|Dreaming Big Doesn’t Necessarily Mean We Should Chase the Big|
Did you know that there are 17 million companies within the United States? Probably not.
Whenever we think of companies offhand we think big names: Apple, Microsoft, Deloitte, Exxon Mobile, Walmart, General Motors… Why? We see and hear about these companies on a daily basis. Because of this, we often fantasize about working for these big names one day. “It would be so cool.” So what do we do… we chase.
These days everyone is chasing global businesses. I mean, come on, Google receives ten thousand job applications a day!
While I am sure it’d be awesome to work for Google, what we fail to recognize is that every business, regardless of its size, makes significant contributions to the growth of this economy. Otherwise, they wouldn’t be in business, right? So, just like big companies offer employment opportunities, small and medium sized companies do as well. It’s probably smarter to chase those instead…
SmartMoney featured an article today, “Looking for Work? Try Small Employers,” which states: according to the national employment report by payroll giant Automatic Data Processing Inc. smaller companies seem to be doing more hiring than big companies. The private sector added 133,000 jobs in May. Employment on small payrolls (those with less than 50 workers) rose to 67,000 in May as well. And, since October of 2009, small businesses added 900,000 jobs.
While the numbers look promising, an even better incentive to apply to small and medium sized companies: LOGIC. Think about it. In 2011, Exxon’s shares rose by 20%, profits surged by 35% to $40 billion, and revenues jumped 28% to $450 billion. Other Big Name Companies have similar profiles. If these companies are already doing so well (I shouldn’t just say well, I should say EXTRAORDINARILY well), than why would they need you? Doesn’t it make sense to apply to a company that actually NEEDS you? A company that has the potential to possibly become a big name one day but needs to hire the right people for the right positions so that its mission is fully optimized. That right person could be you… You may just need RNR to help you realize that =).
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