward.

My name is Austin, Marketing Assistant at ClickMechanic. The business has been operating since 2012, with huge growth and success, as they offer the digital solution to car repairs. A walk back from the garage in the rain has been transformed to feet up on the sofa with your car fixed right on your drive.

Deciding what to do after university is a daunting decision and one that many students can take a long time to decide upon. The usual path for most students is to take the corporate option however one option that often gets overlooked is considering a career in a start-up.

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Here are 5 unique challenges and opportunities within a start-up:

 

1. Impact

Feeling your work have a real impact on the business is a wonderful feeling: One that drives people, helps them cope, or just brightens their day. The application of your skills and knowledge is satisfying and being able to see a positive change in the business from it is incredibly uplifting.

 

2. Freedom

The flexibility of work life whilst being part of a close-knit team is a great asset to start-ups. You won’t be shackled to a desk in stuffy clothes: You will be, in some cases literally, bouncing ideas off each other. It allows plenty of in-office fun which you definitely wouldn’t get as part of a large corporation.

 

3. Learning

There is almost constant learning as you expand your range or master your depths. It is always a fresh challenge to figure out the latest software and master it. As your confidence grows, people will come to depend on you. You will be a sought-after individual as a master of a field.

 

4. Creativity

Finding interesting pathways to success is a key aspect of being an entrepreneur, so long as corners aren’t cut, then it will generally work out. Thinking outside the box and defying expectations are great ways to gain credibility as an innovator. My personal advice is that a collection of novel ideas is better than one generic view.

 

5. Responsibility

Having the opportunity to be part of something incredible comes with responsibility. You are trusted to perform because you want the business to do well, not for your next pay check. You gotta believe, que the X-files.

 

Whether you are starting a business with friends, or just looking for exciting opportunities; it’s an awesome place to be.

 

Inspired? Get involved with Cardiff University Enterprise and Start-Up

Do you have entrepreneurial inspirations and aspirations? Cardiff University Enterprise and Start-up could help you realise your full potential in business and entrepreneurship. It’s all about thinking creatively, spotting opportunities, making things happening and developing skills for life. It’s not just about business; it’s about helping you to make the most of yourself.

We run workshops, competitions and sessions to help you develop skills and knowledge. Find out about all our courses and sessions on the intranet, or keep up to date with us via facebook and twitter.

 

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Best Wishes,

Austin, Marketing Assistant at Click Mechanic.

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