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Jobs can be started in Dec. on GitTap

Only two months remain in the year 2023.

We are pleased to announce that we have put together a special feature on jobs available in December at the GitTap team!


Let's run through to the end of 2023 together!

 

☆Nihon Luxor System Co.,Ltd

   Open positions:System Engineer / Programmer 【Java,PHP】

   Check for jobs:https://cs.gittap.jp/jobs/2545


☆Legalscape, Inc.

   Open positions①:Software Engineer (Applications)

   Check for jobs:https://cs.gittap.jp/jobs/2542


   Open positions②:Project Manager

   Check for jobs:https://cs.gittap.jp/jobs/2544


   Open positions③:Engineering Manager

   Check for jobs:https://cs.gittap.jp/jobs/2543


☆Wisdom Technology

   Open positions:Systems Engineer

   Check for jobs:https://cs.gittap.jp/jobs/2562


☆ARSTECH GUILD Inc.

   Open positions:Game engineer (experienced person)

   Check for jobs:https://cs.gittap.jp/jobs/1


☆WeStyle Co., Ltd.

   Open positions:Mechanical / CAD Engineer

   Check for jobs:https://cs.gittap.jp/jobs/1782 

 

☆CONTROL TECHNOLOGY CORP.

   Open positions:PHP Engineer

   Check for jobs:https://cs.gittap.jp/jobs/2389


☆SUCCESS Corporation【Over 1,800 game titles developed】

   Open positions①:Full benefits package/professional group/open workplace

   Check for jobs:https://cs.gittap.jp/jobs/1506


   Open positions②:Server Programmer

   Check for jobs:https://cs.gittap.jp/jobs/1507


   Open positions③:2DCG Designer

   Check for jobs:https://cs.gittap.jp/jobs/1508


   Open positions④:3DCG Designer

   Check for jobs:https://cs.gittap.jp/jobs/1509


☆RAKUS Co., Ltd.

   Open positions①Tech Lead (stationed at subsidiary in Vietnam)

   Check for jobs:https://cs.gittap.jp/jobs/2542

    ※ Depending on various conditions, entry into the company may take place after January.

 

   Open positions②:【Osaka】Bridge SE

   Check for jobs:https://cs.gittap.jp/jobs/2548

 ※Depending on various conditions, entry into the company may take place after January.


   Open positions③:【Tokyo】Bridge SE

   Check for jobs:https://cs.gittap.jp/jobs/2549

 ※Depending on various conditions, entry into the company may take place after January.


☆OPTIMIND Inc.

 Open positions:Web Application Engineer [Full Remote / Flexitime]

 Check for jobs:https://cs.gittap.jp/jobs/2129


If you are a global IT engineer who wants to earn a good salary and build a successful career, you can register with GitTap, a job site for foreign IT professionals.  You may get scouted by companies that can offer a job with a simple, flexible deal with a good salary. Start by signing up and archive your ideal career in Japan.

GitTap is a job change website that helps non-Japanese IT engineers living and working in Japan. To find the best job that suits you, please click here.

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2023/11/8

Job seeker (IT engineer)

