|Kris Gopalakrishnan, InfoSys|
|MBS Movember winners!|
Although its probably true that Mr. Gopalakrishnan was not referring to moustaches during his talk, it’s clear that the points he made can be translated far beyond the mundane world of being the leader in global IT services: It can work for the biggest consumer products, the smallest products, and it can even work for your facial hair.
You may be wondering how this applies to you: You’re trying to get rid of the moustache that you have, or don’t even have one in the first place, or don’t care about facial hair. Well, it is recruiting time again at MBS, and when there are heaps of talented students coupled with a global job marketplace that continues to be volatile, more than ever you need to find your own version of the moustache comb in order to land that super job. To that point, last term a couple of guys from Google stopped by to chat with the MBS students, and I remember one of them telling us ‘Don’t put on your resume that you like to travel,’ i.e. same won’t get your resume pulled off the stack. It may be common sense, and I am sure it is something you’ve heard before, but now is the time when you need to pay attention, be creative, go out on a limb, and make yourself stand out. And if you don’t want to listen to me, listen to Steve Jobs and his now famous quote ‘Stay hungry; Stay foolish’ - hungry enough to write the 49th cover letter like it was it was your first, and foolish enough to get yourself noticed.