Keep knocking on doors, “one door will open“. Shyam Batra is an inspirational entrepreneur who “took the plunge“. Shyam expresses that a person doesn’t always have to work for someone else, starting a business of your own can be just as exciting and actually, a lot more rewarding.
Gain some knowledge from a man who is on his way to success with his very own consultancy company.
1.What is your full name, the company you work for and your position within the company?
My name is Shyam Batra and I have many businesses but my latest and newest one is my own consultancy business called Goodwill Consulting. I am the CEO. We specialise in giving advice to businesses who want to increase their turnover.
2.In what ways does the company you work for accommodate for graduates?
At the moment, it is new so there isn’t much going on. However, I’m sure over time we will love to have grads and interns come in to learn and make a career.
3.What is the current market like for internships, long-term careers, and other opportunities? Please describe.
The current market should be accommodating; however, the uncertainty of Brexit should not be an issue, but if grads cannot find the field they want then perhaps an internship may be a door opener when businesses see a person is valuable to the business. After that, I’m sure a long term job offer will be given.
4.Do you have any advice you can give to the current graduate market in your field?
My advice is to keep knocking on doors of businesses it’s the only way you get in! I would also recommend grads to look at starting their own business too, we don’t always have to work for somebody, the world has so many openings. My field is consulting. I feel you need workable experience and therefore you need a place to start. If a grad feels she/he cannot or does not want to start a business then as I said before, knock on doors. Internship does not always mean no money, of course, it is best to negotiate a fee but what you will learn, money won’t buy!
5.Do you have any tips for students studying in your area of expertise?
Yes, find a place to learn and gain experience!
6.Any final words/inspirations for students and graduates in relation to the world of work?
Yes, I started on my own and I took the plunge!! But it’s not dangerous and you have nothing to lose!
What do people really know? Use your mind and your abilities and don’t be scared. As I said before, knock on doors one door will open!
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A motivational Q&A with a great, inspirational businessman. “What you will learn, money won’t buy.” Sometimes in life, the best and most valuable assets are those that cannot be bought. Stay mindful and be open to all opportunities, you don’t know how good of an opportunity it is.
Interviewed by Gemma Smith