For most successful professionals in Northern Ireland, making the next step in your career can seem an intimidating prospect. With several factors to consider including how it will impact your future development, one key consideration can be whether to move to a small to medium-sized enterprise (SME) when you are currently in a larger organisation.
Although a smaller organisation may not have the draw of a recognised brand name, in joining a growing SME you will often experience the opportunity and scope whereby you can make a greater impact than in most larger firms. This can come from several areas:
Even if you’re transitioning within the same industry, making a structural as well as cultural change can take time to get used to. Once you’re settled, you should regularly evaluate your comfort levels and performance in your new space. You will learn to understand your preferred working style and environment; for example, do you excel or perform at your best when working collaboratively? Are you flexible in terms of your job description and responsibilities?
The opportunities a growing SME can provide for your career development can truly help increase your skills and ensure you have confidence in more varied environments that a larger firm may find difficult to offer.
At MCS Group we can help provide you with the right support as to what career moves will fit best with your motivations. Through significant experience working across all sizes of companies we can help you gain greater confidence in making the right decision. To find out the latest roles throughout Northern Ireland or if you simply need further advice on your career, please contact a member of our team on 02890 235 456.