Job Hunting Questionnaire for Foreign Science Students Who Got Job Offers About 60% of international students got multiple job offers! How did you decide which company to join?

Originator Co., Ltd.
[Job Hunting Questionnaire for Foreign Science Students Who Got Job Offers] About 60% of international students got multiple job offers! How did you decide which company to join?
Advice from foreign employees working at Japanese companies at the networking event for prospective employees

Originator Co., Ltd. (location: Shibuya-ku, Tokyo, CEO: Hiroki Hasebe), which has strengths in recruiting foreign students with science majors, will hold a 2022 prospective exchange meeting for foreign students who have obtained job offers through our employment support. We will announce the results of the participant questionnaire held online on Friday, October 28th. There are many international students who have obtained multiple job offers, and the result is that you can see the real intentions such as the deciding factor of the company to join.
In addition, on the day of the networking event for prospective employees, foreign employees working at Japanese companies also participated, giving advice and words of encouragement to foreign students who were mixed with expectations and anxieties. was broken. One of the international students who participated said, “Hearing the stories of my seniors who are working adults has prepared me mentally to work at a Japanese company,” and “Hearing the stories of seniors who are close to my career goals was a great learning experience.” ” was received.
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2022 prospective employee exchange meeting and survey overview Date: October 28, 2022 (online)
1. 26 foreign students who got a job offer through our employment support (*) 2. 3 foreign employees working at a Japanese company
*Main places of employment: engineering services, IT companies, chemical manufacturers, general construction companies, general contractors, auto parts manufacturers, gas manufacturers, machine manufacturers, semiconductor manufacturers, electronic component manufacturers, etc.
Questionnaire respondents: 26 foreign students from 1 who participated in the exchange meeting for prospective candidates
Key points of the results of the “Job Hunting Questionnaire for Foreign Science Students Who Got Job Offers”
●Approximately 60% of international students have received multiple job offers! (Q3)
When asked about the number of companies that received job offers, it was found that 57.6% of foreign students who received multiple job offers (2 companies 30.8% + 3 companies 11.5% + 4 companies or more 15.3%).
●The decisive factor for joining a company is your field of
specialization and the workplace where you can take on challenges (Q4) The reasons why the foreign students who received multiple job offers chose to join the company were: “It matches my specialty and I can demonstrate my special skills”, “I think I can take on more
challenges”, and “I can grow further because it is a large company”. I can do it.” was the answer.
[From the field of foreigner recruitment and active support] Originator Co., Ltd. Director, Senior Managing Executive Officer Naomi Kudo [Image 2

International students from East Asia are working early on the same schedule as Japanese students. In particular, the desire to hire science-oriented human resources, such as manufacturers and IT companies, continues to increase, and even during the corona crisis, the number of inquiries from foreign students with science majors is higher than usual. This year, the third year of the COVID-19 pandemic, there have been fewer opportunities for face-to-face communication. More and more companies are doing it.
Questionnaire results: About the job hunting of foreign science students who got job offers (n=26)
Q1. When did you start job hunting in earnest?
It turns out that more than 40% (42.3%) of the foreign students who got job offers started full-scale job hunting “1 year to 6 months before graduation”. Next, more than 30% (34.6%) answered “1 year and 6 months to 1 year before graduation”.
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Q2. When did you decide to join a company and finish job hunting? When asked when they decided to join a company and finished job hunting, more than half (53.8%) answered “1 year to 6 months before graduation.” The most common answer for start time (Q1) and end time (Q2) was “1 year to 6 months before graduation,” suggesting that they got job offers in a short period of time and ended their job hunting. .
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Q3. Number of companies that received job offers
The most common result was “1 company” (42.3%), but it was also found that 57.6% (2 companies 30.8% + 3 companies 11.5% + 4 companies 15.3%) received multiple job offers.
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Q4. Why did you decide to join the company (free description) *excerpt ●Atmosphere where you can do the work you want to do (1 company job offer) ●Because the content of my work matches my major. Because the company tour had a good atmosphere (I got one job offer)
A company that is interesting to me and has a future potential considering my career (1 company job offer)
●Because it looks more challenging (acquired two company appointments) ● A global company and rewarding work (acquired 2 company appointments) ●It is my first choice in terms of industry, assignment, and place of work, and I think I can grow further because it is a major company (I got 2 jobs)
● Because there are seniors (acquired two company appointments) I like the atmosphere of a foreign-affiliated company (acquired 3 company appointments)
●Because it matches your specialty and you can demonstrate your special skills (4 company appointments)
● I felt that the support was generous at a major company (4 company appointments were obtained)
●Because I can do the work that I am interested in (I got 7 company appointments)
Q5. Number of companies where you have done internships
Looking at the number of participating companies among those who participated in internships, “1 to 3 companies” (19.2%) was the most common, followed by “4 to 6 companies” and “10 or more companies” (15.4%), with 4 or more companies. It turned out that 30.8% (15.4% + 15.4%) of those who received it. On the other hand, half (50.0%) did not participate.
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Q6. Has COVID-19 affected your life, studies, or job hunting? More than 80% (84.6%) answered yes. It turns out that many
international students have been affected by Corona in their lives, studies, and job hunting.
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Q7. Please tell me the reason (free description) * excerpt
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●Online has increased, but instead, various experiences have decreased. ●I couldn’t come to Japan for a long time, so my job hunting started late. ●I’m looking for a job together, and I don’t have any friends to support me. Exchange meetings and company briefings on zoom do not connect people.
●It doesn’t affect my job hunting, but I think it has a big impact on my studies. All classes were online, so I couldn’t make many friends outside of the lab.
●There are fewer opportunities for people to talk directly to each other, and it is difficult to improve your Japanese.
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●Since classes and company recruitment events are now online, it has become easier to adjust the time.
●In job hunting, it was easy to attend briefing sessions that I could participate in online.

