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5 Benefits of Working for a Small Company

Wong Shu Lee  


  June 21, 2022

The General Assembly declared 27 June Micro-, Small, and Medium-sized Enterprises Day, to raise public awareness of their contribution to sustainable development and the global economy. 


Small and medium enterprises are always the backbone of the economy. However, many job seekers often underestimate the potential of these enterprises and only aim for established companies during their job search. 


In this article, you will discover why this can be a mistake, the benefits of seeking employment with small companies, and how to find small companies with job openings. 


The Benefits of Small Companies


Being employed by a small-sized company offers many benefits to your career:


More Visibility


Work roles at small companies are often less specialized than at large firms. That means employees get to wear several hats, interact with staff more often and are afforded a 360-degree view of company-wide operations. In addition, in a smaller organization, it's easy to interact with C-suite executives and decision-makers. Because employees have more visibility, it is often easier to advance in a smaller organization.


Experience in a Variety of Areas


Because you're wearing many hats, you're likely to gain knowledge and insight beyond your role. Small company employees often gain multiple skills and areas of expertise to enhance their resumes. 


Increased Flexibility


Small firms may also have more flexibility when it comes to considering alternative work arrangements such as flextime and job sharing. The dress code may also be more relaxed.


Your Co-Workers May Be Your Friends


At smaller companies, it's common to form deeper bonds with your colleagues. Collaboration opportunities abound since employees are so likely to do work that goes beyond their job description. 


It Offers an Entry-Point to the Industry


Working for a small company can be a good stepping-stone to a larger employer in the same field.


How to Find Small Companies


To find smaller firms in your field, you may join ZOM-IN to stay connected with the information about SMEs and startups in Malaysia. On ZOM-IN, you get to explore the background stories of all our partnering companies and get notified when there are job openings from these companies. 


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