STEM Career Tip: When it comes to companies, bigger doesn't always mean better. We hear a lot about multinational corporations and the great positions they offer, which contributes to our sense of desire to secure employment with these companies.
Having your mind set on a specific goal is great motivation, and I applaud the ambition! Although these goals are certainly attainable with the right strategy, I encourage new or transitioning professionals to broaden their job search beyond the household names.
It might take a bit more effort initially, but you'll start to discover all of the fabulous projects happening in smaller companies, often right in your own community. Check your city's small business association; they usually have a directory of local companies. Run a keyword search to find businesses in your industry and then reach out to them!