Job hunting for university students is in full swing.While uneasiness is spreading due to new virus, March 1 8:40

Job hunting for university students who will graduate next spring will begin in earnest on a company briefing session starting on the 1st. However, with the spread of the new coronavirus, large-scale joint company briefings have been discontinued one after another, and this is a start in the midst of anxiety among students.

For job hunting for current third-year students, that is, students who graduate in the spring of next year, companies will hold briefings for students from March according to the rules set by the government.

At the same time, a company briefing will begin on the 1st, but this is due to the spread of the new coronavirus, and employment information majors such as "Recruit Career" and "My Navi" have been canceling joint company briefings one after another. I decided.

This is an important time for students to narrow down their appointments through briefings and other events.

However, an increasing number of companies have stopped accepting briefings for individual companies and accepting company visits as well as joint briefings, and holding briefings on the web instead. For this reason, some students have less chance to directly contact the company personnel, and some say that they are uneasy.

Furthermore, the number of companies that want to end their recruitment activities by the time of the Tokyo Olympics and Paralympics is increasing, so the schedule is more uncertain than ever, and job hunting is difficult for students to read. Is likely to continue.

Difference between government-scheduled schedule and actual recruiting activities

The current job hunting schedule for third-year college students is that a company briefing session for students starts on March 1st, a job interview starts on June 1st, and the official job offer date is October 1st. Has become. Instead of Keidanren's "Guidelines on Recruitment Selection", the recruitment will be conducted according to the schedule determined by the government.

However, there are no penalties for this rule, and many companies have begun to contact students before March, in the form of internships and seminars.

The employment information company "Disco" surveyed the recruitment activities of companies, and from the end of January to early February, an Internet survey from more than 1,300 companies nationwide explained before March. A total of 36% of companies said they would hold meetings and seminars, up 7.8 points from last year.

When asked when to start a recruitment interview, 17% of the companies had "Mid-March".

In the same period last year, the most recent survey was "Late March", with the peak of onset about 10 days earlier.

In this way, there is a gap between the government-scheduled schedule and actual recruitment activities that are accelerating.

Furthermore, more and more companies want to end their recruitment activities before the Tokyo Olympics and Paralympics.

Under such circumstances, due to the spread of the new coronavirus, company briefings from March were successively canceled or postponed, and job hunting, which is difficult for students to read, is likely to continue.

Expert "Check the information frequently"

Futako Takei, a senior researcher at the employment information company Disco who is investigating corporate recruiting activities and student awareness, said, "If a briefing session is canceled for a company, all subsequent schedules will go crazy. If it becomes too late, it will be necessary to review the schedule again, and I think that many companies are now thinking about it in a hurry, '' the spread of the new coronavirus makes the job hunting schedule even more unclear. Was pointed out.

He said, "If a company decides to postpone or resume a briefing session or change the schedule, we would like the information to be disclosed as soon as possible." In addition, companies argue that it is important to provide students with information such as the schedule of briefing sessions as soon as possible.

In addition, to students, "I'm worried that the planned briefing will be canceled and I don't know what to do, but I'd like you to check the company information frequently. Is basically expensive, so please calm down and find a job. "