Recently, at a student’s forum at Universiti Malaya, Vijay Eswaran said that higher learning institutions should support graduates to become job creators instead of job seekers.
The QI Group’ executive director noted that students should be motivated to take risks and create employment. According to him, conservative thinking habitually leads students to work for other people prior to venturing out on their own to achieve work experience.
Vijay Eswaran said that the world is moving forward quickly and artificial intelligence is changing jobs, as robotics and automation take over. Additionally, the population has increased.
Nevertheless, the Chinese, South Koreans, Japanese and Taiwanese are willing to gain experience first although they want to be their own bosses. They also want to create jobs as they lure others to work in their businesses. Read more: Dato’ Sri Vijay Eswaran Speaks At World Economic Forum 2016
He also advised individuals seeking jobs for the first time to seek for positions that would match their skills and qualification. An individual may choose to work for an established company or a start-up.
The decision that individuals make should be based on extensive considerations of the pros and cons of both surroundings regarding how it would suit their preferences and personalities.
Vijay Eswaran pointed out that in all honesty, no person has it easy. Even on the other side, people are still going to find new complaints. However, it is vital to gain understanding of the several stages of development in a business life cycle from the startup phase to corporate level. He remarked that students should be the leaders and the team leader in a startup.
They have to come up with an idea and implement it to the end. According to Vijay Eswaran, the greatest benefit of startup experience is that there is little delegation. Students must be ready to fully support the vision of the startup once they sign a contract with them.
He also shared his experience saying that working in a startup was actually more fast-paced and always changing. In addition, in startups, there is a lot of action and free communication unlike the more structured and slower-paced corporate environment.
Notably, students have to consider the factors that are important to help them work toward their goals. Moreover, the choice of the place to work depends on individuals’ personality, work style and distinctive needs to determine what will be best for them and their profession.
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