One thing that business leader Vijay Eswaran believes in is that colleges and universities need to focus on helping students become job creators rather than job seekers. Read more: Executive Chairman of QI Group Vijay Eswaran Talks Business and Philanthropy
Entrepreneurship is vital in order to economies to prosper and grow. As an entrepreneur himself, Vijay Eswaran founded QI Group and serves as its executive chairman. He has a wealth of experience in taking risks and creating employment and encourages others to take these challenges on.
According to Vijay Eswaran, it is thinking too conservatively to encourage students to get a job somewhere working for someone else. It’s better to encourage them to start a business while they’re young and forgo working for someone else. Most people go through life as a job seeker and due to this they get locked into one mode of thinking when it comes to their careers.
Vijay Eswaran often addresses groups as a speaker. He recently spoke at Universiti Malaya to a student’s forum. He talked with the students about how technology is rapidly changing the job picture.
Between artificial intelligence, robotics, and automation jobs are being rapidly changed in almost every industry. He also talked about how people in a number of Asian countries such as South Korea, Japan, China, and Taiwan are very much willing to start new businesses and creating jobs for others.
If one is going to be a job seeker Vijay Eswaran says you do need to make some decisions based on your qualifications and personality. The big one is deciding between you’d rather work for an established company or instead get a job at a startup. Both have pros and cons to them in risk vs. reward. He says that picking either path comes with its challenges and nobody in the business world has it easy.
It was at a startup that Vijay Eswaran decided to start his own professional career. At his company he says it was very fast-paced, much more so than it would ever be at a more structured corporation. Some people he notes just do better at a fast-paced startup while others need the structure that an established company provides.