Taking risk is necessary in business. Timing and planning must be carefully done in order to know when to step outside of the box. Vijay Eswaran is convinced that people new to the business arena must take risk as soon as possible. The world changes quickly and creative people must look to create their own jobs. Jobs that are cutting edge today will be falling out of place tomorrow. Advances in technology can chance the entire landscape of an industry. Each person must take responsibility for how their skill set is evolving.
It is important to gain experience in the industry that a person seeking to become established. However, Vijay Eswaran believes that people in the industry should gain experience while creating new jobs at the same time. It is imperative for first-time job seekers to make sure their qualifications are in line with a certain company. Choosing between an established corporation and a startup company is a big decision when looking for the first job. Personality is an important element according to Vijay when trying to fit into the right job position.
Start up companies have very different characteristics from long-term well established corporations. One must understand that the small startup company is on a fast-track to becoming an established corporation itself. Therefore a new executive at a startup will have the opportunity to take on more responsibility and be hands-on with each project. There is no chance to delegate activities because the man power is simply not there. The new team member must buy into the corporate vision of a startup company. The pace will be very fast and change often to match the trends in the market.
Larger corporations will not have this dynamic because it has an operating procedure that is trusted and will move in a certain manner at all times.
Vijay Eswaran originates from Malaysia. He is the son of an educator. His father worked for the ministry of Labour. Vijay went to Europe to extend his studies at the London School of Economics. He then moved on to Southern Illinois University where he obtained a Masters in Business Administration.