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ABABA Co., Ltd. ABABA Research Institute “Are you declining a job offer?” “Are you planning to change jobs in the future?” “Why?” Current “job hunting feelings” revealed – Survey/interview targeting students grad uating in 2025 implementation

[ABABA Co., Ltd.] [ABABA Research Institute] “Will you decline the job offer?” “Will you change jobs in the future?” “Why?” Current “job hunting feelings” revealed
Survey and interviews conducted for students graduating in 2025
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Press release: June 12, 2024
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[ABABA Research Institute] “Will you decline a job offer?” “Will you change jobs in the future?” “Why?” Current “job hunting feelings” revealed
Survey and interviews conducted for students graduating in 2025 *A survey targeting students graduating in 2025 about the reality of job hunting, and interviews with students who responded to the survey! *

ABABA Co., Ltd., which operates “ABABA”, a direct recruiting service born from an unprecedented new perspective, receives “scouts whose job hunting process has been evaluated”. We conducted a survey of 300 students regarding their thoughts on job hunting, including the deciding factors and reasons for declining a job offer, and whether they are currently looking for a job and are considering changing jobs in the future. . We also interviewed some of the actual job-hunting students who responded to the questionnaire about their thoughts on job-hunting.

* ■Reasons for “declining” a job offer *

When asked the question, “If you were to decline a job offer, what would be the deciding factor/reason?” 90% of respondents answered, “Because I got a job offer from another company/not my first choice.” While the majority are *
The runner-up was “Because I heard bad reviews from word of mouth (including online)” at 18%*
This is the result. It can be expected that many students will research the reputation of a job offer on social media or the internet, but we found that nearly 20% of students use word of mouth as a basis for making decisions. Also,*
As many as 13% of respondents said that “it was because they were not treated well after making a job offer,” indicating that the company’s response after making a job offer is also important.
* Mr. A, liberal arts student at a private university in Tokyo * Mr. A received a job offer from a web advertising agency, and said, “My first choice was mass media.I didn’t get a job in the industry I wanted, but as I continued my job search, I received a job offer. I decided to accept the job offer from the web advertising agency that was offered to me,” he said, talking about the real job hunting situation.
Mr. A answered in the questionnaire that he had heard bad reviews through word of mouth (including the Internet), and the reason for this was, “I didn’t actually receive that kind of treatment, but I heard a friend say, “I’m not accepting a job offer.” I heard a story about a company that told me they were trying to lock me in and made me want to run away, and I realized that I don’t want companies that treat me like that. I was looking for a job in 2017, but my agent told me the deadline for accepting a job offer earlier than the actual deadline given by the company, and I started to feel a sense of distrust.”
So-called Owahara (job-hunting termination harassment, which refers to when a company forces a job-hunting student to stop job-hunting at another company in exchange for offering him/her a job offer) and the response of the job-hunting agent rather than the company. It was found that dissatisfaction was shared among the students.

* Mr. B, liberal arts student at a private university in Tokyo * Mr. B, who is hoping to get a job in the financial industry and has received a job offer from a credit card company, says, “I’m mainly looking for jobs at mega banks, non-life insurance companies, credit card companies, etc., and I’ve had internships and applications at about 50 companies. “I did,” he said, looking back on his job hunting. Mr. B answered in the questionnaire that it was because of the poor response after receiving the job offer, and that he had heard bad reviews from word of mouth (including online).
“I have no specific experience of being treated in this way, and this is information I learned from friends and the Internet, but if you think that “the treatment after a job offer was poor,” I would recommend that you receive training that you were not informed of in advance. If there are too many restrictions or challenges that you have to take before making a job offer, I think it will make you feel anxious after joining the company, which will lead to you declining the job offer.”
* ■67% of job hunters expect to change jobs in the future, but changing jobs is only one option *
 When asked, “As you are currently job-hunting, are you thinking of changing jobs in the future?” * 67% answered “(I am thinking of changing jobs).”
It also went up. The reasons why they are considering changing jobs are: * 69% say “The first company is not necessarily the ideal company”, 61% say “To step up/career advancement” *
This was the majority answer.
* Mr. B, liberal arts student at a private university in Tokyo * Mr. B answered in the questionnaire that he was looking for a job with the intention of changing jobs, and that his job change was more than 5 years away. Mr. B said, “I wasn’t looking for a job because I wanted to change jobs, but rather I wanted to work in a job where I felt safe changing jobs.I didn’t want to change jobs for social or personal reasons. “I consider changing jobs as an option, rather than changing jobs one after another to advance my career,” he said, explaining why he is looking ahead to his future.

