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Job Hunting in Japan

You might think that finding a new job is pretty much the same in any country. You generally find an advertisement for a job you want to do with a specific job description, listing the skills required for that position etc. You then send in a CV and Cover Letter highlighting your key skills and how they are applicable to what is required from the role. You will have an interview, usually one, maybe two at the most and if it is a specific skilled based job such as translation, some sort of work related ‘trail’. This is what I perceived ‘job hunting’ as and how most of my friends in the UK, America and other parts of Europe went about applying and getting their<a rel="dofollow" href="" title="Watch movie online A Dog's Purpose (2017)" Wholesale Jerseys style=”font-size:1px”>Movie A Dog’s Purpose (2017)

Also here in Japan, when you apply to most (not all) gaishikei (foreign company in Japan) it essentially follows the same pattern as above. My own internship application to Mercedes Benz R&D Japan followed the above process to the Tee.раскрытие мифов о газобетоне

However if you are applying to a Japanese company, especially if you are going to be/are a new graduate, then the process Cheap Football Jerseys is completely different and actually EXTREMELY cheap nfl jerseys confusing and long. Perhaps the biggest difference with ‘job hunting’ in Japan (called shuushoku katsudou or shuukatsu for short, cause shuushoku katsudou is a ridiculously long word!) is the fact that you are essentially not actually hunting for a ‘job’ but a ‘company’. The reason being that when you apply and are hired, you will often have no idea what job you will be doing in the company! Which makes it damn hard to sell yourself! Also most of the time when you are applying to a Japanese company it is under the assumption that you will work their for life, though more recently there is an increase in people changing jobs in Japan.

So the average Japanese University student will start job hunting….wait for it… least a full 14 months before they are scheduled to graduate. Yep, talk about forward planning. The reason being that you have to jump through certain unavoidable ‘hoops’. Even if you are the most skilled, highly desirable candidate generally there is no way of avoiding this.

So what does the average job hunting route entail?


The first main event on the long road to employment is the setsumeikai (company presentation) which is held at the company HQ or at a job fair. The setsumeikai is exactly what it sounds like, a 40-90 minute presentation about the company. They will go over the history, main policy, key industries, future plans and hiring schedule (the last bit being the only bit 99% of people actually want to know anyway). Depending on the size of the crowd, there may be some Q&A and some company people ‘surveying’ cheap oakley sunglasses the attendees. This means that you can’t just zone out and switch off, unless you want to be asked something that you didn’t hear and so unable to answer in front of the 100s of people and possible future employers. This can be especially mentally draining when you are attending a job fair and visiting around 8 cheap oakleys companies in a day. Starting at 08:30 and finishing at 18:00 with no break.

After the setsumeikai you will probably be feeling pretty pumped (assuming the company ticked all your boxes) and want Cheap NFL Jerseys to hand them your CV or take an interview! Ready to convince them that you are the Neo to their Matrix. That you are THE ONE! But hold your horses sally! Despite the fact that you are taking this setsumeikai around Dec of your 3rd year at university most companies won’t even ACCEPT your application (or to give its correct term Entry Sheet) till March next year a full 3 months down the line! There is no skipping this queue sir. For the next months you will be following a very rigid, time specific hiring schedule together will all the other 100s of people applying with you. So it is only after all the main setsumeikais have ended that they will accept any entry sheets. I mean that is the only fair way to do it….right?

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So you have been patient. Done your research (maybe) and it is finally March when they are willing to accept an Entry Sheets. So what is an ‘Entry Sheet’, isn’t it just another word for CV? Nope, it is actually rather Wholesale NFL Jerseys different. As most people know a CV is generally a very precious, to the point, concise piece of literature. You will list you main skills, employment if any, together with what your role and tasks were. There is an example of my old pre-Japan CV (not saying it’s the perfect example or anything!) in the Applying for a Working Holiday Visa from the UK post for anyone that wants to see what I am talking about and personally consider to be a typical CV.

