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Is it a good idea to work for a startup in 2020?

The idea of startinga startup and the setbacks.


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Hrishikesh Kamat

3 years ago | 2 min read

I feel that working for startup’s in any era will always be an adventure. Most startup’s are focused on business models and technologies/services that are relavent to that year.

No one wants to start something that is an age old thing - there is always some innovative factor.

Working in startup’s depends on your area of work, your role in the organisation and your inclination towards it. Not everyone is happy in a startup.

Startup go through a lot of turmoil eventually cause you to lose you focus on your core area of interest. There will be a lot of things that are put in your plate.

Join a startup:

  1. If you want to work on new technologies and be a part of innovative business models
  2. If you love taking challenging work
  3. If you are looking beyond the paycheck and interested in exploring new ideas along with your colleagues
  4. If you are willing to bump the 9 to 5 work schedule and enjoy work during any time of the day [ that does not mean you will lose your work life balance]
  5. If you are willing to risk your job security factor in return for great experience. Not all startup’s last forever.
  6. If you are willing to take new challenges in your job every day!
  7. If you are willing to get out of your comfort zone in doing something extra in your career.
Why do many freshers feel like they are not suitable for a startup after working for 1 month?

The Industry - Academia Gap is one thing that many are already talking about, and it is one of the key factors that most freshers feel that they are not suitable for a startup or vice-versa.

Another major factor that I have observed is the lack of patience, determination and grit. Most freshers feel that graduation means they have sufficient knowledge about how many things work - especially in the engineering department. They underestimate the GAP that many are talking about.

Also, the academia curriculum is more focused on a assignments and exams which follow a typical pattern - which is necessary, but some habits need to be unlearnt after graduation.

Every student who comes out of a college is going to get a unique job as compared to his batchmates. In such a scenario, determination, grit and the readiness to learn new things at a faster pace is more important. In startup’s even experienced and intelligent people have a hard time, freshers are still excused.

To survive in a startup environment, everyone needs to stay on their toes, have their learning caps on and should always ready to push harder on their job. Giving up is not an option.

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