Global Talent Career Fair Report
A Questionnaire Regarding the Motivation of Attending Job-seekers to Further their Skills.
The operators of bilingual job board Daijob.com, Daijob Global Recruiting Co.,Ltd, hosted a “Daijob Go Global Career Fair” on July 12th 2013 at Otemachi Sankei Plaza which featured many foreign-affiliated/global companies and bilingual job-seekers. This event provided briefings and information geared towards companies hiring internationally-minded talent as well as people who want to work in global business.
【Date and Time】： Friday July 12th 16.30-21.00
【Location】：Otemachi Sankei Plaza 3F
【Number of Attendees】：966 (Ratio of Japanese:Non:Japanese = 4:6)
60% of exhibitors were Japanese “Global” companies while 40% were foreign-affiliated. Job-seekers included executives and managers from a wide range of occupations related to IT, sales, finance and marketing. In addition, the experience of the job-seekers was very much in line with the positions offered by the participating companies, and attendees were spread over 50 different nationalities (including Japanese), creating a very cosmopolitan atmosphere.
◆Attendee Questionnaire Results: Exhibitor Satisfaction
Over 70% of participating companies answered that the event was either “good” or “very good”.
Around half of the participating companies mentioned that their primary reason for taking part was that they had been able to hire people when they came previously or that it seemed attendees would be the kind of people they would like to hire. Since Daijob.com is a bilingual job board, there is a high expectation among companies that bilingual people will be in attendance.
◆Attendee Questionnaire Results: Furthering your Skills
Over half of respondents noted that they were studying English in order to increase their range of skills.
Furthermore, 90% of respondents mentioned that they were studying a language for self-development (including Japanese, Chinese, Korean, French, Spanish, German etc.).
27% of people currently in employment spent at least \10,000 per month to improve their skills while 80% said that they were spending a certain amount of money every month on self-improvement. Even among students 58% mentioned that they spent some money every month on self-improvement, leading to a conclusion that both students and people currently in employment have a strong motivation to do so.