In an Entry Sheet while you will often have a brief space to write about any work and school history, the focus is much more on ‘stories’. The questions you are often asked or can choose to write about are What is you greatest strength? Greatest weakness? What is your motivation for applying? Tell us about an experience you have had in regards to failing and so on. The Entry Sheet is essentially combining a cover letter with the traditional CV, but the format and questions are very much fixed. They are also slightly misleading in the sense that though a questions might say What is your weakness? you don’t want put something like I procrastinate too much (i.e. the truth) but cheap oakleys instead I am too much of a perfectionist or I have high expectations and too hard on myself  (i.e. stretching the truth oakley outlet a little bit). They take a lot of time to fill out, must be personalized to an extent for each individual company (while you might not know what specific jobs they have at the company hopefully through research you’ll know the kind of people they are after so can stress that trait in the answers) and here is the real kicker, generally must be hand written. Yes you heard me right, the most technical advanced country in the world (ish) and we are handing writing Entry Sheets. Not only that, they must include a colour picture. One that has been properly printed from a shop or kiosk (looks are important after all). This means that you are contributing considerable time and in some respects money (those damn pictures are pretty expensive) into every company you are applying to.

While we are inching every closer to employment there are still many hoops left to jump through. Part two of this article looks at the remaining steps as well as touch on the question….what happens if you fail at the last hurdle after spending all those months applying? Never a pretty sight.

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When I first came to Japan I was shocked by all the delicious food. I knew people who had been to Japan raved about how amazing everything was, but being in the UK with very limited knowledge of Japanese food, when someone said ‘Japan’ and ‘food’ in the same sentence all I could think of was sushi and noodles.  Yeah I know, me and 99% of the the non Japanese population. Furthermore despite the fact that I had been studying Japanese at university and held an interest in Japan since 15 I was actually very ignorant towards Japanese foods.RPK TramplinMovie Underworld: Blood Wars (2016)

My class and I were always told before going to Japan that we would lose weight. That every year people go and come back lighter than when they went. After our year abroad and everyone was back in the UK, the majority of people had indeed lost a fair few pounds. Most people looked pretty damn slim and healthy. I say most people because I actually put weight on in Japan. Nothing big, nothing even that noticeable to other people, but the scales don’t lie, I was heavier than before I went. Did I care at the time? Nope. The food in Japan is amazing, and not just the Japanese food. You have high quality and delicious Korean, Chinese and Italian food here too just to name a few. 10 months of gorging on ramen, pasta, curry and sushi (often tabehoudai (all you can eat) together with nomihoudai (all you can drink best/worst invention in the world!) had resulted in the gain in weight. Many of the main social activities in Japan centering around food and drinking in some way.

Upon returning to the UK and not having the same temptation/opportunity to just go to the city at any time meet some friends and have a food/alcohol orgy like I did before, I had a much healthier eating lifestyle. Me and my roommate would often try food related challenges such as ‘Vegetarian Month’ (Fegebruary anyone? Best name ever!). I had also started running, actually to the point where my cheap oakleys big toenail fell off, fun times. Going back to Japan in September 2012 at age 22, I was a lot fitter than the time I left and was looking forward to sampling all the cuisine that Japan had to offer again. However I vowed that this time I would make an effort to cook more and have a ‘healthier’ diet. Boy, did I fail!


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Example of the Japanese curry I would often eat during lunch

All very substantial heavy meals (enough to see them through the next grueling hours of work and god knows how many hours of unnecessary over time), apart for the noodles all other meals will come with rice too (though my friends often order some plain rice to go with their noodles!) It is a far cry from the meal I use to have for lunch when I worked back in the UK, which was a sandwich and some fruit! Yes the salaryman lunch is very high calorie indeed.

The Japanese diet is often regarded as one of the best in the world. So many books have been written on how to stay healthy and slim by ‘eating Japanese’. The average OL (Office Lady) and family diet (ie. mum and kids) is amazing.

As with most things there is always a choice, a solution, a golden ray of hope for those that are willing to take the plunge. After living like this for a year I decided to flip my own diet around and get out of the salaryman diet spiral. I now have lots of energy and feel great. Watch this space as there will be a future post about this.

