45% job hunting rate for university students Lower than last year due to the influence of the new corona May 13 17:03

The job offer rate for college students who are planning to graduate next spring is 45.7% as of the 1st of this month, which is about 5 points lower than the same period last year. It can be seen that companies are cautious about making a job offer while face-to-face interviews are not possible due to the spread of the new coronavirus.

This survey was conducted by recruitment careers giant of job hunting information on the Internet from 1st to 7th of this month for college students who are going to graduate next spring in order to investigate the actual situation of job hunting.

As a result, the job offer rate as of the 1st of this month was 45.7%, which is 5.7 points lower than the same period last year. When asked what they did last month, 35.2% of the respondents said they had been screened in-person such as interviews, which was a significant decrease from 70.1% last year.

On the other hand, the number of “interviews on the web” jumped to 56.9% from 7.6% last year, indicating that the interview was switched from face-to-face to web with the declaration of emergency.

According to Recruit Career, the percentage of unofficial offers is lower than last year, "there are many companies that are cautious about making informal offers only through web interviews, and the impact of the spread of infection also affects recruitment activities."