Advice from a foreign employee working at a Japanese company At the event, senior foreign employees who are actually working at Japanese companies gave advice and words of encouragement to foreign students who would like to work in the future.
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After graduating from a graduate school in Japan, he got a job at an auto parts manufacturer.
In 2019, he changed jobs to a logistics system company. From 2021, he will be transferred to his home country, Malaysia.
When I started working, I didn’t know anything, so I learned work from scratch. It is important to study for the first two to three years after joining the company. I also think that I have grown a lot compared to my previous self. Currently, I have transferred from the Japanese headquarters to Malaysia for the purpose of expanding the business in Malaysia, and I am working hard as a senior manager. I think that foreign students are also worried about the Japanese language, but the Japanese they experience at work will be closer to Japanese people than the Japanese they use at university, so don’t worry too much. is also fine.
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[China, Macao, women]
After graduating from a graduate school in Japan, I got a job at a manufacturing company.
Responsible for accounting work such as profit and loss calculation of the group, preparation of financial statements, financial settlement support for overseas stores.
On my first day at the company, my boss explained the work to me, but I couldn’t understand it, and my mind went blank. The meaning of kanji characters differs between Japan and China, and my lack of Japanese language skills had an impact on my work. Furthermore, there are not only language barriers, but also cultural barriers. I thought it was normal to go up on time after my work, but my co-workers were working overtime because they were concerned about their surroundings. When I was about to leave on time, I was once asked, “Do you have any plans after that time?”
There are many good things about working at a Japanese company. I am able to study new knowledge every day, travel and have BBQs with my colleagues, and both work and private life are fulfilling. There may be international students who face the same problems as me, but there is no need to doubt your abilities or compare yourself to others. It is difficult to do a job perfectly in the first year of joining the company. If you are conscious of improving your skills and keep doing it, your efforts will be rewarded.
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[Indonesia, male]
After graduating from a graduate school in Japan, he got a job at a food raw material manufacturer.
Currently in charge of product development (overseas-related food applications). Since we are a manufacturer of raw materials for foods, we have to learn various things in the first year after joining the company, such as chemical terminology and mechanisms. The first is the hardest, but if you keep your curiosity and get over it, it will be easier after that. There are some hits and misses in the department, but work is smooth if the human relations in the workplace are good. Speaking of job satisfaction, I’ve been in charge of overseas since this year, and I’m excited every day to receive various stimuli. There are many opportunities to learn by participating in the parent company’s DX project work. The work will continue for decades, so it is important to work without overdoing it and having fun.
Q. After joining a Japanese company, what kind of hard work should I do to be able to work?
It is important to be clear about what you want to do. It would be a good idea to know what the company is doing and then proceed with what you want to do. In my first year, I studied earnestly, and when I gradually learned more about the company, I appealed to those around me about what I wanted to do. However, you can’t do it right away, so it’s okay to fail. By making achievements, you should be evaluated by your boss. (Malaysia, male)
Q. How to solve the language barrier?
When I was answering the phone at work, I was told to ask someone who understands Japanese to take my place, and I was depressed. So, I went to a Japanese language school on Saturdays when I had no work, and studied business conversation once a week to improve my Japanese. (Female, Macau, China)
Q. What should I do if I am stressed at work?
Working people are also stressed, so it is important how to release it. It’s a good idea to find a way to release yourself now, such as going out to play on your days off, exercising, or immersing yourself in your hobbies. Depending on the workplace, it can be stressful, but it’s important to have discussions instead of hoarding things all by yourself. (Indonesia, male)
About the “Ryukatsu (R)” service
Due to the globalization and diversity of companies, the hiring of excellent foreign human resources is expanding. On the other hand, there are also cases of early leaving due to miscommunication. It is important for companies to establish a system for accepting foreign workers and to create a working environment in which foreign workers want to work for a long time. In recent years, there has been an increase in the number of inquiries regarding the retention and success of foreign workers after they have been accepted, and the need for Ryukatsu (R) Japanese language training and active support services is also increasing.
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[Recruitment support]
[Business Japanese training] [External mentor system] [Company Profile] Originator Co., Ltd. ( [Representative] Hiroki Hasebe, Representative Director
[Established] December 2001
[Capital] 10 million yen
[Location] 4-19-12 Sendagaya, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo Monparte Kitasando 6F [Main business] Foreign human resources recruitment support project “Ryukatsu (R)”
[Business License] Paid Employment Placement Business License Number (13-Yu-300900) Worker Dispatching Business License Number (Ha 13-302460)
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