2018 is really a nightmare year for fresh graduates and middle and low-ranking professionals. Although every year there are voices that say “the strongest employment winter is coming”, but 2018 is really strong. In the past September, even good first-line companies such as Alibaba and JD.com were reported to “stop social recruitment”, and then it was rumored that “campus recruitment stopped”:
Since then, some legendary “internal news of Alibaba, JD.com, and Huawei” began to go viral on the Internet. Legend has it that these head companies have already notified internally to reduce the headcount, which is the recruitment quota. Some people say that they have completely stopped school recruitment, social recruitment has also been greatly reduced, and the positions currently being recruited will be abandoned if they are not recruited in the near future. For example, the following is a previously widely spread job seeker comment about Alibaba:
A school girl I know about English has experienced this cold wind. She is about to graduate in 2019. She started preparing for school recruitment early in the summer of 2018 and invested in a series of Internet companies such as Alibaba and Tencent. Her school is not bad, but it is not particularly good. It is a 211 college in the top 50 of the country. The background of the school does not guarantee that she will find a good job, so she hopes to pass the wide network + Prepare early to make up. (In order to respect personal privacy, detailed information is hidden here, the same below)
And she successfully passed Alibaba’s online written test all the way, and entered the interview session on this day of October 12. After she came to the interview site, she found that there were seven other people who participated in the interview with her. The content of the interview did not exceed her expectations. It was “self-introduction and professional discussion”; what she unexpectedly was The other 7 people are all fresh graduates from prestigious universities, and there is even a graduate student from Peking University. However, what surprised her was still to come, that is: none of the eight of them passed the interview. (The results of the interview were announced on the spot.) After that, she participated in a series of school recruitments by Tencent, Youku, and Toutiao, but they all failed. Moreover, she later discovered that many of her classmates had experienced the same experience, and many of them were academic masters.
As the graduation time approached, she found that her classmates began to become more and more anxious. The situation that she and her classmates experienced was not a special case. It was a winter of employment across the country regardless of school or major. Some teachers also started to break the news, saying that the offer offered by these companies in their schools during the recruitment period this year was significantly less.
(The screenshot is from @QQ科技)
In short, based on various opinions on the Internet, the current employment situation seems to be “don’t screw the screws, just build rockets.”
· Basically not recruit fresh graduates because they have no experience.
· Even if you want to recruit fresh students, only the very small part of it will be recruited.
· Social recruitment only recruits high-level positions, that is, expert-level positions, and dispensable mid- and low-end positions like ordinary ones are not recruited.
Another translation is: ordinary graduates should not be delusional, ordinary small staff should not think about changing jobs, those who already have jobs should be satisfied if they can keep their jobs, and everyone is ready for the cold winter.
Randomly search the social recruitment list of a large company, and you will find that many positions require at least 3 years of work experience. There are not many who require less than 3 years, and there are almost no suitable candidates for fresh graduates:
And even those positions that don’t have any requirements for working years are not necessarily friendly to the graduates, because they often require you to have detailed and appropriate internship experience. For example, in the traffic operation in the above list, although it says “Unlimited experience”, the job description has quite detailed requirements:
Such requirements are not only high for graduates, but also high for many people who have already worked. For example, I’m currently helping an old classmate to change jobs. He has a good background. He graduated from a well-known foreign language college in Shanghai with a master’s degree. There is also work experience as a teacher. But even with his background, it is difficult to change jobs now. He wants to leave the professional line of teacher and enter a large Internet company. However, English-related positions in these companies have high barriers and are very specific and very specific:
Even for people like him who already have work experience, let alone the tragic situation of the freshman. What this situation reflects is a further separation between the recruitment requirements of enterprises and the ability of university graduates.
The idea of many graduates is to “work first, then grow up”. For them, work and school are two disconnected stages in their lives. They regard their first job as an introductory class for employment, and hope to take their time after getting a job. Grow into a professional workplace. But the needs of companies are completely different. They want you to “grow first, then work”, because the positions in the company are a carrot and a pit, and each position requires very specific capabilities, and the company often does not have the time and energy to spend You train from scratch. However, what is terrible is that most of the students have not been able to accumulate enough competitiveness in four years of university time, do not have enough hard skills, do not have enough specific internship experience, and some have only vague “scores.” (Or even the results can’t even be taken.) Under such circumstances, the job market is still deteriorating further, because after that there is still news that Tencent is about to lay off employees, and it will lay off 6,000 people at a time; People are in panic, let alone fresh graduates, and those who have already started to work in the workplace are also beginning to wonder if their jobs are about to be taken away.
