Datuk Seri Vijay Eswaran is a QI Executive chairman who is greatly concerned with the current education system that only teaches on job seeking. Vijay’s strong message is for the graduates to be encouraged to be job creators and not job seekers.
Vijay says that it is the conservative thinking that often leads many graduate students into working for someone before they venture out on their own into gaining work experience. He inspires graduates to be risk takers in job creation rather than be job seekers who are always locked into one chain or the other. Read more: Dr. Vijay Eswaran – Co-Founder and Executive Chairman of the QI Group of Companies
During a student’s forum at the University of Malaya, Vijay expressed his concern on the fast moving of the world and the jobs being taken over by the artificial intelligence, robotics, and automation, even as the world population increases.
Speaking about the Chinese, Japanese, Taiwanese, and the South Koreans, Vijay says that they are however willing to first gain experience, be their own bosses and create jobs as they lure others to work for them. For first-time job seekers, Vijay advises that they seek for posts matching their qualifications. Learn more about Vijay Eswaran: http://www.qigroup.com/2013/11/vijay-eswaran-makes-ceo-of-the-year/
Graduates should either choose to work for a start-up or an established firm. The decisions taken should be under careful consideration of the pros and cons of the work environment and also how it will suit the preferences and the personalities.
Vijay honestly points out that no one will find it easy even on the other side of the bridge. There are still going to be complaints. Vijay says that it is crucial to have a good understanding of the business development cycle from the start until it reaches a corporate level.
When students sign up to work for a startup, Vijay advises that they should enter into a psychological contract and push on their vision. He shares his personal experience working in a startup where there was free communication and a lot of actions as compared to the more structured and established the corporate environment.
Vijay admonishes graduates to consider factors that will help them work toward achieving their goals. He challenges the graduate to determine ways that will be best for them and their careers.