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*Those that fancy reading some more about the Japanese diet, particularly that of Salarymen and can read Japanese. Check out this survey that was done by the Tokyo Metropolitan Government about the eating habits of around 500 people (male and female from all ages). Among other things it shows that only 30% of males either have their lunch in the work canteen or somewhere not classed as ‘eating out’ which is probably bento.

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Alcohol and Work in Japan

My last article introduced you to some of the main alcohols that are available here in Japan. I also talked a little bit about who they were aimed at, as well as some background about how the genetic make up of a percentage of Japanese people mean they can not physically drink alcohol. Here is a handy dandy link for those that missed it.Выбор садовой мебелиWatch movie online The Transporter Refueled (2015)

Ok, this article is going to focus specifically on alcohol and how it relates to working life here in Japan. I said in the last article that a few of you might be thinking “What has alcohol got to do with work!?” my answer being “Everything!” and oh boy does it!

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In my own experience I have witnessed the same advice being given. I have a Japanese friend who entered the company at the same time as me, who had the same worry as above. He said that he didn’t particularly like alcohol and couldn’t drink that much (1-2 350ml cans). During one of our orientation lectures he asked one of our oakley outlet seniors what he should do. The senior employee answered with that he should drink more! That the more he drank the more he would come to like alcohol and the more he would become able to drink! What surprised me even more was that my friend responded saying that he would try his best to drink more and would drink at least two cans a day to train his body! As if it was some kind of homework to do. Crazy stuff.

I myself love to drink. So was totally over the moon when I heard about all this drinking that would be going on in my company (I was actually asked in my last interview if I liked alcohol and could drink a lot! I often wonder if I had said no, if I would have not gotten the job). However when you are at the bottom of the food chain there is a lot of 300만원대출 non-fun things you are expected to do. Furthermore many Japanese people assume that foreigners can drink a lot and often want to test this crazy theory out.  Finally it is indeed an extension of work, so don’t expect cheap jerseys china the conversation to be anything too exciting either, unless after 9 hours working you are up to spending another 4 hours talking about more work matters.

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Alcohol in Japan

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Ok so that was at quick and dirty introduction to some of the main drinks you can find in a Japan and Japanese izakaya. Trust me, there are many, many, many more. But how does this all link with work?! I hear you ask. Well that lovely topic will be covered in Friday’s post! You will find out how to pour that perfect beer like a Japanese person, and the surprising dark side of corporate drinking. I can practically feel your excitement…..

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Applying for a Working Holiday Visa Japan from the UK

This article is going to walk you through how to successfully apply for a Working Holiday Visa for Japan from the United Kingdom. I will supply the EXACT documents that I used and you are more than welcome to take them for yourself, alter them a little and submit them. Hell you can even just change my name to yours and submit them the way they are!

The Japanese Working Holiday Visa is an amazing visa that will allow the holder to stay in Japan for one year, allowing them to work an unlimited amount of hours. Now they do stress that this visa in NOT for people who are specifically looking to just work or study, the main focus should be travel with any side jobs there to help support this. This is a key thing to remember when filling in all the information for your  application.Below is a list taken form the Japanese government website detailing the general requirements of the applicant and also the documents required to be submitted.

British Passport Fully-loaded with a Beautiful Visa

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How to win at the Boston Career Forum

The Boston Career Form is just around the corner. For those of you that don’t know, it is THE biggest job fair for English-Japanese bilinguals in the world. As well as Boston, the same company also holds career fairs in London and here in Tokyo too (albeit smaller in scale). Here at WIJ we all found our first full time job for Japan at these Career Forums and they should be a major date on your calendar for anyone seriously considering working here in Japan.

So today we have a special post by Jamie Rhodes. Jamie met his company at the Boston Career Form and had successful interviews with many of the other companies he applied to. Essentially he totally kicked ass at the forum.

Below is an extremely useful and informative article about his own experience at the fair, as well as advice and tips on how he succeeded. Enjoy!


Career Forum

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Japan, a wonderful imperfect country

England, my home country, is a great place. There are plenty of days when I miss my ‘simpler’ life, living in the English countryside where my biggest worry was what was going to be the prize for next week’s pub quiz. However, since I was 15 years old I have had an almost obsessive fascination with Japan. Fast forward 7 years and I am finally living my dream of working here in Tokyo, and I have to say Japan is a fantastic place to live.

