Job-Hunting Season Kicks Off in Japan (News)


Tokyo, March 1 (Jiji Press)—University and other students in Japan who are due to graduate in spring 2018 kicked off job-hunting activities on Wednesday, when companies were allowed to start offering seminars to provide information about them, including their business operations, for the upcoming graduates.

The job-hunting season is expected to last effectively for only some three months, with students seen starting to obtain informal job contracts as early as in June reflecting firms' strong appetite to hire amid labor shortages.

From June, companies will be allowed to fully begin selection procedures, such as interviews and written exams, under the guidelines set by Keidanren (Japan Business Federation), the nation's biggest business lobby.

In line with the start of the job-hunting season, job information service companies held joint seminars bringing together numerous companies in major Japanese cities on Wednesday.

Among them, Mynavi Corp. held seminars in Tokyo that were streamed live via the Internet for the first time. This was available for viewing by up to 2,000 students in each session, using smartphones or personal computers.

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