I often contribute to LinkedIn’s Question and Answer section. Recently someone asked how to transition from a small company to a big company. My response was selected as the Best Answer and I thought I would share my perspective with all of you who come to this Robin’s Resumes® blog for resume advice.
Your title in a small company may change significantly when you move to a big company. This is not a step down. Although the title may not be as impressive, the job may actually be a step up if you are managing more employees.
Think about this situation as if you were a hiring manager who needs someone to lead 100 employees. Two candidates interview with you: one from a company with four employees total and one from a company with 80 employees. All other items being equal, which person would you hire?
You can make yourself more attractive to larger companies by emphasizing the broader range of experience you get in a small company. You might also concentrate on the types of issues and projects you worked on at the small company; regardless of the size of a company, leaders are still created one person at a time.
I have considerable experience helping people transition from small companies to big companies and vice versa. I know the pitfalls to avoid and the expectations that must be met. Contact me today.