by T. Muralidharan

  1. ISBN: 978-81-291-3571-1
  2. Pages: 168 pages
  3. Date: February 2015


If you want to make it to the top, start your career with the right first job (RFJ).
T. Muralidharan, the Chairman of TMI group and one of India’s top recruiters and career consultants, reveals this secret after studying the résumés of some of the most successful CEOs and leaders.
The old saying, ‘There are many ways to skin a cat’, applies perfectly to career success. While each of these successful people took a different route to the top, all of them started with the RFJ. So, what are the characteristics of the RFJ? How will you find this magic RFJ which can propel you to the top? Does the RFJ vary from person to person? If so, why does it vary? How does it vary? And how does one get the RFJ? This book caters not only to students who will be stepping into the corporate world for the first time, but also to those who are stuck in the wrong job. An Expert’s Guide to Your Right First Job highlights the importance of knowing your personality, finding the right industry, choosing the right first employer and other such important decisions related to your career.
This book is an essential read for anyone who wants to jumpstart their career.


T. Muralidharan is a first-generation serial entrepreneur responsible for five start-ups. He is the founder of the TMI Group, a top HR services firm with pan India operations in talent acquisition and talent development. Its current turnover is in excess of Rs 700 million.

A graduate of IIT Chennai and IIM Ahmedabad, Muralidharan started his first company with an initial investment of Rs 50,000 in 1987. In the past twenty-five years, he has helped over a hundred thousand professionals get jobs. He is a national executive committee member of FICCI and a national board member of the MSME ministry. He is also the founder of India’s first employment van which connects youth to local jobs through mobile technology. His mission is to connect a million youth every year to sustainable jobs and his current passion is to bring disruptive the ‘Waste to Energy Technology’ to India. He is an independent journalist and writer on issues related to career, education, employment and governance in leading newspapers and magazines, including The Hindu, Telangana Today and Sakshi.

He is the author of two bestsellers—An Expert’s Guide to Your Right First Job and a book on 101 jobs for graduates and MBAs. His third book on hiring of Indian talent is in the pipeline.

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