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A survey by job information giant MyNavi found that there has been a sharp increase in online companies from the start of the month when emergency situations were declared, with university students graduating next spring from hiring activities.
The survey was conducted last month from 24 th to 30th, and about 2,100 students were members of the information site.
Accordingly, when students were asked about corporate job interviews, the percentage of interviews that they said they received online increased to 82.6 in the first half of April, when a state of emergency was declared, compared to 41 in the second half of March.
In the second half of April, it reached 94.6%, indicating that most companies switched to online interviews because they were unable to conduct face-to-face interviews.
In addition, 91% of students said that the environment for employment is more demanding for themselves than their seniors.
When asked why with multiple responses, 51.4% said that the effects of the spread of the new coronavirus were 85.6, “the economic downturn” was 56.6, and “I think the number of companies employed would decrease.”
There is widespread concern among students about the worsening employment environment caused by the new coronavirus, and attention is being focused on the recruitment trends of major companies that will begin interviews starting next month.
All online companies until the final interview
Some companies do recruitment activities online without meeting students from company briefings to final interviews.
Tsuchiya Bag Factory, a bag manufacturer in Adachi-ku, Tokyo, has been canceling company briefings and interviews scheduled nationwide due to the new coronavirus since February, and all recruitment activities are being carried out online.
Sixteen job-hunting students living in Jordan from Tohoku to Kyushu and even jordan in the Middle East participated in the briefing from their homes. Few students wear classic recruit suits.
One of the challenges for companies is the difficulty of communicating.
On the screen of a computer, students get bored if the same image lasts for a long time. The person in charge increased the number of slides explaining the business content swelled from usual to show the appeal of the company.
Another challenge is how to see through the best students.
Online, the amount of information is really less than meeting students. For this reason, we are increasing the number of interviews and the number of interviewers to proceed with the selection process.
Mr. Tokuda, a freshman who participated from Amami Oshima, where he was returning home, said, “I was glad to be able to participate because I started my job search without being able to return to Tokyo after receiving a state of emergency. I think the atmosphere and the atmosphere of the place will be different between face-to-face and online.”
According to the company, 16 students have been offered job offered so far, 14 of which are students from outside kanto and overseas.
Yuzo Nishijima, who is in charge of recruiting, said, “At first, I was worried, but there is also the advantage of being able to meet a variety of students regardless of the region. I think it is necessary for companies to change the way they adapt to the times.”
Online interviews students are also worried
Mr. Akari Masubuchi, a fourth-year student who attends a university in Tokyo, has been interviewed online since April.
In online interviews, Masubuchi feels that there is a benefit to not having to spend and take the time to move around, but because he can’t actually visit the company, he finds it difficult to get to know the atmosphere of the company.
In addition, in the interaction through the camera of the personal computer, it is said that it is difficult to talk when the other party’s expression is difficult to see, and it is said that it may feel the resistance to hearing it back many times depending on the situation of the communication line.
Mr. Masubuchi challenged for the first time in a “recorded interview” to shoot and send videos he had talked about in advance by the company.
Although it was a photo shoot at home, Mr. Masubuchi wore a recruit suit, checked the notes that summarized the main points beforehand, and practiced repeatedly using his smartphone.
Mr. Masubuchi said, “It’s the first time I’ve talked to the camera alone, so I’m nervous. Online interviews may tell you what you really want to convey, and to be honest, you don’t know what the other person is. It’s hard to get used to it.”
Recently, however, due to the expansion of the area where the state of emergency was lifted, several companies that had suspended their recruitment activities began to receive e-mails telling them the schedule of the interview, mr. Masubuchi said, “I was worried that the next schedule would not be shown and would not be gone, but I felt that i took a step forward. I want to be ready and ready to be interviewed at any time.”