As the world is moving forward at a much faster pace, jobs have significantly changed as well and most introduced artificial intelligence and robotics into their workforce. With this kept in mind, it is best that graduates should be encouraged to start their own businesses rather than seek jobs that will probably be taken over by automatons.
The QI Groups executive chairman, Datuk Seri Vijay Eswaran stresses that graduates from higher learning institutions should take risks and create employment for themselves and others. Vijay Eswaran believes that conservative thinking can lead to a student to feel that they should automatically work for someone else before starting any type of entrepreneurial venture to gain work experiences. Read more: Vijay Eswaran – Philanthropies and Dato’ Sri Vijay Eswaran Speaks At World Economic Forum 2016
Vijay recently visited the University of Malaya to discuss his views during a student’s forum. He explained to the students that countries like China, Japan, South Korea and Taiwan are open and willing to get experience first, thus they want to be their own bosses and lure others to work for them.
During the forum he also advised students to look for a post that matched their qualifications while seeking a first-time job. Whether it is for a startup or a major firm, he explained that there will always be pros and cons and the work environment should be desirable to suit your own personality and preferences.
Vijay Eswaran shared his own experiences when he worked for a startup company, he said it was very fast-paced and there was more free communication. A standard corporation’s environment was structured so everything was almost predictable and slow-paced, this was something to take into consideration when applying for a job.
Vijay Eswaran serves as the executive chairman of the QI Group, a multinational e-commerce conglomerate that caters to various businesses across the globe. Vijay was born in Penang, Malaysia on October 7th, 1960.
He graduated from the London School of Economics in 1984 with a degree in socio-economics. After taking an interest in binary system marketing during his stay in the United Kingdom, he swiftly received a professional qualification from CIMA, UK. He later enrolled at the Southern Illinois University to receive an MBA.