Companies at different stages of their business are looking for different types of people. Of course, the cliché ? more risk, more reward ? does not fit for all. It is important to understand your skillset before you choose your path. Sometimes a high-flying executive from a blue chip company who gets enamored by “early stage companies” may not necessarily be a good fit, and vice versa. In reality, the “roll up your sleeves” environment may be more challenging than perceived.
John Greathouse, partner at Rincon Venture Partners, a US based early stage venture capital firm shows how companies require different skillset at different stages of growth. As John puts it: Proper Stage = Proper Hire.
You can read more about it in his blog ? infoChachkie (click on the link)
As founders of venture backed companies, what personality trait do you look for in candidates when hiring?
Few resources (Click on the link):
- Quora: What questions should you be asking before you decide to leave your current (non-startup) job and work at a startup?
- Fast Company: 8 Reasons to Choose a Startup over Corporate Job
- Steve Blank: A Startup is Not a Smaller version of a Larger Company
- Economic Times: Reality of start-ups: Executives used to privileges now have to make do with small budgets, fewer perks