Jobs can be started in Dec. on GitTap

Only two months remain in the year 2023.We are pleased to announce that we have put together a special feature on jobs available in December at the GitTap team!Let's run through to the end of 2023 together! ☆Nihon Luxor System Co.,Ltd   Open positions:System Engineer / Programmer 【Java,PHP】   Check for jobs:https://cs.gittap.jp/jobs/2545☆Legalscape, Inc.   Open positions①:Software Engineer (Applications)   Check for jobs:https://cs.gittap.jp/jobs/2542   Open positions②:Project Manager   Check for jobs:https://cs.gittap.jp/jobs/2544   Open positions③:Engineering Manager   Check for jobs:https://cs.gittap.jp/jobs/2543☆Wisdom Technology   Open positions:Systems Engineer   Check for jobs:https://cs.gittap.jp/jobs/2562☆ARSTECH GUILD Inc.   Open positions:Game engineer (experienced person)   Check for jobs:https://cs.gittap.jp/jobs/1☆WeStyle Co., Ltd.   Open positions:Mechanical / CAD Engineer   Check for jobs:https://cs.gittap.jp/jobs/1782  ☆CONTROL TECHNOLOGY CORP.   Open positions:PHP Engineer   Check for jobs:https://cs.gittap.jp/jobs/2389☆SUCCESS Corporation【Over 1,800 game titles developed】   Open positions①:Full benefits package/professional group/open workplace   Check for jobs:https://cs.gittap.jp/jobs/1506   Open positions②:Server Programmer   Check for jobs:https://cs.gittap.jp/jobs/1507   Open positions③:2DCG Designer   Check for jobs:https://cs.gittap.jp/jobs/1508   Open positions④:3DCG Designer   Check for jobs:https://cs.gittap.jp/jobs/1509☆RAKUS Co., Ltd.   Open positions①Tech Lead (stationed at subsidiary in Vietnam)   Check for jobs:https://cs.gittap.jp/jobs/2542    ※ Depending on various conditions, entry into the company may take place after January.    Open positions②:【Osaka】Bridge SE   Check for jobs:https://cs.gittap.jp/jobs/2548 ※Depending on various conditions, entry into the company may take place after January.   Open positions③:【Tokyo】Bridge SE   Check for jobs:https://cs.gittap.jp/jobs/2549 ※Depending on various conditions, entry into the company may take place after January.☆OPTIMIND Inc. Open positions:Web Application Engineer [Full Remote / Flexitime] Check for jobs:https://cs.gittap.jp/jobs/2129If you are a global IT engineer who wants to earn a good salary and build a successful career, you can register with GitTap, a job site for foreign IT professionals.  You may get scouted by companies that can offer a job with a simple, flexible deal with a good salary. Start by signing up and archive your ideal career in Japan.GitTap is a job change website that helps non-Japanese IT engineers living and working in Japan. To find the best job that suits you, please click here.The post Jobs can be started in Dec. on GitTap first appeared on GitTap BLOG.

2023/8/22

Job seeker (IT engineer)

Job Hunting Schedule for Working in Japan [JASSO International Students Must See!]

