DISCO Co., Ltd. conducted a survey of regular international students, exchange students, and dispatched students studying at overseas universities about their views on careers and job hunting activities.The survey target and the number of valid responses are 2022 Japanese international students who graduated after May 5 among those registered with CFN (www.careerforum.net).

 With the easing of travel restrictions due to the coronavirus pandemic, the number of students studying abroad, which had once sharply decreased, is gradually recovering.DISCO conducted a survey of regular international students, exchange students, and dispatched students studying at overseas universities despite various restrictions on their views on work and job hunting.For those that can be compared, we analyzed the characteristics while quoting the survey results of domestic students (Caritas job hunting/student monitor).

 According to a survey, only 40.6% of domestic students answered that they would like to work outside of Japan (overseas), while more than 6% (66.2%) of international students answered that they would definitely like to work. Including 22.6% who said they would rather work, 88.8% of respondents indicated an extremely high desire to work overseas.Looking at the reasons for wanting to work overseas, 44.9% of respondents said that they could improve their skills, followed by ``Good salary and treatment,'' ``I need work experience for the future,'' and ``I think I can play an active role overseas.'' ” continues to be in the 3% range, indicating the strength of growth orientation.

 As for countries and regions in which they would like to work, "North America" ​​(62.4%) was the most popular, followed by "Europe" (56.1%).Europe and the United States are popular not only as study abroad destinations but also as workplaces.On the other hand, “Southeast Asia” accounted for more than 3% (32.2%), and there are quite a few international students who want to build a career in an economically growing country.

 Regarding the industry of choice, foreign students in the humanities are most popular in two industries: "trading company (general)" (38.2%) and "research/consulting" (37.2%).Among domestic students, “bank” was the most common (2%), but among international students it was 20.2th (11%).In the field of science, “research/consultant” (9.0%) stands out among international students. “Information processing/software” (44.2%) was the second most popular, and although the IT industry is also popular with domestic students, “Trading company (general)” also exceeds 25.3%, and domestic students The difference between

 When choosing a company to work for, the top two points for both international and domestic students were "Good salary and treatment" and "Possible future prospects." Recognize.

 On the other hand, the major differences between the two were items such as "the ability to work in countries other than Japan," "acquiring high-level skills," and "there are many excellent human resources."The number of international students is much higher than that of international students, and it can be understood that they are seeking an environment in which they can improve their skills. Domestic students scored higher on items such as "excellent welfare programs," "many holidays and vacations," "work in a desired work location," and "good business performance and financial situation," indicating an environment in which they can work with peace of mind. It can be seen that many students want

 Also, when asked what type of recruitment they find attractive, the most common response among international students is "job-based recruitment," at over 4% (41.9%).On the other hand, less than 2% (18.8%) of domestic students chose “Job-type recruitment,” and the largest number (43.7%) chose “Job-type recruitment (membership-type),” revealing a clear difference in orientation.

Reference: [DISCO Co., Ltd.] Career Awareness and Job Hunting Status of International Students (PDF)

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