2019 graduated international students have hard time to get hired in Japan

2019-07-21 TOPICS , WORK
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Compared to other countries, students start job hunting much earlier. Typically, juniors in Japan start to get ready for job hunting in June. As a result, it has been revealed that 63.4 % of domestic students get jobs by July in their senior years, whereas only 24.2 % of international students have jobs. It is highly recommended that international students need to start job hunting much earlier.

Results of job hunting for international students in 2019

A survey of job hunting and its related subjects was conducted of international students who are expected to graduate (currently seniors in college and the second year in graduate school) in March, 2019 by DISCO Inc.  (Time frame for the survey: June 28th, 2018 to July 18th, 2018. 277 Participants).

Results of job hunting for international students in 2019 (issued August 2018)
https://www.disc.co.jp/wp/wp-content/uploads/2018/08/fs201808.pdf (Japanese)

Survey Item

  1. Current Japanese skill
  2. Expectation of your ideal position in the future
  3. Kinds of expected companies you are looking for
  4. Reasons of your job hunting in Japan
  5. Images of Japanese corporations
  6. Expected size and kinds of corporations you are looking for
  7. Critical points for you to look for corporations
  8. Internship
  9. Expected start day of work
  10. The number of corporations you have applied for and its outcome
  11. Difficulty of your job hunting
  12. Things you expect corporations to focus on
  13. Important/helpful information for your job hunting and information you expect corporation to provide
  14. The sources of your information for your job hunting
  15. Systems and customs that you don’t think it is appropriate in Japan

Survey Summary

Targets: International students who are expected to graduate in March 2019 (currently seniors in college and the second year in graduate school).
Survey method: Online survey
Survey term: June 28th, 2018 to July 18th, 2018
Sample size: 2,769 international students who are registered in “Career+ Syukatsu 2019”


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