Your experiences on the job can feel very different from one company to the next. Even with similar roles and responsibilities. One of the main factors in this variation is the size of the company. How large or small a business is can often greatly influence the quality and quantity of its resources. This can also be the case for its approach to management. In this week’s blog, we will talk about the mid-market sector of companies and what that means for your job search.
What is Mid-Market?
Mid-market companies are defined as those which have between $10 million and $1 billion in annual revenue. There are mom-and-pop shops and there are multinational corporations. Mid-market companies make up the middle ground, the majority leaning closer to small businesses. These companies are usually reasonably established in their market and have anywhere from a couple hundred to 1,000 employees. However, some companies may employ a much larger number while only having resources similar to mid-market enterprises. This is why it’s important to consider market dominance, actionable resources, and financial health. These are all important aspects when determining if the company is functionally mid-market.
Advantages of Working for Mid-Market
Since these companies perch the fence between small and big, they present many advantages. Smaller businesses often do a great job of prioritizing the well-being of their employees. The chain of command is shorter, so those making decisions are usually more involved with the concerns of their employees since they get more chances to interact with them. This also improves the upward mobility of team members since their efforts and achievements will stand out more in a smaller crowd. They will also tend to carry more responsibilities and have more chances to expand their professional interests. This makes smaller companies an excellent choice for younger professionals who are still deciding on the perfect career.
Larger businesses have more resources at their disposal, which can usually mean access to larger projects or responsibilities. Their competition will likely have similar resources. This can mean that working for larger companies can sharpen your skills as the stakes get higher. The bigger the enterprise, the higher likelihood they have integrated their services, which means you might be exposed to a larger slice of the industry during your time there. You will also probably have more opportunities for professional development since the company will be able to afford such measures.
Mid-market companies do an excellent job of balancing these two categories. They usually have the close culture to promote your wellbeing found in small businesses and the market dominance and resources to sharpen your skills found in larger enterprises. As such, they are the most versatile of companies in terms of on-the-job experiences and make-your-way culture.
Finding Work in Mid-Market
Finding Employment in Mid-Market
If you are interested in such a company, you likely want to know how to work for one. Fortunately, you can find a role in easier in mid-market companies than in tiny or huge businesses. Since they are fairly large businesses, they are often hiring for an assortment of positions. However, since they are by no means household names, they may not have the awareness to attract droves of applicants. This will make for a less competitive pool when you enter the hiring process.
The tight-knit factor comes into play here too. Professional connections can be more greatly leveraged in mid-market companies. This can get you facetime with more important members of the organization versus much larger companies. This could mean more opportunities to display your skills or more personal options to get an interview such as interacting via social media.
As an alternative to professional connections, staffing firms will often seek to work with mid-market clients and work to find the right professional. Recruiters working for staffing firms can bridge the relationship between consultants and companies to find the right fit. Since these recruiters strive to find the most qualified professional every time, they build trust and strong relationships with their clients making staffing solutions a great method of securing a mid-market job.
Where We Fall
blueStone Staffing Solutions is a mid-market firm that holds the small/large balance as a core value. Though we have seen massive success in our market over the years, we strive for humility and try to remember that our tight-knit and people-first culture is a major reason for our growth. It’s the reason that our clients can count on us for top-tier staffing services. It’s also why our team trusts blueStone to back them with excellence.
If you are a recruiter, salesperson, or developer in search of a fulfilling position, come speak with us about an opportunity to work for blueStone or find that perfect staffing opportunity. Many of our recruiters work with mid-market clients to provide staffing solutions.
blueStone Staffing is a Certified Woman-Owned IT Staffing Company. We were founded in 2002. One of North America’s premier staffing firms, we assist mid-tier to Fortune 500 clients. We find talented candidates that can help complete your project on time and within budget. Our company is transforming the staffing industry. blueStone has excelled over the last 19 years, becoming the vendor of choice for many of the Fortune 1000 companies located in the United States. We hope to be the consultant that you trust your professional IT project needs to! We will surround you with meaningful attention. Our team creates long-term relationships with our clients, candidates, and associates. In brief, we help great people execute their vision.
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