Through JASSO's international student events and other events, more and more students are thinking about working in Japan. One of the attractions of Japan is that employment is more stable and benefits are more generous than in other countries. However, job hunting in Japan has various differences in schedule and other aspects compared to other countries, so it is necessary to know how to job hunt in the Japanese style.In this issue, we will explain job hunting methods and job hunting schedules for international students who want to work in Japan. If you are interested in working in Japan, please refer to this article to make your job hunting in Japan a success. If you are interested in the IT industry in Japan, we also recommend you to search for a job on "GitTap", an IT industry job site where global companies gather.▼GitTap is here.Characteristics of the Japanese Job Hunting ScheduleThere are various differences in the general job hunting process in Japan compared to other countries. International students working in Japan are basically encouraged to follow Japanese rules for job hunting, so there is a high possibility that you will fail if you proceed with job hunting according to the rules of your own country. First, let's learn about the characteristics of "job hunting" in Japan.Searching for a Job While Still in SchoolRecruitment and selection takes place during a fixed periodMany people are hired on the basis of their potentialSearching for a Job While Still in SchoolOne of the major characteristics of Japan's job hunting is that students search for a company to work for while still in college. According to data from the Japanese Trade Union Confederation, more than 80% of people in Japan have a job lined up after graduation while still in college.However, in many countries outside of Japan, job hunting is rarely done while still in school, and students decide what type of company they will work for after graduation. According to the data above, only four countries (Thailand, Brazil, Germany, and Russia) have more than 50% of their graduates who have a job lined up after graduation while still in college. These countries also have percentages below 65%, indicating that it is rare for job hunting to take place while still in college around the world.Note that if you start job hunting in Japan after graduation, you will not be able to find a job in time. Instead, Japan offers a grace period of six months to a year between graduation and starting work, allowing you to do what you want, such as long trips or volunteer work.Reference: 日本労働組合総連合会Recruitment and selection takes place during a fixed periodIn general, Japanese job hunting is based on the "lump-sum hiring of new graduates," in which recruitment and selection is conducted for newly graduated students during a fixed period each year. Therefore, job hunters in Japan have to start all together side by side, which is rare in the world, and international students who want to work in Japan have to get used to this system.Following the new graduate lump-sum recruitment rules, the timing of public relations activities such as company information sessions, selection activities such as interviews, and the issuance of job offers are set. Although these rules do not necessarily have to be followed, most companies have adopted these job hunting rules because they have the advantage of making recruitment activities more efficient for companies.However, the new graduate lump-sum hiring rule was superficially abolished in September 2018. Currently, the current rule is maintained because it causes confusion for students, but international students should understand that the rule will gradually disappear.Reference: 就活ルールが廃止される!今後の就活はどうすればいい?/career ticketMany people are hired on the basis of their potentialIn countries other than Japan, emphasis is placed on immediate ability to be active in the business world immediately after entering a company. However, in Japanese job hunting, where companies are determined while students are still in school, potential tends to be more important than immediate ability. For this reason, many Japanese companies use on-the-job training (OJT), in which employees receive training while working after joining the company.In Japan, a new graduate is not immediately dismissed even if he/she lacks knowledge or skills in the industry. Even if you are studying at a university that is not directly related to the job, you may be hired as long as you have potential.Reference: 新卒採用があるのは日本だけ!?海外の就活事情/KotsuKotsuOverall Schedule of Job Hunting in JapanJob hunting in Japan is unique compared to other countries, and it is important for international students to understand the unique job hunting schedule in Japan. Let's take a look at the general schedule for job hunting in Japan.<In the case of job hunting from 2025>July 2023 - March 2024: Internship / Self-analysis / Industry researchSeptember 2023 - June 2024: Research on job types and companiesDecember 2023 - June 2024: Preparation of application documentsMarch 2024 - June 2024: Company information sessionsMarch 2024 - June 2024: Company EntryApril 2024 - June 2024: ES SubmissionJune 2024 - October 2024: Interviews and written testsJune 2024 - Around October 2024: Unofficial job offersOct. 2024: Offer of employmentMarch 2025: Graduation from universityApril 2025: Entry into companyReference: 日本の就職活動の流れ/マイナビ新卒紹介The above schedule is the general job hunting schedule in Japan. After receiving an unofficial job offer in October, you have about 6 months to spare until you join a company, so you can spend your time doing what you like, such as long trips or volunteering. International students can also study Japanese or return to their home countries to prepare for employment in Japan.Some of the general schedules introduced above may not be familiar to international students. From here, we will explain each of them in detail.InternshipsAn internship is an opportunity to experience work in an industry or occupation that interests you. By participating in an internship at a Japanese company, international students can learn about the Japanese way of working, Japanese culture, and Japanese business etiquette. International students who have questions or