Name – Abhijeet Patil
Company– Prime Focus
Tell us something about yourself?
MBA Graduate with Merit from Newcastle University, UK. Currently working as AM – HR handling entire gamut of activities in HR.
Tell us something about your company?
BSE and LSE listed Media Company specializing in Visual Effects and Animation.
According to you, what is management all about?
Management is a very broad term considering the context and nature of business. Management according to me is all about effective utilization of resources and directing them in order achieve the aims and objectives of a company. Managing an organization comprises extensive planning, organizing, staffing, leading and controlling. Today, lot of emphasis is given on people management, work culture, engaging employees, maintaining complete transparency and managing the work-life balance to increase the productivity of the team.
Your views on Corporate World?
Highly Competitive and tough to penetrate! Every year more than 5 lac management graduates are available which makes market very competitive for acquiring the best talent. There is a high demand for people for creativity and innovation rather than text book knowledge. Personal and professional development along with renowned degree is the need of the hour.
What is your philosophy towards work?
Always remember that you are paid for 9 hours of work daily and the rest belongs to you. Hence, managing your work life balance is essential in order to avoid stress and work pressure. Enjoy your work because this is always something that you aspired for.
Tell us about the most fun you have had on the job?
We conduct fun activities every Saturday.
“Earning more and more” is the motive behind doing BMS (Management Course)? Is it justifiable?
Getting a good experience and exposure to corporate environment should be the motto for BMS graduate. Monetary benefits will be available depending on the knowledge you are offering on the table.
Is the Name of the Institute from where a student does his/her BMS important while entering into corporate world?
Depends on the company’s requirement. Big companies will always prefer candidate with good academics whereas SMEs may rate experience much higher than academics. According to me, name of the institute does not matter much during BMS but it is very much essential during MBA. Lot depends on the course content and the facilities provided to hone your skills. Numbers of management institutes in India are mushrooming like anything. It is very important to understand your potential and target few renowned universities that will give you the best guidance and facilities in your desired field. Always check for the university rankings, accreditation and city life if it’s a foreign university.
What message would you like to give to the students aspiring to work at management level?
Thorough planning of your future. I will recommend do not just opt for PG after BMS. Experience is highly rated in a country like India. Gain atleast 3 to 5 years experience before doing Masters. That will even help you in understanding certain concepts during Masters.
Last but not the least, read ECONOMIC TIMES daily to keep yourself updated on world market and economic situation. Surf IMF, Worldbank websites in your free time to know the latest updates.
If you are hiring a person for a job, what would you look for?
Zeal to work, confidence, creativity, communication.
Your feedback for BMS.co.in?
Very good source for hiring fresh talent. Keep it up!