Are you thinking about working in Japan when you graduate? What you need to know about finding a job as an international student is outlined here.
- Have a basic understanding of the Japanese language and culture.
- Many international student programmes offer language classes, so check with your university to see if you’re eligible.
- Take into consideration your values.
- Despite the fact that there are more jobs than people who want them, jobs for fresh grads can be extremely competitive.
- Start building a network of contacts as soon as you arrive in Japan if you want to acquire a job.
- Check out these resources for information on how to write a CV and the different forms of references.
- Make some new buddies!
- Knowing people, especially those who have lived in Japan for a long time and are familiar with the culture, is always beneficial.
- You will learn more about Japan and the labour market the more you immerse yourself.
What is the state of the Japanese labour market?
Japan is an excellent area to look for work if you understand the Japanese language and culture.
Japan has had more job chances in recent years, and increasing international students makes it simpler for foreign graduates to compete in the labour market, particularly if they studied at Japanese universities.
Business, Information Technology, and Education are all strong industries in Japan.
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What is the possibility of working in Japan after graduation?
In general, Japan is very welcoming to international students. To work after graduation, you must obtain a work visa or a long stay if you are going to stay in the country and look for a job. Contact the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Japan for more information on how to obtain a long-term visa.
Useful resources to find job in Japan after graduation:
Finding a job in Japan can be difficult for international students, because there are few systems to help foreigners with employment outside the university. Make sure you ask the university for guidance in finding a job. They will be able to give you more information about the topic and what you need to perform well in your search.
Many universities have special access to websites where there are job offers and other resources. Do not feel shy if you are going to ask the international office or your teachers for help, as they may be able to point the right direction for you.
Having said that, here are some popular websites with job offers:
GaijinPot – http://gaijinpot.com/
O-Sensei Hayo – http://www.ohayosensei.com/
Portal JREC-IN – https://jrecin.jst.go.jp/seek/SeekTop?ln=1