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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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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

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