Job portal Incruit announced on July 9 that Naver was picked as the Korean company that the largest number of Korean college students want to work for after graduation. This year’s survey covered 2,695 Incruit members and 160 companies. Naver was chosen by 6.3 percent of the respondents, and climbed seven notches to the top. It was followed by the National Health Insurance Service, Amore Pacific, Hyundai Motor Company, and the National Pension Service.
Samsung Electronics, which took the top spot for 10 years in a row until 2013 and ranked second last year, came in sixth this year with CJ Cheil Jedang and Asiana Airlines. Korean Air slipped from first to ninth, and Kookmin Bank ranked 10th.
The Korea Electric Power Corporation failed to join the ranks of the top 10 for the first time in 10 years. Meanwhile, the National Health Insurance Service and the National Pension Service were found in the top 10 for the first time ever. Respondents mentioned job stability as their reasons.
The CJ Group came in first in the survey on job seekers’ preferences for the top 30 business groups. “The CJ Group is a highly culture-oriented business group, and it has carried out various programs in colleges,” the job portal explained, adding, “In addition, college students are familiar with its business portfolio including consumer goods, entertainment, and food and beverage.” The Kumho Asiana Group and the SK Group ranked third together, and Shinsegae and LG took joint fifth place. Hyundai and Hyundai Motor came in seventh, followed by Lotte and POSCO.