With the current state of global affairs, it is a consensus that there is the need of institutions of higher to develop individuals who are job creators instead of job seekers. With the significant reduction of job opportunities globally, job creators are the perfect answer to unemployment moving forward. Learn more about Vijay Eswaran: https://www.entrepreneur.com/article/244124 and https://ideamensch.com/dr-vijay-eswaran/
QI group chairman shares the same sentiments, Datuk Seri Eswaran states that students ought to be inspired to take the risk and venture into the creation of employment opportunities.
He discourages the conservative thinking held by many that necessitate the need for students to work with other individuals and companies before venturing out into self-employment.
Considering the technological boom being experienced globally most jobs are currently being automated. What this means is that robotics and artificial intelligence is now looking to replace the workforce, therefore, leading to job cuts. Read more: Dato’ Sri Vijay Eswaran Speaks At World Economic Forum 2016
This is a risky move as the global population increases and means that the future generation of students may then be unemployed, argued out Vijay during a student forum held at the University of Malaya.
Vijay was quick to point the difference in ideology between students from the broader Asian region when compared to students from other areas of the world.
According to him, students of Asian regions have taken a different mentality to employment as a majority of them prefer being their bosses, therefore have set out to create employment opportunities for themselves and in turn luring others to work for them.
During the forum, Vijay Eswaran stated that it was paramount for students and first-time job seekers to search for career opportunities that would match their interest and qualifications. It is at this point that he urged this group of individuals to consider working for startups than the more established firms.
From Vijay’s experience, working for a startup tends to be more rewarding as it is fast paced when compared to working with corporates that are structured since the flow of information and implementation of various decisions is slow.
Finally, Vijay elaborates that when taking an employment position at a startup, job seekers and students need to enter a psychological contact with these institutions to allow them to shoulder the startup’s vision.