If I was a betting man I would bet you work for a small company (99employees or less). Odds are I would be right half the time. How did I come up with those numbers? Using some math and stats I found on the Internet.
About 24% of the working population are public employees (i.e. employed by government). The remaining 76% are employed by private companies with just a hair under 70% working for a company of less then 100 employees.
That means if 100 employed people are reading this blog post at the same time then:
- 24 are Public Employees
- 7 work at Large Companies (500+)
- 15 work at Medium Companies (100 – 499)
- 54 work at Small Companies (1-99)
Pro tip for job seekers: don’t just apply to large companies. Apply to small companies you never heard of because they hire a lot more people.