Measure success by selecting how big the organization you intend to enter?
I do not agree so.
Nowadays, most employees think that by entering into a big organization, it will definitely give them a very good future with great career advancements.
I was quite disappointed as I have ever posted job ads for an in-house sourcing and realised that most candidates including fresh graduates do not consider SMEs at all, all they are set on is ‘brand’ i.e. a MNC – big organization.
I have encountered candidates, without even asking much about job scope, rather their main concerns and first question posed to me: “Is this an SME?”
They just hung up the phone after being told that it is in fact an SME.
I personally feel that selecting a Small to Medium Enterprise (SME) or a larger Multi-National Company (MNC) very much depends a lot on your own personal career goals and preferences.
No doubt by joining a big organization, you may build up a good profile and an eye-catching resume, there are many benefits working for an SME.
With regards to career progression, one might get promoted more frequently in SME, when the company is doing well and expanding rapidly.
One will be given the opportunities and even being entrusted with major projects whereby you might not get such precious opportunity to do so in a big organization so soon, and of course, given so many seniors right ahead of you.
As such, one may take this moment to test out his or her abilities, yet gaining experiences in an SME.
If this ‘branding’ conception do not change, I supposed, besides other factors, the unemployment rate may continue to increase further.
Landing a job in MNC has been more challenging than before, you might, at times, find greater job security in a small organization if you have skills that are hard to replace.
Working in small companies may mean there is more cross-departmental communication or interaction whereby employees are given more chances to be able to participate in different projects, a lot of learning and training.
However, it all depends, also on how the employers run their firms.
I would say, no matter where you go, devote your heart and soul in whatever you do.
You will excel in it.