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Recruit Career announces the “Survey report on Job hunt process as of February 1st” for college students and graduates

On February 27, Recruit Career Co., Ltd. and Shushoku Mirai Laboratory have declared the results of a survey conducted on “Job hunt process” as of February 1st on college students and graduate students who were on survey monitoring.

The “Job offer rate” for college students graduating in 2020 was 5.8% as of February 1, showing an increase of 1.3% than the 2019 graduates the same month. The “Job hunting rate” of college students graduating in 2020 is 87.5% as of February 1, showing an increase of 1.9% as compared to 2019 graduates the same month.

Moreover, there is an increase in respondents saying that “They have not yet decided” the “Industry type”, “Job type” and “Employee size” etc. for “Job seeking preferences”. The “Industry type” stands at 12.4% with 1.2% increase, “Job type” at 17.7% with 1.4% increase, and “Employee size” at 46.6% with 5.1% increase as compared to previous year.

Among them, the “Most preferred industry” is “Information and service industry” on top with 64.6% showing a decrease of 1.7% as compared to last year, followed by “Manufacturing industry” on 45.9% showing a decrease of 4.7% as compared to previous year, and “Distribution operations” on 20.4% showing a decrease of 4.6% as compared to previous year.

Among the “Most preferred jobs”, “Clerical staff related jobs” was on top with 37.6% showing an increase of 0.9% as compared to previous year, followed by “Product planning/ Marketing related jobs” on 33.9% showing a decrease of 5.3% as compared to previous year, and “Sales related jobs” on 32.7% with a decrease of 1.4% as compared to previous year.

Moreover, regarding the preferred “Employee size”, there is a tremendous decrease in the percentage of applicants aspiring for large companies with “1000~4999 people” or “5000 plus people” with decrease of 6.8% and 3.6% respectively as compared to previous year.
In an aggregate data for “Preferences for participation in internship till end of January”, almost 80% of the students said that they do participate in internship. The participation period was mostly “one day” and after participating in internship they were motivated to join the company.

If we see the “Job offer rate” and “Job hunting rate” for 2020 graduate collage students as per the field of specialization, the “Job offer rate” for Arts students was 6.5% with increase of 2.0% as compared to previous year and “Job hunting rate” was 90.0% with increase of 0.5% as compared to previous year. However, the “Job offer rate” for Science students was 4.2% with a decrease of 0.5% as compared to previous year and “Job hunting rate” was 82.1% with a decrease of 4.8% as compared to previous year.
If categorized according to gender, the “Job offer rate” for men was 5.9% with an increase of 0.6% than the previous year and “Job hunting rate” was 88.3% with an increase of 2.8%. On the other hand, the “Job offer rate” for women was 5.5% with an increase of 2.0% than the previous year and “Job hunting rate” was 86.6% with an increase of 0.9%.

Region-wise, “Job offer rate” for Kanto was 7.4% with 0.7% increase than the previous year and “Job hunting rate” was 92.5% with 1.5% increase. Chubu accounted for 6.6% in “Job offer rate” with increase of 5.8% than the previous year and “Job hunting rate” was 79.2% with a decrease of 0.3%. Kinki’s “Job offer rate” was 3.9% with decrease of 0.5% than the previous year and “Job hunting rate” was 87.8% with increase of 4.4% than the previous year. In other areas, the “Job offer rate” was 4.3% with increase of 0.6% than the previous year and “Job hunting rate” was at 84.5% with an increase of 1.2%.

[Reference] “Unofficial list as of February 1, 2019” Survey on job hunting process (2020 graduates) /Press release /Recruit Career

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