TREAT PEOPLE AS IF THEY WERE WHAT THEY OUGHT TO BE...
... and you will help them to become what they are capable of being.
Here, Goethe may have given one of the best advice to people hiring young professionals.
I had the chance to discuss with a top-executive at SoundCloud to have his feedback on what would be, to him, the smartest professional move of a soon-to-be graduate interested in innovative projects but not ready yet to launch his/her own project. His advice was clear: “Go in a company where you learn, where you develop a framework of thinking, and where you are treated as a real professional.” Go be treated as what you are capable of being.
I feel that's the beauty of growing startups today. If we have the chance to find a project meaningful to us, a team we trust and admire, and an organization that gives us the bandwidth and support to do our best work, there is a fairly honest probability we will learn a lot. Join this transparent company in which we can work closely with experienced people, benefit from leadership vacuums, and make a name for ourselves.
There is no such is as being treated as what we ought to be.