concerns about the Japanese way of working should actively participate in internships.In countries other than Japan, participation in an internship often leads to positive employment decisions from that company. However, in Japan, participation in an internship does not directly relate to employment. It is important to understand that an internship in Japan is only a work experience.Reference: 日本と欧米のインターンシップの違い/noteSelf-analysisSelf-analysis means thinking about and organizing your strengths, weaknesses, future vision and values. Since potential employment is common in Japanese job hunting, you will be evaluated based on your potential ability, not on your skills or knowledge of the industry. Therefore, self-analysis is indispensable in order to give the interviewer a deeper insight into yourself during the job search process.Another benefit of self-analysis is that it helps you clarify the kind of job you want to work for. If you choose a job that you are not interested in after you have been hired, you will have to change jobs anew. In Japan, job change is less active than in the rest of the world, so you may have a hard time finding a new job.To conduct an effective self-analysis, first look back at your past and identify memorable experiences and events, as well as episodes related to those experiences and events. It is also important to imagine yourself in the future and think about the kind of career you would like to pursue. International students should think about why they want to work in Japan on two axes: the past and the future.Reference: 自己分析とは?実施のメリットと就活・転職活動での必要性を解説/ハタラクティブResearching Industries, Occupations, and CompaniesIn job hunting in Japan, it is common to be asked why you want to apply for a job. By carefully researching each industry, job category, and company, you will be able to demonstrate your enthusiasm in addition to specific reasons for applying. An industry is a general classification of work, and a job title is a type of work. First, understand what industries exist in Japan, and clarify what kind of industry you are interested in.An occupation is a type of job. For example, in the IT industry, there are various types of jobs such as consultant, system engineer, programmer, and project manager. Although new graduates in Japan are rarely limited to specific job titles, it is important to research job titles when communicating your reasons for applying for a job. Even within the same industry, different types of jobs can have completely different job descriptions, so think carefully about which type of job will best suit your future career.Company research is the most important part of your reason for applying. There are many companies in the same industry and with the same type of work, but without researching the company, it is impossible to clearly convey why you chose this company. Select the company you want to join by gleaning the corporate philosophy, message from the representative, and strengths of the company from the company's website.Reference: まずはやってみよう!業界・企業・職種研究/キャリタス就活Preparation of Application DocumentsIn Japan, two types of application documents are basically required for job hunting: a "resume" and an "ES. A resume is a document that contains basic information about yourself, such as your address, date of birth, educational background, qualifications, and licenses.Many countries do not have a set format for resumes, but Japan does. For international students in Japan, there may be a university-designated resume, so please check with your university. If there is no university-designated resume, use a commercially available resume.For more information on how to properly write a resume for international students, please refer to this article.▼A step-by-step guide to writing a competitive RirekishoES is an entry sheet, and it serves to appeal your personality, such as your motivation for applying for a job and your personal PR. Basically, each company has its own designated ES, so be sure to check the contents beforehand. Although the questions asked differ from company to company, there is no problem in using the same content and episodes.Company Information SessionsCompany information sessions are held by companies to let people get to know the company. You can get general information about the company's business and operations, as well as hear the real voices of senior employees who are actually working at the company.There are two types of company information sessions: those held by individual companies and those held jointly by multiple companies. Individual information sessions have the advantage of allowing you to learn more about a single company in detail, but you need to make reservations as early as possible because of the limited number of positions available. Joint information sessions have the advantage of allowing you to learn about many companies at once. If you are not sure which company you are interested in, you should attend a joint information session to compare the business contents and other information.Reference: 会社説明会とは?当日の流れや基本マナー、質問のポイントを解説/ユニキャリInterviews and Written ExamsIt is no exaggeration to say that the most important part of job hunting in Japan is the interview. Although it varies from company to company, there are basically two or more interviews before a job offer is made, and you may be asked to participate in various types of interviews, including group interviews, group discussions, and individual interviews.<Types of Interviews in Job Hunting in Japan>Group interview: An interview with other applicantsIndividual interview: An interview in which time is spent on each candidateGroup discussion: A method in which several applicants discuss a given topicIn both group and individual interviews, you will basically be asked personal questions such as your motivation for applying for the company and your personal PR. Based on your self-analysis and the content of your ES, you should actively promote yourself. In group discussions, your role and behavior within the group will be checked. Communication and problem-solving skills are generally evaluated.In all interviews, not only the content but also your language, appearance, speech and attitude will be evaluated. If your Japanese is not sufficient, your speech may be slurred, but this is not a problem if your enthusiasm is conveyed. If you want to know more about Japanese interview etiquette and behavior, please refer to this article.