Category Archives: JOBS

(Podcast) Climbing the Ladder w/ Andy from Interac

This week I talk with Andy, a person that started as an ALT with Interac and has done much more through his many steps up the corporate ladder of the company. Thanks to Interac and Andy for this!

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Topics

  • 02:22 – All about Andy’s current position
  • 05:10 – Andy started as a normal ALT, but then got assigned to a “high level” school
  • 10:01 – Is it OK to use Japanese in the classroom?
  • 15:20 – Making the jump from Managing Coordinator to Company Managing Coordinator
  • 18:50 – Getting starting in the Communications side of Interac/ A Normal day for Andy
  • 25:20 – 5-Year guaranteed contracts?
  • 30:00 – What’s the workload lof an Interac ALT like in 2019?
  • 33:00 – What do you think of Interac’s online public image?
  • 36:11 – Final Advice

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2019 Top Jobs in Japan Week 7

Source: Gaijin Pot

If you’re looking to work in Japan, check back here each week as we look through our database of top jobs in Japan posted to GaijinPot and pick some of the ones we think are most interesting. You can apply directly to these companies by creating a profile on GaijinPot Jobs.

Travel Planner

  • Company: PMP Japan Co. Ltd.
  • Salary: ¥3.0M ~ ¥4.5M / Year
  • Location: Daikanyama, Tokyo
  • English: Business level
  • Japanese: Business level
  • Application: Must currently reside in Japan

People Make Places, Japan’s most exciting inbound travel specialist, is looking for an experienced Travel Planner to design and organize amazing holidays for clients. The successful candidate will have a passion for Japan and proven experience in the hospitality industry.

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株式会社パピレス - PAPYLESS

Manga Translation Proofreader / Website Operational Support

  • Company: 株式会社パピレス – PAPYLESS
  • Salary: Amount not specified
  • Location: Chiyoda, Tokyo
  • English: Native level
  • Japanese: Fluent
  • Application: Must currently reside in Japan

Interested in online reading?

Papyless, a publishing company, is looking for J/E translator with Japanese fluency who can assist with visual banner creation for their English version of their online manga reading service. Experience in any translation related job is very welcome. Skills in Photoshop would be a plus.

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ARS Co. Ltd

Software Development Engineer

  • Company: ARS Co. Ltd
  • Salary: Salary negotiable
  • Location: Yokohama, Kanagawa
  • English: Native or near native
  • Japanese: None
  • Application: Must currently reside in Japan

Ars, an engineering company specializing in wireless sensor systems and embedded technologies, is looking for a skilled enthusiastic embedded developer for a position in its R&D team.
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(Podcast) Making the Jump after JET w/ Somee and Takeshi from Rainmaker

After I talked with the person that places this ad, I knew I had to learn more. After doing so, I knew she would be perfect for the show. From the JET Program to her second job in Japan in World Record Time, Somee (and Takeshi) from Rainmaker in the house!

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Topics

  • 02:15 – What is Rainmaker?
  • 04:04 – What Somee did before Rainmaker and how she made the jump
  • 08:41 – What Somee does at Rainmaker
  • 16:50 – What makes a good JET in your mind?
  • 18:00 – The Future

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5 Tips to Ensure Your Resume Gets You the Interview in Japan

Source: Gaijin Pot

Some call it a CV. Some call it a resume. Whatever you call it, this important little document can either open up new doors for you or slam them in your face. If you’re an English teacher, this is particularly true at this time of year, when schools all across Japan are stepping up their search for new teachers to start in April and thousands of people across the country are gearing up for job interview season.

Being able to sum up the most important points about you and the skills a new or experienced teacher can offer a potential employer in just one document is never easy. Are you highlighting the wrong achievements, while neglecting your best qualities? Do you give too much info or are you too vague with the details?

How to Write a Killer Cover Letter

In all honesty, finding the balance can be an infuriating experience and one that I still struggle with sometimes. The writer in me wants to be as detailed as possible, while the editor in me knows that nobody is going to bother reading a nine-page resume! Also, a typical Japanese resume is a single page document. You don’t need to create an actual Japanese resume, just be aware of this point when you prepare your own. Also, try to add a photo at the top, this is a popular feature of Japanese resumes.

As with all things in life — it’s all about balance. Today, with these five helpful hints, I can help you bring some balance to your resume.

1. Be brief

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2019 Top Jobs in Japan Week 6

Source: Gaijin Pot

If you’re looking to work in Japan, check back here each week as we look through our database of top jobs in Japan posted to GaijinPot and pick some of the ones we think are most interesting. You can apply directly to these companies by creating a profile on GaijinPot Jobs.

Japanese Video Game Support

  • Company: 5CA
  • Salary: Salary negotiable
  • Location: Remote work
  • English: Business level
  • Japanese: Fluent
  • Application: Overseas applications Ok

Do you own a PS4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, or a modern gaming PC/laptop?

This job, on top of interacting with gamers who enjoy the same games as you do, is about understanding the whole gaming support system.

Full-time or part-time (at least one day per week) positions available.

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Altia Central (株式会社 アルティアセントラル)

Public School ALT – Anjo City, Aichi

  • Company: Altia Central (株式会社 アルティアセントラル)
  • Salary: ¥240,000 ~ ¥245,000 / Month Depending on qualifications and experience.
  • Location: Anjo, Aichi
  • English: Native level
  • Japanese: Conversational
  • Application: Must currently reside in Japan

Altia Central is hiring ALT candidates for a unique position in Anjo City, Aichi starting in April 2019. The successful candidate is a native English speaker with a bachelor’s degree (or higher), flexible, culturally sensitive, and motivated to provide a positive experience for students. Preferably, the successful candidate has a valid drivers license for Japan as well as experience living in Japan.

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ANCHORパートナー株式会社

English Instructors in Tokyo

  • Company: ANCHORパートナー株式会社
  • Salary: ¥2,400 ~ ¥3,000 / Hour Transportation expenses will be provided
  • Location: Azabujuban, Tokyo
  • English: Native level
  • Japanese: Conversational
  • Application: Must currently reside in Japan

Anchor Studio is a …continue reading