If you are a foreigner and looking for a full-time or part-time job in Japan, no matter if you are staying in Japan for a while, NepSort’s Japan Guide will guide you on a proper way to find a job in Japan.
As a foreigner, there are many difficulties you might have faced to seek a job of your kind in Japan. At first language problem is the most that we have seen in many foreigners, cultural shock and new rules and regulation in foreign land added more ups to get the better job as your desire in Japan.
For the newbie, there might be the problem of where to start and for those staying for a while and finding a job of your kind is challenging. In this session, we are going to address these two topics here today.
Before getting started on the solution, you should know the possible ways to find a job in Japan. Below are four steps that are the strategic and proper way to find a job in Japan as a foreigner.
Best Way to Find Job in Japan As Foreigner
1) Connect with Your Friends Who Are in Japan
The most effective way to find a job in Japan is through your friends’ connections.
If you are a newbie or even if you are working for a while, don’t hesitate to connect with your known friends from your country who are staying in Japan. Mainly, those who have a good reputation in work can easily refer you to the Job.
Having a referral from your friend means you have a higher chance of getting a job. Usually, Japanese people trust people who are good and obedient at work since professional ethics is always a top priority for many Japanese.
Social media: Facebook, Instagram, WhatsApp are useful tools that you can use to connect with your friends. If you dig a little bit deeper, you can find many Facebook Groups of your country but live in Japan. For example, if you are from India and want to find the people living in Japan, search “Indians in Japan” on Facebook, you will find the hands full of the result.
Before joining a group, it is the best idea to find an active group. To find the active group, you might look at the number of members in the group. If the numbers of members are high, it is more likely to be active. And it is a truth that if you are in a foreign land, obviously the people from your country are more likely to cooperate for finding a job.
2) Online Job Search Engines
There are many online portals through which you can approach to find a job in Japan. The recent statistics show that 7 out of 10 people find a job in Japan through online job search engines. But the truth is never expecting to get a reply from all places.
So, it is better to apply to as many places as you find, and those who are interested in hiring you will respond to you.
Getting the information about the job vacancy on time is the most crucial aspect to find a job in Japan.
Thus, set up email alerts to get the vacancy information as soon as they are published on portals. Below are some online portals through which you can approach to find a job in Japan.
3) Newspaper and Magazine
If you are not trying to relocate for your job, finding a job through a Newspaper is always the best idea in Japan. Many employers publish vacancy information through the local Newspaper and Magazine.
So first, go on through the local newspaper or magazine in your location.
Besides that, you can find a separate section of a vacancy in your location in other English language newspapers. Since people prioritize the location to get the job, newspapers and magazines are always the best ideas to hunt for a job in Japan.
Town work magazine is one of the best options to find a job as you want. You can get a free magazine anywhere in Japan: in Konbini (convenience store), at the station, etc.
There are two types of Town work magazines. The one with yellow cover is for those who are looking for a part-time job (アルバイト). The one with a blue cover is for those looking for a job in a company (社員).
Japan Times, Daily Yomiuri, Daily Mainichi, and Asahi Evening News, Metropolis Newspaper are some newspapers to try to find a job in Japan.
4) Employment Services
There is many employment and recruiting agencies in Japan. If you tried all the steps mentioned above to find the job you are seeking and still cannot get one, you could contact the employment or recruiting agencies.
Recruiting agencies are the best option for those who are looking job in a particular field.
However, we do not suggest you go with this option if you have other ways to get the job in Japan. This means this would be your less priority option to find a job in Japan.
Some of the reputed recruiting agencies are:
- Hays Recruiting Service
- Robert Walters
- Career Cross
Additional Tips to Find Job in Japan
5) Teaching English
If you are a native English speaker or fluent in English, Teaching English will also be one of the best options to get a quick and easiest job in Japan.
There are thousands of teaching positions available in Japan which you can hunt through the below-mentioned websites:
These are some systemic ways to find a job in Japan as a foreigner. We suggest you not to hesitate to every kind of job which you will feel good to work.
Keep on trying one after another; you will find the job of your kind very soon.
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