I resigned from my well paid public sector role to work in a startup. It was a difficult decision, but ultimately the right one for me. I loved my job, and I had a great team of colleagues. But I knew that I needed to make a change if I wanted to continue growing as a professional. In this post, I’ll share why I made the switch, and in future posts, I hope to share what my new job is like.
Here are 5 reasons why I resigned from the public sector to work in a startup:
1. The opportunity to learn and grow.
I knew that I would have a lot more opportunities to learn and grow at a startup. In the public sector, there are a lot of rules and regulations that can make it difficult to try new things. At a startup, I would have the opportunity to experiment and learn new skills.
2. The chance to make an impact.
Startups are all about making an impact and driving change. I knew that I would have the opportunity to make a bigger impact at a startup than I could in the public sector.
3. The chance to work with a great team.
Startups are often small, so you get to know your colleagues really well. I knew that I would enjoy working with a team of people who are passionate about their work. We’ve also got some people incredibly talented people on our team.
4. Less red tape.
One of the biggest reasons why I left the public sector was to get away from all the red tape. Startups are much more flexible and can move quickly in response to changes.
5. The upside of equity.
In most cases, you won’t get equity in the public sector or large corporates. But startups often offer equity as part of their compensation packages. This was a big factor in my decision to leave my old job and join a startup. I managed to negotiate the same pay plus equity for my new role. If all goes well, I could see myself achieving FAT FIRE, which isn’t possible in my old role.
So, that’s why I resigned from the public sector to work in a startup. It’s been an exciting change, and I’m looking forward to seeing what the future holds.