▼Manners and behavior required for a job interview at a Japanese companyUnofficial Offers and Job OffersReceiving an offer of employment from a company is called an unofficial job offer in Japan. It is possible to receive an unofficial job offer as early as June of the year before entering the company. However, according to the rule of lump-sum employment of new graduates introduced earlier, it was stipulated that informal job offers should be notified only after October. Since this rule is still in effect, informal job offers made by October are called "unofficial job offers.Since an informal job offer is a prior commitment, it cannot legally be said to be a job offer. Therefore, it is possible for either the applicant or the company to rescind an informal job offer. Even an informal job offer can be withdrawn by the applicant, so even if you receive an informal or unofficial job offer, you may continue your job search until you receive the results from your first choice of company.Many companies hold an informal ceremony in October for those who have received a job offer. The informal ceremony is where formal notification of the job offer is made, and a reception is often held with executives and senior employees.Reference: 内々定とは?内定との違いや取り消しになるケースも解説/スタンバイJapanese Job Hunting Schedule for International StudentsThe general job hunting schedule in Japan is as described above. However, international students may not be able to move according to the above schedule. From here, we will introduce three points to keep in mind as a schedule that international students should be aware of.The general graduation season in Japan is MarchCompanies that hire year-round are recommendedProcedures are essential for job hunting after graduationThe general graduation season in Japan is MarchThe reason why the job hunting preparation in the schedule introduced above starts in June is because Japanese companies generally start their employment in April. However, looking around the world, it is rare for countries to have April entry dates, and for international students, the entry date may not coincide with the time of university graduation.If you are an international student who wants to work in Japan and your graduation date does not match the start date of your company because you are graduating from a university in your home country, it is important to understand the above process and carefully plan your job hunting schedule so that you do not fall behind other students.Reference: 4月入学の国って他にある?なぜ日本の新学期・入学式は4月から始まる?/All AboutCompanies that hire year-round are recommendedYear-round recruiting refers to companies that recruit throughout the year without being bound by job hunting rules. Some companies introduce fall recruitment for international students, and in such cases, you can proceed with your job hunting six months later than the schedule introduced above.Although year-round recruitment tended to be more difficult, more companies are expected to introduce this system following the abolition of the job hunting rule. International students who think that the lump-sum hiring method for new graduates is not suitable for them should actively choose companies that hire year-round.Reference: トレンドが変わった?全大学院生がおさえるべき「通年採用」とは?/アカリクProcedures Required for Job Hunting after Graduation If you have not found a job by the time of graduation, it is possible for international students to continue job hunting after graduation. In this case, it is necessary to change your visa status from a college student visa to a special activity visa. For the change procedure, prepare the following documents.Application for permission to change status of residence (with photograph)PassportResidence cardDocuments proving your ability to bear expenses during your stay in JapanUniversity diplomaLetter of recommendation from the universityDocuments proving that you are seeking employment However, the required documents vary depending on the type of school you are studying at, so please refer to this website for details.▼When an international student who has graduated from a Japanese university is looking for a jobRecommended events for those who are considering studying in JapanFor those who wish to study in Japan before seeking employment in Japan, we recommend participating in the Virtual Fair for Study in Japan organized by JASSO. This event is designed for students who wish to study in Japan, and Japanese universities will be participating to provide information about their schools and individual consultations. Since the event is held online, you can obtain up-to-date and accurate information about studying in Japan from the comfort of your own country.The Virtual Fair for Study in Japan, which has been held annually since 2020, will be held for five days from August 30 to September 3, 2023. 72 Japanese universities and Japanese language schools will participate, and each school will conduct live sessions via Zoom so that you can hear specific details about their programs. If there is a university you are interested in, you can take a live session in time. For detailed dates and times for each school, please visit the official website below.▼Click here for the Virtual Fair for International Students in Japan page hosted by JASSOJapanese Job Hunting Schedule for International Students to Be Aware ofCompared to other countries, Japan's job hunting schedule differs greatly. If you start job hunting without knowing the unique characteristics of Japan, you may not be able to find a job in time for graduation. In particular, international students who became interested in Japan through JASSO events and other events should be aware of the job hunting schedule in Japan so that they do not proceed with their job hunting in the same way as in their home country.If you are interested in the IT industry in Japan, we recommend using "GitTap," a job site specializing in the IT industry. Since global companies are gathered here, there are high chances for international students to be active while living in Japan.▼GitTap is here.

