The IT industry, like many others, is a very varied one, which offers all kinds of jobs and opportunities. It is an industry that is changing all the time.

One of the most interesting of these opportunities is working for a tech start up. By its very nature, this kind of work is exciting, but it is also very challenging, so is not the kind of work that everyone is cut out for. Here we take a quick look at the pros and cons of working for a tech start-up to help you to decide if this kind of work is for you.

Do you have an Entrepreneurial Spirit?

If you are looking for long-term job security working for a start-up business, of any kind, may not be for you. Of course, you can be lucky, and find yourself sitting pretty as the business takes off, and end up with a well-paid job for life. On the other hand, you could end up working very hard, only to see the concept fail a few years down the line.

Working for a tech start-up is not for the faint hearted. However doing so is extremely interesting and rewarding. Regardless of what happens you will learn a lot and come away with some very transferable skills.

Finding Work

You might think that finding work for a start-up would be easier than looking for a job with a more well established firm. For some roles, this may be true, but for the majority of start-up jobs, in particular IT roles, this is not the case. Start-ups need the best people in order to improve their chances of success. They do not have time for training, so need their IT personnel to hit the ground running.

If you apply for a job with an IT start-up you will need to prove to them that you are enthusiastic about what they are doing. This means that you will have to do your homework before you apply and really understand what they are trying to achieve.

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