Is working at a startup as my first job a good idea?-‘Abosolutely’- Part 2

By Jonathan Kos-Read

No one can answer that question for you, but you can always take people’s different view on it into consideration.

The next post is written by our staff from the CS team. This company is her first and she says “Absolutely!”

The previous post was written by our staff from the marketing team. easi6 Limited is not the first company she worked for and her answer is closer to a “No.”

Note that this post will be helpful for commerce students new seeking opportunities.

Absolutely!
Creating a new culture in a company brings me a great sense of accomplishment. The company and I are both at the starting line. We are growing and making a new culture together so this company means a lot to me. This connect I have with this company helps it grow strong bringing change.

Just out of college, my mind is fresh and unbiased and everyone expects new idea from me. I am passionate and love facing new challenges. Many say it will be hard because I have no experience, but this is actually a great motivation to learn and I can test out what I learned right away. I feel like everything I do is not only for the company, but also for ME. And, I really like that.

Startup is where people of various background come together to help each other out. I don’t have experience, but my co-worker does so he helps me. A lot, actually. In return, I know how to communicate online to garner social media attention. It’s just the start for me, but this company gives me great responsibility which really makes me think I am really doing something.

People ask me why I joined a startup as my first job. Honestly, I do not know what the difference between a startup and a big corporate is. You chose a company if you believe in their product and value. I believe in Easiway because it makes it easier for commuters between Hong Kong and Shenzhen. My confidence in this business acts as a rock even when things get shaky.

I love what I do and that’s the most important part of a job.

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Is working at a startup as my first job a good idea?-‘Having prior experience doesn’t hurt’- Part 1

By markus spiske

By markus spiske

No one can answer that question for you, but you can always take people’s different view on it into consideration.

This post is written by our staff from the marketing team. easi6 Limited is not the first company she worked for and her answer is closer to a “No.”

The next post will be written by our staff from the CS team. This company is her first and she says “Absolutely!”

Note that this post will be helpful for commerce students new seeking opportunities.

Having prior experience doesn’t hurt
I am always grateful for my past experiences which really helped me pull through the new journey of a startup. Everything really happens for a reason.

I majored in Communications in Korea, but lived all my life abroad. My dream is to become a communicator that introduces Korea’s brightest ideas to the world. So I took a job at a PR agency before working at easi6.

From the start, I had to juggled with so many clients in different industries, such as semiconductor, data analytics, Hadoop and high-end headphones. For a commerce students, it was a lot to handle with so little time. I had to handle press conferences, set up meetings with reporters, write press releases, columns, reports and jump into bidding to get new accounts.

Work was so hectic that everything was so unorganized and I wasn’t really trained. I had to figure on my own what I didn’t know and learn. It was a jungle out there. I do not want to go back. EVER. But fortunately, everyone there appreciated how I tried to be helpful in any situation.

When I joined Easi6, I had many mentors who offered to help even after I left. In a startup, you work all together, but you each have your own task to execute. Sometimes you are on your own. It’s gets lonely from time to time. So having someone who can give you useful, practical advise means the world.

At a startup, you can apply your past experience in new challenges to discover new potential. It’s one of the many exciting perks a startup can offer. For example, during the Rise Conference held in Hong Kong, Easi6 has hosted a speed date between investors and startups in Tesla rides. It was quite a unique program and I was in charge, but have never done anything like this. Our team’s amazing work and my experience with numerous large-scale press conferences lead the programs to a success. Everything worked out smoothly. Everyone was talking about it and our value really meant something.

In all, I just want to stress that startup is hard even if you know a lot and it won’t be too late to join the ride after having some experience.

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