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Big Employment is Baloney

13 Sep

A recent question submitted to Career Mojo got us  at Search Solution Group a bit baffled. The question was “How do I get a job with a large company?”  The questioner wanted to land a position with a large fortune 500 company but thought she was being looked down upon for her lack of corporate experience.

The reason this was perplexing is that working for a small company is waaaaaay better than being a number at a large company. The enigmatic logic that the only way to have a successful career is with a large company is dead wrong. While it may be awesome to just sit around all day and wade through the red tape created by corporate culture, working at a small company doesn’t allow the option to be just a cog in the wheel, but a linchpin. The magnificent book by Seth Godin, ‘Linchpin: Are you indispensable?‘ is a good guide to becoming a passionate worker. If you haven’t read it yet, go buy it. Right now.

Linchpin | Search Solution Group

It is so easy to just become an amorphous lump of clay in a large company and  it takes Houdini-esque performance to care about the projects you are working on when you don’t see the point. You might have a small role in a project, but wouldn’t it be better to directly impact the company with your ideas?

Directly and drastically impacting the direction of development!

Yes, that is a lot of alliteration, and two it is what those who work for small companies get to take part in on a daily basis. It is a lot of accountability, but that’s what makes it great. Having stake in your work makes you a passionate worker and develops you into a successful human being. Another perk is having access to close mentoring and an employer invested in your success.

So you get your voice heard, you don’t have to deal with the annoying corporate red-tape, you have closer relationships with colleagues, you have an accountability and feeling of ownership of projects, AND you get to wear lots of hats (preferably fancy hats)  that lead to a well-rounded professional skill set.

I’m Thankful for…

18 Nov

It is that time of the year when the hustle and bustle of traveling to see friends and family starts. It is also seems to be the time of the year when at least one person gets trampled to death trying to get inside Wal-Mart at 2am for some stupid sale. I actually turned on CNN the morning after waiting to see the video of this happening, I guess it is my guilty pleasure….

 With all joking and some of my sarcasm aside, I know why I am thankful this year.  This past year has been better than ever. I hired the most amazing person, and thru thick and thin she has surpassed her wildest expectations. I also think I found my diamond in the rough who fits in well here at SSG and has superstar potential. Both of them have given me new perspective on working and life and have been a great influence on me. I even got involved with Social Media and started learning some new tricks thanks to Lauryn (who is a  version of me). SO thank you for all of your patience and long hours, I sincerely appreciate and recognize your time, efforts and energy!!

We continue to work with clients I met back in 2000 and have had the chance to meet new clients in fun new industries. I wake up every morning happy that through the good and bad, through learning experiences not mistakes that anything is possible and often very attainable. We are excited to be looking to hire 1 or 2 more people for Search Solution Group in the coming months and thankful to have met so many great people this year. I can’t forget to be thankful for my friends my family and especially me dad and of course my dog Tanner!

So thank you for reading and please let us know what you are thankful for.