How to find a job in Japan as an expat?

Finding a job in Japan as an expat may seem daunting, but with the right approach and resources.

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Finding a job in Japan as an expat may seem daunting, but with the right approach and resources, it is quite doable. Here are some tips to help you find a job in Japan as an expat.

Prepare your CV and cover letter in Japanese: Most Japanese employers expect to receive CVs and cover letters in Japanese. It is therefore important to ensure that your CV and cover letter are written in Japanese to maximise your chances of success. You can also ask a Japanese friend or tutor in Japanese to help you write your CV and cover letter.

Use online job boards: Online job boards are an excellent resource for finding jobs in Japan. Some of the most popular sites include GaijinPot, Daijob and CareerCross. These sites are often in English and offer jobs in a variety of fields, including English education, technology and business.

Attend job fairs: Job fairs are a great opportunity to meet employers in person. The largest job fairs in Japan are usually held in Tokyo and Osaka. You can find information about upcoming job fairs by checking online job boards or by signing up for newsletters or job alerts.

Use social networks: Social networks can also be a good resource for finding jobs in Japan. Joining groups on Facebook or LinkedIn can help you to make contacts and keep up to date with job vacancies in your field. It is also possible to contact employers directly via social networks.

Mater app can also provide valuable help in finding, discussing with expats who have been in Japan for years and know the job market and or companies that are recruiting.

Work with recruiters: Recruiters can be a great help in finding a job in Japan. Recruiters often specialise in specific fields and can help you find jobs in your area of expertise. You can find recruiters by looking at online job boards, or by searching for recruitment companies in your field.

Ultimately, finding a job in Japan as an expat can be a complex process, but with the right approach and resources, it is quite doable. By using a combination of online resources, job fairs, social networks and recruiters, you can increase your chances of finding a job that matches your skills and expertise.

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