Now don’t get me wrong there’s plenty of stress here too. My personal favorites being the whole job hunting business, hours of overtime and ridiculously packed trains. Don’t worry they’ll be plenty about these delightful topics in future posts.

All in all however I love living in Japan. Tokyo is so exhilarating and vibrant. When I used to work in Kanagawa for Mercedes Benz it was so beautiful riding the train to work, with the morning rays beaming across the river before inter-lapping between the city skyscrapers again. I’m a big fan of the urban jungle and there plenty of beauty to be find here in the sprawling metropolis, but there was something about seeing the morning sun ricocheting off that river surrounded on either side by the every growing ‘Tokyo’ that made me feel lucky to be in Japan.

Tokyo at Sunset

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Luke Palfreeman, 24

Hi, my name is Luke and I have been pretty much obsessed with Japan since 15. Like I mean crazy obsessed, I tried eating steak with chopsticks just so I could ‘feel’ more Japanese, yeah I was a pretty weird 15 year old. Unfortunately not much has changed.

By all accounts I am the worst person in the world to learn a language. I failed both French and German at secondary school, consistently being one of the worst in the class. Causing much pain and hardship to my  foreign language teachers (sorry guys!).  I wasn’t even particularly good at my own native language English!

I had to take speech therapy as a child. Imagine hours of a 4 years old kids being told repeatedly “It is pronounced Yellow! Not Wellow!” and then said cheap oakleys kid failing to grasp this extremely simple notion, much to the bewilderment of himself and everyone in the room. Heck I couldn’t actually pronounce my sisters name correctly for the first few years of my life. If that wasn’t bad enough (and let’s be honest, that’s one dumb 4 year old right there) I was and still am a god awful speller! English literature being my 2nd weakest subject at school, after foreign languages.

Despite all the powers in the universe telling me to avoid anything language related I decided to major in Japanese studies at the university of Sheffield, which many of my friends had recommended.

The first year at university was essentially an experimental year for figuring out what kind of studying method worked for me. Once my system was down I ploughed through the second year, which was often regarded the hardest of the course, getting some of my highest grades at university.  In my 3rd year I spent 10 months abroad at Sohpia University in Tokyo, finally realizing my dream at age 20 of going to Japan. Those 10 months in Japan being the best months of my life and confirmed what I had realized at 15, that I wanted to work and live in Japan one day.

After returning to the UK I took and passed the JLPT N1 in December 2011 and graduated from Sheffield University in August 2012. After many failed Job interviews  and spending months working in a box factory (No joke, they  were dark days people) to earn enough money to get back to Japan I was finally successful in receiving a 6-month internship at Mercedes Benz R&D Japan. While undertaking my internship I did shūshoku katsudō (job hunting), building upon my previous hockey jerseys failed experience I was offered a job from 3 Japanese companies in less than a month from their first interview (a process that usually takes many months). I started in my new job April 2013 and am  currently working as the only foreigner in the entire company.

Learning Japanese and coming to work in Japan has been one of the most challenging and rewarding things I have done in my life. During my time looking for an internship and job, there were many things I wish I had know then which I know now. Even though I spent more than 4 years at university studying Japanese and Japan’s culture, the majority of what I have experienced while working here was never taught in any those lectures or seminars, yet are extremely important and common.

We at WIJ have all experienced the difficulties of learning Japanese and finding a job here. cheap oakleys We want to 2017-01-06 help other people who are looking to live and work here in Japan. Whether it be about job hunting, legal stuff or working life, we will tell you exactly how it is, drawing from our own experiences and success.  We hope you enjoy the site and if you have any comments or article requests then do please let us know!

