Datuk Seri Vijay Eswaran of the QI Group inspired students at Universiti Malaya to take more risks and be their own bosses. At the students’ forum at the university, the Executive Chairman said that institutes of higher learning should encourage students to create jobs of their own rather than just to seek jobs. Read more; Dr. Vijay Eswaran – Co-Founder and Executive Chairman of the QI Group of Companies
In addition, he encouraged students to embrace forward thinking and venturing on their own to gain experience. ‘In the box thinking’, as he said, led students to believe that working for someone in a company was preferred then later on ventured on their own. This, in turn, has led to the mentality of being job seekers rather than creators.
In addition, he spoke of how the Chinese, Japanese, South Korean and Taiwanese were willing to gain experience first, and then create jobs for other people while they are their own superiors.
Vijay talked of how automation, artificial intelligence and robotics has impacted the job sector within the years, saying that they are taking over. However, the world’s population has also grown within the same period.
Vijay Eswaran inspired the students to be on the lookout for jobs that were at per with their qualifications as first-time job seekers.
He pointed out that first-time job seekers would have to put some thought into joining either a start-up company or an established firm. As he said, the preferable choice would have to be one that best suits your personality and have a comfortable work environment.
Leadership and team spirit were the most needed qualities in a first-time job seeker while working at a startup.
Having begun at a startup himself, he pointed out how important it was to come up with an idea and follow it through until it was accomplished. Vijay later pointed out that considering essential factors helped towards achieving one’s goals.
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