Consider…YOU WANT TO WORK AT A START UP?(C) 2013 JORDAN RIDGE LLC
NOT EVERYONE IS CUT OUT TO WORK AT A START UPThat is not to say that people who work at start upsare superior to others, rather they may simply havea different outlook or physical circumstance.(C) 2013 JORDAN RIDGE LLC
Look at three career elements before taking theplunge with a start up.• Your goals• Can you do the job• Personal opportunity cost(C) 2013 JORDAN RIDGE LLC
YOUR GOALS(C) 2013 JORDAN RIDGE LLCWhy would anyone want to work for a company,which, by definition of being a start up, is likely tofail?• Dreams of big money• Social cachet• The excitement of the fast pace• Desire to build a business from “nothing”
(C) 2013 JORDAN RIDGE LLCBeyond those reasons,you’re probably just looking for a job,and you’re probably looking in the wrong place.
(C) 2013 JORDAN RIDGE LLCAnd if your only goals for working at a start up areto cash in big or for social value, you will bedisappointed.
(C) 2013 JORDAN RIDGE LLCIf your main goals include growing a business orthriving in an exciting, fast-paced environment, youare much more likely to personally succeed at astart up, and to help it succeed as well.
CAN YOU DO THE JOB?(C) 2013 JORDAN RIDGE LLC“Of course I can do the job” is your answer.But…
(C) 2013 JORDAN RIDGE LLCCan you think beyond the job description?