Taking risk is a habit that young business people should develop right away according to Vijay Eswaran. People are used to the conservative idea that they should look to work for someone else. The safe play is to gain work experience before venturing out on their own.
However, the world moves at a fast pace. This affects the types of jobs that are available. Artificial intelligence, robotics and automation will soon take over.
Vijay Eswaran understands the concept of gaining work experience. Yet, he believes it is possible to gain this experience and also create jobs at the same time. First time job seekers should look for opportunities that match the qualifications that they have acquired.
Sometimes a person has to make a decision on whether they want to work for an established corporation or a startup company. The job seeker must do a thorough evaluation of all options in order to make an informed decision. It is important that the chosen work environment matches the employee’s personality according to Vijay. Read more: Dato’ Sri Vijay Eswaran Speaks At World Economic Forum 2016
Startup companies and large firms both have advantages and disadvantages. However, it is important to understand the potential life cycle of a startup company that will eventually grow into a corporate organization.
First-time job seekers will normally have the opportunity to be team leaders with a startup company. If a person comes up with an idea at a startup, they are going to be held accountable for it from beginning to end. There is no delegation because the company is too small. This is one unique aspect of working for a startup company.
Vijay knows that it is essential that the job seeker buys into the vision of the startup company that they decide to work for. It is a fast-paced environment that is always changing because the company is growing at a rapid rate. This is in complete contrast to a large corporate company where things move slower and there is a set operating procedure for everything.
Vijay Eswaran is a businessman from Malaysia. He is currently the executive chairman of QI Group. The company has its headquarters in Hong Kong. Vijay’s father worked for the Ministry of Labour in Malaysia.
His mother was a teacher. He earned a socio-economic degree from the London School of Economics. He would stay in Europe for a while before moving on to obtain an MBA from Southern Illinois University. Around this time Eswaran began to discover multi-level marketing.