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Working at My Gym – A Different Type of “School”

This week HR person Kyoko and Trainer Carlos come in to explain what it’s like to work at the unique “school”, that is known as My Gym. Definitely off the beaten path in terms of the old standard Eikaiwa or ALT jobs. Enjoooy.

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Topics

  • 02:59 – Intro – Who are you guys?
  • 04:30 – What’s special about My Gym?
  • 08:30 – Is sales a big part of the job?
  • 11:54 – What’s the most common resume mistakes you see?
  • 12:45 – What makes a bad teacher?
  • 17:20 – What are some things that you wish you knew when you first came to Japan?
  • 22:10 – Final Advice

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2018 Top Jobs in Japan Week 50

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.

UI / UX Designer

  • Company: MoveFast
  • Salary: ¥250,000 ~ ¥350,000 / Month Negotiable
  • Location: Tokyo, Japan
  • English: Fluent
  • Japanese: Conversational
  • Application: Must currently reside in Japan

MoveFast is looking for a creative designer with up-to-date knowledge of the current design trends, able to come up with fresh design solutions with high visual impact.

You will work on a variety of design tasks, including graphic design, web, event, and mobile UI/UX design.

Provide a link to your portfolio in your cover letter!

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Emma Jean

Administrative Assistant (Full-time)

  • Company: Emma Jean
  • Salary: ¥220,000 ~ ¥310,000 / Month Negotiable
  • Location: Tokyo, Japan
  • English: Business level
  • Japanese: Business level
  • Application: Must currently reside in Japan

Emma Jean, a fashion brand located in Tokyo, is looking for an administrative assistant to maintain the company records, take charge of deliveries and pickup, and work with the teams to create documents and presentations. You will also be in charge of communications by phone and emails.

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Faro Japan

Regional Sales Manager

  • Company: Faro Japan
  • Salary: Salary negotiable
  • Location: Tokyo, Japan
  • English: Conversational
  • Japanese: Fluent
  • Application: Must currently reside in Japan

You will be working in Faro’s exciting and dynamic sales department, leading a team of five motivated people including account managers, sales engineers and specialists.

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The ALT Checklist:  What you need to know before you accept an ALT Position

Out of the ways to come to Japan is to be an English teacher, with one of the largest categories being that of an ALT (Assistant Language Teacher).

For those not knowing much about the teaching scene in Japan, a ALT will be dispatched to one or several private or public schools from the elementary school to high school. The most famous is the JET Programme which is run by the government, and has about 4,500 teachers. However, due to the sheer demand for ALTs and some glaring deficiencies in the way JET is run, there are a large number of privately run dispatch companies to fill in the gaps.

If you have not been selected for the JET Programme (in general they pay the highest wages while offering the cushiest teaching schedule), but would like to select the general location where you work or just do not want to go through the long application process, you have a choice of dozens of ALT dispatch providers of all shapes and sizes.

If you do not know what an ALT does or how it compares to other teaching jobs, you may want to refer to this article.

What should you look out for in an ALT contract?

The general job of an ALT is going to be very similar no matter which agency you select. You will be required to go to one or more schools to be the native English speaker to assist the schools’ English language curriculum and to interact with the students giving them insight into foreign cultures. That is where the similarities between the different agencies stops and the differences start to take shape. Before taking any ALT job, you should find, hopefully in writing, the following:

Status of employment

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Bill Allowing More Foreign Workers in Japan Passes Japan Diet

The Diet passed a bill that will allow more foreign workers into Japan.

With the ageing population and lack of labour force in a lot of important sectors, the Diet (国会: Kokkai, the legislative body of the government) passed a bill that will increase the numbers of foreign workers entering the country by a substantial amount despite a lot of concerns that the bill doesn’t ensure working conditions.

This legislation is a big push for more blue-collar workers, which is a big change from Japan’s traditional policy of encouraging highly professional and qualified workers to come to Japan to work.

April is when the bill will come into effect.

Not all unicorns and rainbows

Many opponents of the bill have criticised the wording and lack of coverage to support foreign workers when they come to Japan to do their jobs. There are already a lot of troubling cases where companies have used things like the “technical intern” program to import cheap foreign labour without supporting their living situation or paying them enough to survive in Japan.

At the same time Japan is desperate for more nurses and caregivers, and a big part of the legislation is intended to bring people into these fields from abroad to take care of the elderly in Japan.

Two types of visa

  • No.1

This visa is only valid for up to five years and there will be Japanese language and technical exams required to get this permission to work. One concern is that this visa doesn’t allow holders to bring their families to Japan, so perhaps it is intended for younger, single people.

  • No.2

This visa will be harder to get, but will also have fewer limitations. Terms of work visa can be renewed, allowing the holder to eventually live in Japan long enough to apply for the PR visa and stay here permanently. The kind …continue reading

    

The Inside Japan Podcast – Remaking Englipedia.com and Passing JLPT N1 but still an ALT?

This week I talk with Jake about the death and rebirth of Englipedia (now ALTopedia), why he is still an ALT after passing JLPT N1, and a lot more. Enjoooy.

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Topics

  • 04:40 – Intro – Why was Englipedia special?
  • 10:40 – Why Englipedia might have lost its popularity musings
  • 15:23 – How I usually used Englipedia
  • 19:00 – How Jake obtained N1
  • 27:00 – What did you do to try to find work that wasn’t teaching after passing?
  • 33:40 – What the future looks like for Jake with his N1 certificate

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