Preparing to find a job in Japan

Many students want to work in Japan after graduating from a Japanese language school.
Apart from improving your Japanese language skills, what else do you think you need to do to prepare well for a job in Japan?

The first preparation is self-analysis.
Japanese companies place great importance on the individual's ability (skills) to do the job, but they also place great importance on the personality, character and aptitude of the job seeker. This is because Japanese companies place more importance on the potential and growth of the candidate.
You need to thoroughly analyze and think about yourself - your strengths, weaknesses, interests, who you are and what you want to do in the future.
Self-analysis is not as easy as it may seem, so it is better to ask for opinions not only from yourself but also from those around you, such as your parents and friends, so that you can analyse yourself more accurately.

The second is corporate research!
You also need to do some research into the company you want to join in the future! This is because during a company's recruitment interview, the candidate has to show how well they match the company's requirements.
It is very important to research the company and find out what kind of people they are looking for. It is important to analyse and research the company's information, for example, by checking the company's website to see what vacancies the company has available, or by talking to personnel at company information sessions to find out more.
Please take the time to research the company carefully, as company research may be useful not only for interviews at the company you are applying for, but also at other companies (if they are in the same industry or job category).

Finally, it ’s an interview preparation!
In an interview, it is important to explain yourself to the interviewer in a way that is easy to understand. Most Japanese companies require JLPT N1 or above in terms of Japanese language skills when screening documents.
While possessing qualifications is important, the interview will test your communication skills, particularly in Japanese. Practising discussions on Japanese newspaper articles and current affairs on a regular basis is also a good way to prepare for the interview. Practising actual speaking, such as what you want to show off and answering questions, is also necessary for interviews.

In addition to interview preparation, TCJ provides detailed guidance and support for job hunting such as correction of resumes and business emails in class.
We also offer face-to-face and online classes for foreigners who want to improve their Japanese language skills! I want to work in Japan! If you are interested in working in Japan, please contact us!
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