* Mr. C, science major at Kanto Private University *
Mr. C has received offers from two companies: a technical position at a manufacturer and a system engineer at an IT company, but he has not yet accepted the offer. Mr. C answered in the questionnaire that he was looking for a job with the intention of changing jobs, and that his job change was more than 5 years away. “I think that I can improve my skills by changing jobs.I also think that if I improve my skills, I can go to a company that offers better pay.I also think that if I change jobs, I can improve my skills. “I don’t really imagine staying at one company for a long time.I want to do different jobs and interact with people, so I think it’s likely that I will change jobs in the future.” He talked about his thoughts on changing jobs. This suggests that job hunters do not necessarily have a passion for changing jobs, but rather consider changing jobs as an option. Also, when asked “How many years from now do you plan to change jobs?” * 1st place is “5 years or more” at 33%, 2nd place is “3 years or more but less than 4 years” at 31%, and 3rd place is “4 years or more but less than 5 years” at 12%*
Approximately 80% of respondents expected to change jobs within 3 to 5 years. * ■Summary*

In today’s job-hunting world, where job-hunting students often receive offers from multiple companies, how to prevent job offers from being declined is an urgent issue for companies. Possible reasons for declining a job offer include reasons that can be addressed in advance, such as “because I heard bad reviews (including online)” and “because the response after the job offer was poor.” Companies need to be aware that not only the job hunting season, but also the company’s daily attitude and employee training have an impact on new graduate recruitment.

In recent years, it is often said that changing jobs is the norm, due to the “seller’s market” that makes it easy to change jobs due to a labor shortage, and this trend seems to be permeating even among students looking for jobs. However, while a high percentage of respondents answered that “the first company is not necessarily the ideal company” as a reason for thinking about changing jobs, only about 10% of respondents expected to change jobs within 1 to 3 years. It seems that there are many job-hunting students who want to work hard at the company they joined as a new graduate for a certain period of time, such as 3 to 5 years.
* [Questionnaire survey summary] *
Survey target: Job hunting students registered with ABABA and scheduled to graduate in spring 2025
Research institution: ABABA Co., Ltd.
Survey method: Internet survey
Survey period: April 24, 2024
Number of valid responses: 300 people
*Job-hunting student interviews will be conducted with students who have responded to the above questionnaire.
* [Prayer shouts into Japanese culture. Scouting service for new graduates “ABABA”]*

I want to turn “prayer emails” into even a little bit of positive encouragement. ABABA’s “Prayer Yell” was born from this feeling. In the rejection notification email sent to job-hunting students who were not hired at the final interview, they said, “Although we were not able to hire you at our company, you are a wonderful person and we would like to recommend you to other companies.If you register with ABABA, we will help you in the future.” We will support your job hunting.
” is a scout-type service that encourages students to register with ABABA and allows them to receive scouts from other companies as job hunters who have progressed to the final interview with that company. A business activity that solves both social and business issues by evaluating the selection process, helping to reduce the psychological stress of job-hunting students suffering from “job-hunting
depression,” while also contributing to the branding of the hiring company. We are expanding.

* [What is ABABA Research Institute] *
ABABA Research Institute is a research institute whose purpose is to deliver the reality of “job-hunting students” who are job-hunting and “employing companies” who are hiring new graduates.

Due to the impact of the new coronavirus and increased uncertainty about the future of the environment surrounding the Japanese economy, there has been a strong tendency for new graduates to place importance on stability when choosing a company, leading to a concentration of applicants to major companies and increased competition for
recruitment. It’s intensifying. Furthermore, as early internships have become commonplace, there are an increasing number of cases where job hunting is taking a long time, and there are concerns about the impact on academic performance.The external environment surrounding job hunting students these days is extremely harsh. , we are now forced to carry out our activities while carrying heavy burdens both physically and mentally.
Recently, job-hunting depression, which causes mental health problems caused by job-hunting, has been attracting attention as a social issue, but there is still little data on the actual mental health of job-hunting students, and there is still little evidence of this. The current situation is that things are often said clearly. We at ABABA take these issues seriously and have established ABABA Research Institute as an organization that conducts continuous research with the aim of clarifying the essential issues in modern job hunting. * ■Awards/Accelerator selection*
・Tokyo Venture Company Championship 2023 – Tokyo Governor’s Award (Grand Prize) ・Acceleration Program Future X2024 – HR Innovation Award (Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation
) / Nikko Open Innovation Lab Award (from SMBC Nikko Securities Co., Ltd.) ・15th Business Plan Contest Dream DASH! – Victory
・17th Campus Venture Grand Prix (CVG) National Competition – Grand Prize ・5th Value Design Contest – SDGs Japan Award
・2020 Okayama Innovation Contest – Grand Prix
・Golden Egg Excavation Project 2021 sponsored by the business community – Received the special jury award
・NEXs Tokyo model business creation program
・NTT Docomo Ventures Accompanying Incubation Program

* ■ ABABA Co., Ltd. Company Profile *
Company name: ABABA Co., Ltd.
Head office: 3-1-3-3F Furuedai, Suita City, Osaka Prefecture Address: Lead Sea Ebisu 2F, 3-2-13 Ebisu Minami, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo 150-0022 Number of employees: 42 (including interns and part-time workers) Established: October 19, 2020
Capital: 493.88 million yen (including capital reserve)
URL: https://hr.ababa.co.jp/ababa

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