Shukatsu （就活）Orientation for Job-seekers
Members of recent years’ graduating class enjoyed a seller’s market for jobs. This year, too, they don’t have to encounter an “Ice Age,” but “Warm Age.” Many corporations planning to hire new graduates hold mass orientation sessions. Students, who are sending out applications, form a long queue, which is sort of like an annual event. Many female students are said to be flocking to “recruiting fashion” sales corners at department stores, sometimes accompanied by their mothers, to try to make themselves more attractive in order to differentiate themselves.