I didn’t know about the career-track employment at Cocone, so I went to ask about it.
※This article is machine translated.
Hello, I’m Sake, a Cocone Recruiting and PR Intern! I’m Sake, a Cocone Recruiting and PR intern!
I know this is sudden, but I’ve been thinking about the career track at Cocone lately!
It looks like Cocone has a career track hiring, designer hiring, and engineer hiring,
Only the career-track positions are too broad and confusing!
Already~! What is a career-track job?
Oh, no, I’m going to be late for the meeting! I’m late for the meeting!
Hurry up, hurry up~! (*Do not run inside the company)
with a thud
Sake “? Who?”
We are career-track hires.”
“A career-track recruiter!”
They said ” For those of you who are curious about ” positions, let me tell you about the career-track positions at Cocone.”
Sake “, thank God~!
2. start of interview
We interviewed them to learn more about Cocone’s career-track hiring practices.
Kento Muroi (left)
Position: Recruiting Manager Favorite Food: Low-calorie salads
Mr. Kimikazu Kitamura (right)
Position: Human Resources Manager Favorite food: Sushi (the kind that doesn’t turn)
From the basic details of Cocone’s career-track positions, a must-see for job hunters, to the future that Cocone is aiming for,
We have a lot of content to share with you! Let’s get started!
Q1. What is career-track employment at Cocone?
Muroi ” As for career-track positions for ” 23 graduates, we are hiring for some back-office positions such as labor, legal, and accounting, but the base positions are what we call planning and management positions, such as planner and operations. For labor and legal positions, we will consider hiring those who have already acquired qualifications as university students and those who can demonstrate expertise.
Therefore, as a broad framework, I think it is safe to view career-track positions as planning and management positions. Within that, the work differs slightly depending on the service you are in charge of.”
Sake ” Although ” separate business divisions for each service, Livly Island ” Pokecolo ” Livly Island,” is it correct that Cocone as a whole hires for planning and management positions, and then the assignments for each service are divided?
Muroi ” it’s right. While listening to the wishes of the individual, the company will ultimately match the individual’s abilities with the placement.”
Q2. What are the duties of a career-track employee?
Muroi ” There are various types of ” positions, and among them, planning positions are also called “planners” because they plan various projects of the company, for example, what kind of events are planned within the application to make customers happy.
The operations position is primarily responsible for managing real and in-app events. Sometimes the operations position is also responsible for registering new items in the app. Other times, they provide response guidelines to customers based on CX (*) inquiries for internal use.
In terms of the back office, labor relations is responsible for managing employee attendance and other aspects of the business, as well as creating a safe working environment for employees. Legal checks on legal matters and helps ensure the safe operation of the business.”
Customer Experience (CX)
The literal translation means ” experience ” The customer experiences the product or service and evaluates its value from the customer’s perspective.
Q3. What kind of work will new graduates be assigned?
Muroi “, I think I will mainly be involved in planning and management work as I mentioned earlier, but it depends on the person.
I think this is the culture of Cocone, but I would rather try that! I want to try this! I think this is part of the culture of Cocone. Of course, there is some responsibility.
For example, there are people who were originally in planning and management who now hold other positions within the company. Of course, there are some tasks that we leave to you to familiarize you with the business, and not 100% of your opinions will be accepted, but I think this is a company that allows you to challenge yourself in the areas you want to work in.”
Kitamura ” there is no rule that ” new graduates have to go from here to there, so there are cases where they do the same work as veterans from the beginning, and depending on the type of work, there are also interns who have been here as part-time workers since they were students and joined the company directly.
Q4. Is it possible for someone with no experience to perform the duties of a planning and management position?
Kitamura: ” Many people cannot do it at first. So, at first, they try to be involved in the operation itself, and then gradually they do things like planning the operation, and after a few more years, they plan new content, and so on.
Q5. What is a planning and management position like?
Kitamura “, management, and promotion positions are collectively referred to as service positions within the company, and out of a total of about 70 people, the ratio is about 3 males to 4 females.
Many people in service positions still like service and the industry. I think many people join us because they like kawaii and entertainment.
There is an atmosphere of closeness between supervisors and subordinates within the department. Even though our ages are far apart, we eat dinner together and consult with each other casually, so I think it is a flat environment.”
Q6. What kind of person are you looking for?
Muroi ” I think there are three characteristics of Coconemembers. First of all, there are many kind people in Cocone. They talk flatly regardless of seniority or juniority, and many of them make an effort to recruit people who are not in their main business. I think there are many people who have a spirit of hospitality.
Second, I have the impression that there are many people who pursue their work regardless of whether they are young or experienced. Of course they work hard in their own specialized fields, but they also think about how to make customers happy, and I think there are many people who work with pride.
Muroi “, I think there are many people who are flexible and excited about change.
For example, the term “” is currently attracting a lot of attention, and Cocone has been working on blockchain and NFT for some time. In addition, we sell many digital items through services such as Pokecolo.
