Cofounder Director at MakeMyJob
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There is no secret recipe or magical formula to become an effective leader overnight. It is a process of trial and error, successes and failures. I see all experiences as learning experiences. For me, the rule is simple -Never stop learning, develop new skills, practice new behaviors and improve on weaknesses!
Current work profile
I am a Co-founder, Director of MakeMyJob, a division of Techtree Technologies Pvt Ltd. MakeMyJob is one of the fastest growing specialized talent search company in the core technology space with expertise in different technology verticals. We are working primarily with cutting edge product start-ups/VC backed/private Equity/Large product MNC’s companies and helping them in their staffing needs right from fresher to executive level tech hiring. We have client presence in all the major Hi-tech locations of India and have extensive candidate reach in India as well as oversees.
We focus on four core areas: Management Consulting, Career Counselling, Executive Search, Staffing & Recruitment.
As a cofounder Director, my role is to build and execute strategies for MakeMyJob and our client companies who are seeking the best talent around the globe along with operational planning and implementation, business expansion and overall business management.
A successful leader makes an effort to learn and practise skills. Leading by example goes a lot further than the words alone. Leadership to me is being able to bring out the best in other people.
Some of the more essential components are: Good subject Matter knowledge; the skills and ability to communicate, build teams, vision – backed by results, and take risks; and, a value for individuals, the group, and its responsibilities.
I believe compassion is another attribute of a strong leader. A great leader ought to have sympathy and empathy for humankind. People must believe in you personally to choose to follow you. Credibility is earned not given.
Advice to managers
Entrepreneurship is about the professional and personal challenges, the highs and lows, the failures and the success.
Perseverance: It is one of the key factors to be considered, the ability to be disciplined, persistent, going ahead is spite of the difficulties, failures and opposite forces that could affect the expected course of any transformational project or strategic business initiative where he/she participates actively.
Doing things right
Focusing on business pro-actively
Doing Market research/SWOT Analysis and proper due diligence before getting into business areas
Hiring the right/quality talent for the delivery and business facing roles.
Maintaining the sustainable competitive advantage
Balancing work-life and flexible work arrangements
Employee engagement models and comprehensive training schedules to boost confidence and overall development efforts.
Planning, Execution & measuring growth strictly, timelines & target plays an important role in expansion of our business
Important career decisions
Choosing a career is one of the most important decisions people make in life.
Almost 3 years ago, I’d reached a point in my career where I realized I needed to inspire myself again. Keeping future prospects, long term benefits, overall development and perseverance in mind; I decided to be an Entrepreneur in the high tech Staffing industry which is my core competency & passion as well.
A leader cannot achieve success alone. The old notion that a leader is "the top of the pyramid" is false. So to identify grievances and to take appropriate steps immediately to eliminate the causes of such grievance is utmost important. Just as we invest time and energy into building and sustaining a healthy relationship with our family and close friends, similarly we try to nurture and grow a productive relationship with our employees, especially those that are struggling. We get involve with group members and enable them to act by providing technical assistance, emotional support and vision.
There are many possible causes for employee dissatisfaction like Personal issues, Family problems, stressed interpersonal relationships in the workplace etc. We try to spot a potential problem and to accurately diagnose the situation and get to the root underlying cause(s).
We provide liberty to the individuals to walk up to the management team in case of a doubt and clear things. We believe the hierarchy should not be too complicated as it leads to confusions and disputes among employees.
We ensure that all important communication takes place on an open forum for everyone to get a common picture. Any employee should not feel neglected or left out.
We ensure effective grievance procedure as it redresses the grievance to mutual satisfaction of both the employees and the managers. It also helps the management to frame policies and procedures acceptable to the employees. It becomes an effective medium for the employees to express feelings, discontent and dissatisfaction openly and formally.
Steve Jobs -The best CEO of our time, for his vision and mastering the execution of it. A great innovator, leader and a very simple man.
There are many valuable lessons we can learn from his experiences. It doesn’t take a genius education to actually be educated. You don’t need a degree to succeed. You don’t need to get into the best school possible to succeed. You just have to believe in yourself, and never let anyone else get in the way of your dreams.
I come from a middle-class family. My dad worked with BILT Industries Ltd, Maharashtra and got retired in his 50’s and my mother is a home maker. My younger sister is married and settled in Chennai and my brother in law is working with Infosys.
My outlook on India technological development
We cannot transform the ecosystem over-night. All great things take time.
Earlier there were lot of gaps in (1) govt regulation, (2) infrastructure development, and (3) seed/early-stage support from “mentor” funds/VCs to nurture this budding ecosystem and also India was lacking in the entrepreneurial spirit and skills. Hence there was lack of availability of skilled staff with a product mindset. Poor risk appetite of Indian entrepreneurs and MIND-SET was also hindering the growth of Product Ecosystem. Also, it’s hard to build product companies when the markets for these products are elsewhere, but now, with India emerging as a major market for high-tech products/services, country is slowly emerging as a provider of IT products.
The country saw around 1,282 product start-ups between the year 2008 and 2012 and Nasscom forecasts that the country’s software product revenue will grow to $11 billion per year by 2015.