Mr. Muralitharan is my student who worked for Photon Infotech (as Business Development Executive) for a year and three months and he is going to join 4i apps soon as Pre Sales Executive. This guy normally questions me in the class and ask doubts for which I was not able to reply most of the times. With his own effort and hard work he got placed in Photon Infotech. He came back to college today to get his degree certificate.

Inbetween, today we had a small conversation on what students should to gain and understand to get into the right career. Murali himself has transformed into a seasoned professional. I think the corporate world certainly does better than the academics or may be we can call that as maturity also. He wanted to share few things to the students who are going to complete their studies, I’m putting it here for everyone to read.

#Communication – Be it spoken or written, you must excel in this. Without communications skills surviving in the corporate world is really a tough challenge.

#Story telling – You must know how to narrate a story. In the book Marketing 3.0 written by Philip Kotler, he dedicates a chapter for Story telling that shows the need of story telling. If you are getting into Business development, you must know how to tell a story. Even if you are in any other jobs, it is good to develop this skill.

#Analyse the industry – Very compelling suggestion given by him. Work out really hard to understand the industry, do a proper organizational study and industry study while choosing a career.

#Career choice – Find out the job that fits you better and don’t compromise at any cost. Get into the job that you need. But be focused on the career. Study the entire career growth path when you choose a career, right from the start to the end.

#Salary – Don’t opt for a job just because it give you more money. Ensure that you learn a lot from the job than the money.

#Branded companies – He suggested to get into startups and work. Start ups will give you an eco system that promotes learning and gives an opportunity to learn multiple jobs at the same time. Branded companies will put you into one particular area and doesn’t let you to learn other things.

#About class – When you hear a new concept or topic, ensure that you learn it with real-time examples. Listening to the class without it will not help.

In general he told, the expectation don’t match and the industry is really hard. You must battle to survive in the corporate life.