You Don’t Know What You Don’t Know

You Don't Know What You Don't Know

You Don’t Know What You Don’t Know

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Brothers and sisters in arms, Mike Sarrialle from CareerRecon.

Guys, you don’t know what you don’t know. When I was getting or preparing to get out of the military. I thought I had to go work for Apple or Google, or Wells Fargo, these major companies. But as I stepped into an MBA program, and started to learn about the business world, I realized that the backbone of this economy is what we call small to midsize businesses. In fact, to the tune of 99% of all companies fall into that classification, and they’re usually privately owned. These companies are owned by people who put a value, most of them, on leadership, and those environments sort of more closely resemble a military family-like environment.

So there’s a lot of opportunities out there with these small to midsized businesses. If you step into these businesses you perform as a leader you will accelerate within those companies, but forget about only the fortune 500 and the massive companies out there, start looking at the small to midsize businesses.

Again, if you can step into a more senior-level position within a smaller company, by some corporate 500, you may actually accelerate at a quicker rate. Again, you know, being in manufacturing, may not seem as sexy as being in tech. But again, you step into that company and perform, you may accelerate at a quicker rate than you would within a Apple or Google, or Facebook. Just something, food for thought, think about it, open up your aperture be willing to hear companies out or explore different opportunities, and I think you’ll be pretty surprised by where you end up.

Alright, guys, thanks for your time Mike Sarrialle out here.