You network with hundreds of alumni… cold-email people via LinkedIn… write 51 drafts of your resume…
…and then you still have to go through multiple rounds of interviews, case studies, assessment centers, and more.
Here are the exact words one customer used to describe his feelings recently:
“3-4 hours of applying and networking per day is as far as I can push it – I can’t motivate myself to do more because there are fewer postings and alumni to contact every day.
This process is definitely soul-sucking: I did this for my junior internship, my first full-time job, and now I’m doing it again less than 2 years into this role.”
You might have similar thoughts, and then come up with a completely different idea:
Skip it all and start your own company instead.
If you’re putting in killer hours, dealing with psychotic bosses, and not even getting paid that much, why not just work for yourself instead?
Plus, everyone’s doing it these days – how hard could it really be?
Not so fast.
Perhaps finance is not for you, but your “Plan B” should not necessarily be starting your own company.
Despite the vast number of blog posts and books written about startups, several important points are continually glossed over.
Consider this your reality check.