Hey guys welcome back to my channel so today
I thought I would share with you guys some of the tips and advice I wish I had gotten
when I was looking for a job in Japan I’m not going to be focusing on English teaching
jobs or part time jobs I’m going to be focusing on how to get a job in a Japanese company
or a foreign company in Japan and I know a lot of you guys out there want to come and live in Japan and I just want to say it’s not that hard if you guys put your heart and your mind to it you guys can do it! so I really do hope this video helps you guys kind of get a gist of how to get a job in Japan and hopefully you guys can get the job! 🙂 Just before I tell you guys how to get a job in Japan I just wanted to tell you guys a little bit of a background story about me and how I found my job in Japan I did it with the Japanese people like a normal Japanese student would Basically why I wanted to do that was because if I am already coming to Japan I really wanted to experience the whole culture and I really wanted to see how Japanese work I didn’t want to just read it online about the crazy overtime and about the crazy bosses I wanted to experience that first-hand by myself Some of you out there are probably thinking this girl is crazy But I mean if you can work in Japan, I think you can work anywhere! I will be breaking down this video into four parts The first one being getting an agent second one is job fairs and third one is networking and the forth one is internships Just before that I just wanted to say if you are looking for a job in Japan I really recommend you doing the JLPT test Which means the Japanese Language Proficiency Test Normally when you go into an interview with a company they will ask for your JLPT results and normally you have to have kind of a business level which means N2 or N1 For those of you who can’t speak Japanese but really really want to come to Japan Then English teaching or finding a restaurant job or something that doesn’t require much Japanese is my recommendation for you guys But don’t just waste your time in Japan Use your time wisely, and try to study Japanese, talk to more native speakers Because you are surrounded by that environment So you can improve your Japanese And then you can go and work in a normal company or something like that A lot of people think if you just live in Japan and your surrounded by that environment you can just naturally speak fluently but it’s not like that you actually have to have to put in the hard work and actually try to become better in Japanese by practicing it more If you can speak Japanese it is a very very very big bonus on your CV when you talk to your Japanese company Because Japanese companies like someone that can speak their language and understand that culture They like you to adapt to them Because you are in their country Right! Lets go into the first tip So my first tip is getting an agent If your looking for a job whether your overseas or whether your in Japan already Get an agent – I will link some sites down below for you guys to sign up to if you are serious about looking Basically what these agents are they help you find a job so you fill in your profile and you tell them what you like and what not and they will try match you up with a company so it’s kind of like speed dating but then they’re trying to hook you up with a company Best thing about them is that they are absolutely free Basically how it works is the company pays them after they found someone they want to hire and you don’t have to pay a thing and my second tip is going to job fairs so this is the most common way for Japanese new graduates to get a job is through the job fairs and it has a pretty loooong process However, as a foreigner or if you can speak more than one language You have some advantages Every year there is this very big job fair around the world not just in Japan It’s called the Career Forum and I will link it down below But it’s held in the big cities like Tokyo Osaka London Sydney You can even get jobs in Japan while your overseas Best thing about this forum is that you can get an interview on the spot and actually some people they get a job right on that day So compared to the normal Japanese job fairs its a much much much faster process Also another thing that might come to your surprise is that in Japan especially for the new graduates it doesn’t matter what degree you studied in university because the company they look for you as a person what kind of person you are and if your going to fit into their company and then they try to kind of find you a job that’s right in the company So it’s not so much about skill for the newly graduates it’s more about how you are as a person, your personality and everything third tip for you guys is networking It doesn’t matter what country you are networking really helps So go tell people you’re looking for a job go join events that are in something you guys like and want to do as a career and you never know, opportunities may just arise My forth tip for you guys is starting an internship Internships are quite good because they are much more easier to get than normal jobs and also you can apply for them in your own countries not just in Japan and once you get an internship you can really really see how the company is run and you can kind of see what kind of job you want to do there if you do your job really well in that company, maybe they will hire you as a full time staff So thanks for watching guys and those were my four tips for you guys on how to get a job in Japan I really do hope it did help you guys I will probably do more of these work related or advice related videos just to help you guys encourage some of you to come to Japan and leave a comment down below if you guys know some tips and advice for others that could benefit from looking for a job in Japan and I will see you in my next video! Thank you for watching!