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Why Your First Workplace Should Be a Startup

I always found it fascinating to be able to work at a startup company. To be working with the latest and greatest technologies with like minded folks seemed to be the best thing. I joined Iquester Solutions LLP on August 15 2015, two and a half months after I graduated. It turned out to be a great experience, exactly the way I thought it would. I learned a lot and I think everyone looking into a software development careers should join a startup in the beginning of their careers.
Reason #1: Startups tend to use the latest and greatest technologies out there. They generally don't have software written using older technologies which they need to support.
Reason #2: You get to work at your own time and place, even from home. Being a night owl, it was a big plus for me :D
Reason #3: Startups generally have small number of employees. And this is a great learning opportunity. You get to code, you get to test your code, you get to be the support technician, you  get to be the person who handles the company's domains, servers etc. You get to play with different lot of different equipments. You get to be the designer. This is great because, let's say you thought programming was the greatest thing ever and then after working at a startup you come to know that you really like being a server admin. This way you can pursue your career in that direction.
Reason #4: You have the independence to use the tools that you want to use and eat at your desk :D As for me, I wanted to use Ubuntu and Atom on the system allocated to me and the folks at iquesters were cool with it.
Reason #5: The most important thing you get out of working at a startup, is, you get to learn how software development works in the real world. But without the pressure of a corporate. Developing code for production is on a whole different level than programming for fun or at college.

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