As the economy continues to recover and more jobs are being created we in Careerwise continue to see increased activity with a reported 38% of SME’S surveyed expecting to increase staff during 2016.
While the focus in the media is understandably on the big ticket multinational announcements it should be remembered that 68% of private sector employees work within the SME sector.
The size and presence of a company has an immense bearing on its culture as well as on the opportunities available for employees. It is a crucial factor to consider when deciding which job offer to take. Deciding whether to work for a Small to Medium Enterprise (SME) or a larger Multi-National Company (MNC) depends a lot on your personal career goals and preferences.
By definition – SME’s employ 200 people or less – majority would be between 10 -50 employees. While the prestige of working for an instantly recognisable house hold name and the benefits package associated with employment within the multinational sector can often be very attractive- working for an SME organisation can also offer many benefits and development opportunities:
So while considering your next career move it is worth while taking time to understand what is important for you in a role.
While working for a large multinational organisation can offer fantastic opportunities in terms of training and development/ opportunities to work overseas etc. we would also encourage candidates – particularly those who have recently graduated or looking to return from overseas not to pass over SME sectors potential to deliver that dream job.
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