The quality of education in our higher learning institutions has greatly improved. One thing that this education system is failing us with is its objectives.
Despite the huge improvements, the education system has locked in the brains of scholars who instead of thinking outside the box on how to become job creators, these graduates are still thinking on how to be job seekers.
During a recent forum organized by students at the University of Malaya, Vijay Eswaran, the QI Group co-founder and executive chairperson had a special message to the undergraduates.
According to the executive, students should desist from the conservative way of thinking of first getting employed and be inspired to take up risks and create their own employment opportunities. Read more: Five Minutes With Dr. Vijay Eswaran, Executive Chairman, QI Group of Companies
While this is true, it does not mean that being employed first is bad. Vijay notes that the likes of the Chinese, Japanese, South Koreans and Taiwanese prefer getting the job experience before becoming their own bosses.
If you decide to go that route then Vijay Eswaran advices on certain things. First things first, if you are a first time job seeker, the most important thing you need to do is to ensure you match your qualifications to the job position.
This point should lead to the second point, the type of business to work for. There is the need to choose the organization you are interested in working with critically. Learn more about Vijay Eswaran: http://www.dnaindia.com/topic/vijay-eswaran and https://www.amazon.in/Sphere-Silence-Vijay-Eswaran-ebook/dp/B008VEC2UI
Whether you opt for an established firm or a startup, weigh out the pros and cons of each and ensure that they are able to give you the experience and satisfaction you are looking for. According to Vijay Eswaran, neither of the options is better than the other and the choice will depend heavily on an individual.
About Vijay Eswaran
Vijay Eswaran the executive Chairperson and co-founder of QI Group of Companies is one individual with a passion for education.
On a number of occasions Mr. Vijay has given talks about the importance of education to the extend of being awarded with the Special Award for Education Entrepreneurship and Leadership during the Malaysian Education Summit.
Mr. Eswaran was schooled in some of the best US and UK universities. After graduating, he was employed at IBM. The executive retired and returned to Asia in 1990s where he founded the famous QI Group conglomerate.