I didn’t know who was in charge of hiring designers for Cocone, so I went to ask.
My name is Sake, a public relations intern at Cocone Corporation.
Suddenly, everyone, have you heard about Cocone’s ” Designer Hiring Manager”?
Cocone Corporation has three main categories of recruiting contacts: “career-track positions,” “design positions,” and “engineering positions,” each of which has a different recruiter.
Among them, the company recruits illustrators, graphic designers, and other “design professionals”,
Incidentally, I was first assigned to this “designer recruiter” position when I joined Cocone.
The designer hiring manager is also a department with such deep feelings.
However, I have recently realized something.
What is a designer recruiter anyway…?
Yes, despite my experience working as a designer recruiter,
I didn’t have a good understanding of what it was like to be a designer recruiter!
As Cocone’s public relations manager, I cannot overlook this.
“I’ll just have to grab the designer recruiter and ask him or her directly! Now I have no choice but to grab the designer hiring manager and ask him directly!”
So I set up a trap in the company to catch the designer hiring manager.
I didn’t know what to put down for bait, so I put down a baumkuchen that I had in my pocket.
Will the designer-hiring manager really be caught in such a trap?
Ah. That is Ms. Nakazawa, the designer recruiter.
Nakazawa, “It’s a baumkuchen. ！！！！！！！！”
slipping (into a hole)
So we caught the designer recruiter in the wild with flying colors.
The person who cooperated with us this time was this person.
Born: Born and raised in Tokyo, Japan
Career Summary: After working as a designer at a major game company, he joined Cocone Corporation.
In January of this year, he was appointed as a designer recruiter.
Favorite food: popcorn
Let’s get right to Ms. Nakazawa, the designer recruiter,
I would like to hear your concerns about the designer hiring manager.
Sake: “Thank you for your cooperation today.”
Ah! I’m crazy about baumkuchen!
Sake “Forfeit ！！！！”
2. start of interview
Q1. “Why was a designer put in charge of recruiting in the first place?”
Nakazawa: “Since Cocone is a strong design company, it started with the simple idea that we would be strong if we hired people who could look at design as a specialty. Initially, myself and another member were appointed, and the design recruitment part was launched in January 2021 to strengthen Cocone’s design organization.”
Q2. “Please tell us why you are putting so much effort into hiring designers.”
Nakazawa: “In 2021, Cocone has decided to strengthen recruitment for the entire company, and we have been aiming to hire 100 people. This is because our character dress-up service ” Pokecolo has reached its 10-year milestone, and new businesses Livly Island ” Livly Island ” are being released rapidly, and as we aim to create a new digital world, we need more people to join Cocone. Therefore, we decided to strengthen our recruitment of designers and created the Designer Recruitment Department.
Sake: “Oh, by the way, did we achieve that 100 recruits?”
Nakazawa: “It’s not done! It’s not done yet!”
Sake: “Huh? Wasn’t there some kind of certificate on it?”
(Because at Cocone, employees receive certificates for their achievements on a regular basis like this,
The certificates are displayed in various places in the company.)
Sake: “That was a certificate that said, ‘You’re doing great! regardless of whether you achieved it or not.
By the way, do you think you’ll be able to achieve the 100 hires so far?”
Nakazawa: “I’ll take 1,000 people!”
Q3: “What are the benefits to both the employer and the employee of having a designer in charge of hiring?”
Nakazawa: “One of the advantages for candidates is that we can explain our expertise and knowledge, since it is often impossible to answer questions about specifications, skills, and experience (related to the tools we use and design jobs) if we only talk about human resources. I can answer questions that people who want to come to Cocone might have, such as what tools we use or what kind of people work here.”
Nakazawa: “One of the advantages for employers is that they can properly judge the skill set, drawing ability, and sense of style that you possess by looking at your portfolio, etc.”
Nakazawa: “I can see things from a designer’s point of view, so it’s easier to make professional judgments than with regular recruiters, and I can tell that this person is great.
Sake: “The designer’s eyes are glued to the baumkuchen, though.”
Q4. “Where do you look in your portfolio?”
Nakazawa: ” Sense. At Cocone, we place importance on the artist’s sensibility, not to mention drawing ability, so if there is something that shines through, we’d like to hear more about it.”
Nakazawa: “If you pass the portfolio review, the next step is an initial interview with a designer from the division. After that, you will have a second interview to make an offer.”
Q5. “What do you emphasize in your hiring process?”
Nakazawa: ” Culture match. I’m looking to see if it’s a good fit for Cocone.”
Sake: “Do you see any love for Cocone, etc.? Do you know much about Cocone?”
Nakazawa: “No , I won’t see them. Even if you don’t know much about Cocone, I will tell you about Cocone’s charms in a casual interview*.”
*What is a casual interview?
Before the first interview, Cocone offers a “casual meeting” where the recruiter and candidate meet online. During this casual meeting, the recruiter can talk about Cocone and answer the candidate’s questions.
Nakazawa: “(Recruitment is) a marriage activity.”
Sake “marriage activity?”
Nakazawa: “For example, even on dating apps, you can’t tell just from the profile. You have to meet and talk with them once and get them to like Cocone. That is why we have casual interviews. It doesn’t matter if you don’t like Cocone at first, I will make you like Cocone during the casual interview, so it doesn’t matter if you like Cocone at first.”
Sake: “Oh, I see!”
(Mr. Excited with an idea)
Sake: “But that is unusual, isn’t it? When I hear about other companies at information sessions, HR people often say, ‘It would be nice if you knew our company,’ so there is a basic assumption that you like that company.
Nakazawa: “That kind of thing is the same as a man who meets someone for the first time and suddenly says, ‘You have to like me,’ without doing anything. Can you trust him? I don’t think so! Everyone be careful! You have to tell him what you can do for him and make him like you. Knowing and liking someone is a plus, but it’s not a minus if you don’t know them.
Q6. “Why are you recruiting interns for your recruiting department?”
Nakazawa: “Recruitment is also about getting people to like Cocone, so we needed someone who could write a lot of articles to send out to the outside world. We were looking for someone who could write articles that would be close to the people who read them, and who would transmit a variety of information, such as our vision, mission, and the launch of our new service.
Q7. “What are the benefits of doing an internship?”
Nakazawa: “It is a great opportunity to get to know excellent students early on. This is especially beneficial in the engineering field, and it is a great opportunity to meet such excellent engineers at an early stage. “
Q8. “What are your future goals?”
Nakazawa: “Cocone continues to challenge further metaverse. We would like to hire more designers who can work with us to create that metaverse and build up the Cocone world.”
After a few exclamations of admiration, it was time for the fun interview.
Sake: “Now, a final word to those who are thinking about working for Cocone!
Nakazawa: “We are hiring year-round! Please apply. We’re waiting for you!”
3. at the end
So what did everyone think?
I think I learned a little more about the designer hiring manager, who was vague to me.
In this way, each of the professionals at Cocone are also working together to recruit.
We are looking forward to working with you to create a digital world together! We are waiting for you.
I will cheerfully set a trap in my office and await your visit.
※This article is machine translated.