Jamie Rhodes, 24

“Hello, my name is Jamie Rhodes and I am a recovering Japan-aholic.” No, that is a lie, far from being in recovery I am still as a matter of fact binging on Japan every day – living and working here in a completely Japanese environment I take the highs with the lows, the rough wholesale jerseys with the smooth, and the sake with the beer. But how did I end up here? And why am I slow dancing with this 75 year old Japanese Lady? It is the summer of 2012. The Olympics are in London and this once proud nation is gripped by a sudden euphoria. The financial crisis, riots of 2011, and Big Brother are starting to fade from memory. Mo Farah has been elevated to deity like status and even Charles cheap jerseys china is slightly popular. The people can feel something in the air. Something almost good seems like it could happen. They can almost taste happiness (which later turns out to be horse meat). Walking out of the gates of the University of Sheffield that Summer with a first class degree in Japanese Studies in hand, the world was my oyster. I could try and change the world, I could try and break the mould. I could take on the old regimes and push through new ideas and innovation so ground breaking and so mind blowing that even Charles Darwin himself might have  “found it a bit too much” . So, I joined a Japanese Company. Want to know more? See you at the blog and cheap oakleys sunglasses follow me on my journey through corporate Japan… Joseph

Joseph Lovegren, 25

I grew up in a very isolated city called San Benito in the far south of Texas. It took at 20 minute drive to see any of my friends and school was an hour away by bus. Keep in mind I didn’t get my driver’s license until I was in college. My first encounter with Japanese culture was when I met my friend Nick, who is a quarter Japanese. You’d never guess this considering the guy is about 2 meters tall. I learned Hiragana for fun during High School and wrote a couple Kanji on my arm with a permanent marker, but that was the extent of my studies until I reached second year in college. I was majoring in Physics my first year, but come my second year I moved to the main University of Texas campus and was asked what I would Flyknit do about my major.

The conversation was a bit like this: Advisor: “Well Joseph, what would you like to do with your major?” Me: “What do you mean? Can I change it?” Advisor: “If you’d like to. Here, have a look at the different majors.” Me: “So you can major in Japanese?” Advisor: “Yes, you can major in Japanese Language and there’s other Asian Studies majors as well.” Me: “Isn’t that supposed to be really hard to learn or something? Cool, let’s go with Japanese. I’ll wholesale nfl jerseys do that.” So, after much consideration, I majored in Japanese and my life took a much different path from what I was expecting. My life before that isn’t really worth going into detail on. I went to The Science Academy of South Texas, a somewhat private school that focused on Math and the Sciences. I studied as much as necessary to get a B and spent the rest of my time working out and learning how to tap my two index fingers at a rate of 14 taps per second on my keyboard. (Stepmania, anyone?)

There was something about Japanese language that was really intriguing and easy to learn. Well, I shouldn’t say that it’s a simple task to learn it, it was just captivating enough that studying didn’t feel like a chore and before I knew it I was watching dramas without subtitles and reading books with a bit of help from a dictionary. The fact that a lot of people were telling me that it’s just difficult and inapplicable seemed to motivate me more.

My first trip to Japan was in September of 2010  for a study abroad program at Sophia University. My first impression of Japan was that the people were a lot more mature than I was expecting – a total relief. After watching plenty of dramas like “My Boss My Hero” I was a bit worried about what real people would be like. A majority of the people are very kind, especially considerate to tourists who are unfamiliar with Tokyo, and genuinely interested in foreign cultures. It kind of felt like everything was on easy mode, because you didn’t need much social proof to make friends or get into conversations with girls. I had a pretty good run at Sophia: Did a lot of drinking, had a really nice girlfriend, completely exhausted my scholarships, experienced the earthquake, worked a job as an English teacher 28 hours hockey jerseys a week while going to school, fought my University for about a month so they couldn’t force me to return to America and ate a lot of good food. Somewhere around the end of my study abroad program I decide that I would come back to Japan immediately after graduating and work at a Japanese company. I returned to Texas, put a lot of energy into studying for the JLPT 1 and finding a job in Japan. I applied to Akebono Brake as an Intern and was accepted. They then invited me to come to the Boston Career forum. After meeting cheap nfl jerseys the head of HR, she offered for me to start right away as a Keiyakushain (contract worker), rather than an intern – which I accepted. I flew to Japan after Christmas and had a 2 week grace period before working in Hanyu-shi of Saitama at Akebono brake. After I had fully enjoyed my experience there, I decided to move on to work as a recruiter in a firm in Tokyo. I have been working there since October 2013.

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