All of these things lead to the “”. Cocone started as an English online learning service. Since that time, we have prepared a virtual space where many learners can gather using avatars. Cocone is a pioneer of virtual space content, so to speak, and I believe that the time has come for us to make a leap forward as “” company” originating in Japan.
I am very excited about the fact that we are in the midst of change and always at the forefront of the times. I want to work with people who can enjoy and be excited about what is to come for Cocone.
Muroi: “There are three articles of Cocone, the first of which is ‘Make a strong and warm company. My definition of “strong and warm” includes the above three words. Of course, the definition differs from person to person.
Being able to work with kindness and hospitality to others, working with pride, and being able to enjoy change. I believe these three elements are necessary for a strong and warm company, and I would be happy if people who share these three elements come to our company.”
Q7. What is attractive and challenging about a career-track position (planning and management)?
Muroi ” I believe that our mission is not to simply create a service and be done with it, but to deliver it to our customers and provide them with healing and happiness.
I think that the planning position is the most rewarding of all, because you get to experience firsthand how much of a response you get from the plans you come up with.”
Q8. What do you think is difficult about a career-track position (planning and management)?
Muroi ” I don’t think there is an absolute answer to the question of ” we can do to provide happiness. That is why I think it is extremely difficult to think about it. But because it is so difficult, I think it is very rewarding when it is successful.”
Kitamura “, the entire organization operates based on the plans made by the planners, so we cannot just do a plan for the time being. Naturally, there will be times when things don’t go as intended, but since there is a hypothesis that is tested and verified to increase its accuracy, I think we have to focus on work that is truly necessary.
Q9. Cocone hires year-round. What is the meaning of daring to hire new graduates?
Muroi ” profession as an example, when comparing young designers and veteran designers, the veteran designers have more experience. On the other hand, young designers still have a long way to go in terms of experience, but I think they are more sensitive to the latest trends, or more capable of catching on to the latest fads. In other words, it is the younger generation that will set the trends.
We place importance on ” “, ” but I don’ t think “sensibility ” will always be the same. Of course, some things may remain the same, but some things need to change. If you work in the same organization, in the same team, or in the same group for a long time, your ideas will stagnate at some point.
We believe that new sensibilities are born when something new comes into the company, and in that sense, we place great importance on the hiring of new graduates.”
Q10. What do you emphasize in an interview?
Kitamura ” One of the most important factors is how much enthusiasm and passion you have for the company and its services. I believe that is the foundation on which we can grow.
I would like you to think about what you want to do, how you want to grow, and how you want to contribute to the customers, the company, and the people around you, even if it is only vaguely. It would be good if you can talk about how what you are doing is connected to your own output, not just as an object, and how it will grow and contribute to the growth and development of the company. Whether it is right or wrong, I would like you to convey your thoughts on how you think.
Q11. Future goals
Kitamura ” In addition to our ” goals, we would like to create a company where the employees who work with us can feel a sense of fulfillment in their lives and are truly happy and happy to be at Cocone.
According to recent research, ” ” “1) something you like to do, 2) something you are good at, 3) people want you to do it, and 4) you are being paid appropriately. Analyzing the results of the survey, I would say that about 80% of the people in Cocone are in a state of near-satisfaction with their lives. If there is one area that is not fulfilled, I would like to think about how we, as a company and as individuals, can address it in a way that leads to a sense of fulfillment.
Q12. Any last words?
Kitamura ” the mainstream idea has been work-life balance, which is to live life by striking a good balance between life and work. Now that remote work has become the norm, I believe that people will no longer think of work as work and private life as private life, but rather that work is a part of life and life is a part of work itself.
There is a concept called ” VSOP,” which states that one’s career will be completed through VSOP: V (Variety) in one’s 20s, S (Specialty) in one’s 30s, O (Originality) in one’s 40s, and P (Personality) in one’s 50s, where one’s aura as a person, or rather, one’s popularity oozes out. In one’s 50s, one’s aura as a person and one’s popularity ooze out of one’s personality.
From now on, it will probably be an era of two or three revolutions.
With life expectancy increasing rapidly, I don’t think it’s very likely that you will live to be 100 years old in the career you initially chose.
Muroi ” I think this is probably the only time of year when you can research ” companies and occupations and analyze what kind of work you are suited for and what you like. That is why, although it may be a difficult time, I hope that you will think of job hunting as an opportunity to discover something new rather than something painful, and I hope that you will enjoy it.
I think there are many things that people really don’t know about what kind of work there is and what kind of industry there is, so I hope that they will listen to various stories and broaden their horizons.”
Kitamura ” There was a story about a “, and he said, “What do you do?” I asked, “What do you do?” Some said, “I pile stones, ” others said, “I build nice houses with stones, ” and still others “, ” I build nice churches with “, and I want people to come to pray there and be healed.
I think it is the third of these that we are aiming for. I want everyone to be able to do their work with an idea in mind, not just the work they are doing, but what they want to achieve in their output, and what contribution they want to make to people.
3. at the end
So ends the interview for the career-track position. How was everyone?
Thank you for reading!