However, this matter of Tencent was soon dispelled by people from Tencent:
Immediately, the major media began to engage in total rumors, or to “reject rumors.” They said that these large companies have denied layoffs and reduced recruitment. The general tone is: it is not as serious as you said, we are clearly actively recruiting. people.
However, this year’s employment difficulties are something that many people have experienced firsthand. Regardless of the caliber of large companies, the current severe employment situation is basically certain. Many people in the workplace also find it harder to quit this year, and it’s not so easy to get promoted and raise salary. Moreover, judging from data from many recruitment websites and headhunting organizations, this year’s employment market is indeed difficult. For example, according to data from Liepin.com, since mid-September this year, the industry-wide new job index has shown a clear downward trend:
Internet industries like Tencent and JD.com are also showing a slowdown in recruitment demand. Although, in terms of the overall ratio, fewer companies have clearly stated that they want to reduce their recruitment needs. In the fourth quarter of this year, only 19.4% of the Internet industry clearly stated their position, and only 29.1% of the higher machinery manufacturing industry. However, if the same quarter as last year In comparison, this year the proportion of companies that have reduced their recruitment needs is significantly higher.
According to the data of Zhaopin Recruitment, the number of recruitment positions in the Internet industry has decreased in the third quarter of this year:
In fact, regardless of what companies say, it is not surprising that recruitment has been tightened this year. After all, the overall economic situation this year is very poor, China is poor, and the world is poor:
(The yellow line is the trend of the Shanghai and Shenzhen stock markets this year, basically falling all the way)
Not long ago, the Sino-US trade war brought by Trump added fuel to this situation, causing both Chinese and US stock markets to suffer heavy losses and causing global problems. And the economy is not good, the life of major companies is of course difficult, the company can’t survive so naturally can not afford so many new employees. (What’s more, the new rookie employees often don’t create much value, and they may change jobs after a while.) Moreover, the situation now seems to get worse, and it seems that there is a possibility that it will keep going bad. Some time ago, the World Monetary Fund (IMF) released the latest global economic forecasts. They believe that this round of multi-year global economic growth has come to an end, and then it can only fall:
From now on there is only a drop. After years of steady growth in global GDP, the International Monetary Fund now says that major economies have already encountered their peaks.
You may not know the IMF, and you may not know what the international economic situation is, but you can really feel that life will not be so easy; buying, buying and buying will not be so easy, making money will not be so easy, even finding a job It will not be so easy.
In its latest forecast, the IMF said that this round of U.S.-led global economic growth relies heavily on various short-term stimulus measures (such as tax cuts), which “seems unsustainable in the long run.” .
In a review of these years, the IMF pointed out that the trade friction between the United States and China has had a negative impact on economic growth.
The IMF also admitted that it was too optimistic in its previous growth forecasts. They predicted in April that global GDP will grow by 3.9% this year and next year, and they have now reduced this figure to 3.7%.
For this big trend, this year’s job seekers and investors should have the deepest experience.
So the question is, what can current college students do? This situation may not only be the situation of this year, but the situation of the past few years, so the problem of the employment winter is not only related to this year’s graduates, but also to the current junior, sophomore and even freshman students. In general, you have 3 strategies to choose from.
The first way,
It is to participate in the postgraduate entrance examination, postpone the employment crisis by 2 to 3 years, wait for the winter to pass, and strengthen my skills and internship experience in these two years. But this road is not about going right away if you want to go. You need to do a lot of preliminary preparations, and you need to understand a lot of problems first.
· Are you suitable for applying for a master’s degree or a master’s degree?
· Based on your current academic situation, how should you choose a school and a major?
· What is the complete postgraduate entrance examination process? What are the important time points?
· Which websites and reference books should be read for newcomers to postgraduate entrance examinations?
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The second way,
Studying abroad can improve one’s academic qualifications and international perspective on the one hand, and on the other hand can enter a wider job market. At the same time, studying abroad, like the postgraduate entrance examination, can delay your employment pressure by two years, which is half a regret medicine.
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The third way,
It is to become the best among graduates, strengthen one’s abilities, and then squeeze into the tight recruitment target. The ability mentioned here of course includes English as a stepping stone, especially spoken English. After all, English interviews are now not uncommon in large companies, and English scores are often used as an important indicator in resume screening.
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In short, what must be said in the end is that no matter which way it is, it is not easier than employment. The three are just different, and there is no difference between difficulty and easy. No matter which direction we choose, our own decision-making ability and execution ability will ultimately determine success or failure. I hope that the students who have finished reading this article can successfully find a suitable direction and complete the self-transformation at this stage.