Career Key

Author: Career Key's President and CEO, Juliet Wehr Jones, GCDF, J.D.

Wednesday, March 26, 2008

Start a Business with People Like You

As you should know by now, our companion websites The Career Key and The Self-Employment Key both rely on the well known and researched Holland's Theory of Career Choice as the basis for making good decisions about careers and starting a business. I recently enjoyed this post from Mark Cuban's popular blog that contains among other smart tips for startups, advice related to Holland's Theory (probably without him knowing it):

"hire people who you think will love working there [your startup]."

This fits in perfectly with Holland's Theory that people like to be around others who have similar personalities. In choosing a career or business, it means that people choose jobs where they can be around other people who are like them. Has this been your experience?

1 comment:

Paul Singh said...

While I don't entirely disagree, it's been my experience that you don't want to surround yourself with a bunch of "yes men" either.

As it all things, balance is important - sure, find some people like yourself (you'll probably like them) but don't discount the need for hiring the "agitator" to help stir the pot from time to time.