During a student’s forum at Universiti Malaya, Vijay Eswaran, a Malaysian businessman and QI Group executive chairman, spoke about job seeking.
Vijay emphasized that higher learning institutions should encourage scholars to become job creators instead of being job seekers. Conventionally, graduates believe in securing employment to gain job experience before thinking of building their own businesses. However, the economy has changed.
With technology, things are moving first considering that manual jobs are being replaced by artificial intelligence, robotics and automation. The situation has been intensified by the increasing population whose demand suffocates job supply. According to Vijay, the only way out of this situation is by adopting a mentality of a job creator straight from school.
While discouraging the “job-seeking” mentality among graduates, Vijay Eswaran applauded Japanese, Taiwanese and South Korean students for their willingness to get job experience first and leave to create their own jobs. On the other hand, Vijay took time to share insights on effective job hunting. He advised graduates to settle for positions that match their qualifications. Read more: Vijay Eswaran – Philanthropies and Vijay Eswaran | Professional Profile – LinkedIn
One should keenly analyze the pros and cons of all available options to determine the one that suits their personality, goals and preferences. Talking about startups, Vijay said that the environment is ever-changing and more fast-paced compared to corporate environments that are more structured and slow-paced. Startups have a lot of action and freedom of communication.
An individual should understand the environment that best suits his or her work style and personality among other specific needs. In addition, Vijay advised students to be leaders and team members.
Vijay Eswaran is a renowned business leader who has proved his abilities through the guidance of the multilevel marketing group of companies, the QI Group. The company invests in travel, telecommunications, wellness, training, media, luxury products and corporate investments.
Eswaran has spoken at various management and business forums. As an author, he has written different books, including “In the Sphere of Silence” (2005), In the Thinking Zone (2008) and “Stepping Stones” (2010). His has received several accolades including the “Malaysia Business Awards.”
Moreover, he is a recipient of the New Global Indian (NGI) award and Lifetime Regional Philanthropy award. Vijay founded the RYTHM Foundation, a charity unit of the QI Group, to engage in corporate social responsibilities on behalf of the company.