2023/8/21

Job seeker (IT engineer)

Introducing JASSO-sponsored study abroad events which is for foreigners who want to study in Japan!

Japan is one of the most popular countries among foreigners for various reasons, including culture and food. Many foreigners who have once traveled to Japan want to study abroad in Japan to further learn about Japanese culture and history. However, in order to study in Japan, it is necessary to know how to choose an appropriate university and knowledge about the Japanese study abroad system. For those who want to learn more about studying in Japan, we recommend the study abroad events organized by JASSO.In this issue, we will introduce study abroad events organized by JASSO for foreigners. If you are a foreigner who is interested in studying in Japan, please refer to this page. If you are a foreigner who wants to work in Japan in the future, we also recommend you to think about your career by using "GitTap", an IT industry job site that gathers global environment jobs.▼GitTap is here.What is JASSO?JASSO stands for "Japan Student Services Organization" and is an organization under the jurisdiction of the Japanese Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology that supports Japanese students and students studying in Japan. JASSO is the only national center in Japan that specializes in student support.Scholarship Program: Provides loans and grants to students who have difficulty attending school for financial reasonsStudent Life Support Program: Provides career education, job placement support, and support for students with disabilitiesInternational Student Support Programs: Provides support for both international students and Japanese studentsJASSO's programs enable foreign students to receive support for studying in Japan, such as scholarships, provision of information, and creation of bases for international exchange between Japanese and foreign students.If you are interested in studying in Japan, first take a look at the JASSO website. You can look up schools in Japan where you can study abroad, and obtain information on the EJU, an examination conducted to evaluate the Japanese language skills and basic academic abilities required by Japanese universities and other institutions. If you would like to study in Japan but cannot cover the costs, you may be able to take advantage of scholarships lent or awarded by JASSO. The service also introduces international exchange centers for foreign students, and is recommended for gathering information after studying in Japan.JASSO, which provides support for foreigners who wish to study in Japan, offers scholarships to study in Japan, and provides various other types of assistance to international students, is also active in supporting international students in finding employment. It provides information on the experiences of international students working in Japan and information on job hunting in Japan, so international students who want to work in Japan should first check JASSO's website and SNS.▼Click here for the JASSO international student support pageInternational student support events hosted by JASSOJASSO holds various events as part of its support programs for international students in Japan. This time, we will introduce three events that are particularly popular with visitors. Some of these events have already been closed, but it is important to check the information on these events as they are held regularly every year.Study in Japan FairsCollege Guidance Fairs for International StudentsStudy in Japan Virtual FairStudy in Japan FairsThe Study in Japan Fairs is held annually by JASSO for high school, university, and graduate students who wish to study in Japan. Japanese universities participate in this event and provide school information, individual consultations, and presentations by the organizers on study in Japan, Japanese government scholarships, and experiences of study in Japan by students who have studied in Japan. Since the fair is held in various countries, it is a valuable opportunity to obtain up-to-date and accurate information about studying in Japan without having to come to Japan.The countries where JASSO Study in Japan Fairs have been held or are scheduled to be held are as follows2017: Taiwan, Hong Kong, Thailand, Korea, Vietnam, Indonesia, China, Malaysia2018: Taiwan, Hong Kong, Thailand, Korea, Vietnam, Indonesia, Nepal, China, Malaysia2019: Taiwan, Hong Kong, Thailand, South Korea, Vietnam, Indonesia, Malaysia, China2022: Taiwan2023: South Korea, VietnamDue to COVID-19, the majority of events have been replaced online since 2020. Please check the JASSO website to see if a Japan Education Fair will be held in your country.▼Click here for JASSO Study in Japan Fairs pageCollege Guidance Fairs for International StudentsLike the Study in Japan Fairs, JASSO holds the College Guidance Fairs for International Students every year. It provides information for international students who wish to enter Japanese high schools, universities, and graduate schools to select schools that are in line with their career paths. This event is not only for those who are studying in Japan from their own countries, but also for international students who are already studying in Japan and plan to further their education at another school in Japan.Individual counseling, EJU counseling, TOEFL, etc. are also available, so if you have any concerns or worries about studying in Japan, why not participate in this event? Unlike the Study in Japan Fairs, this event is held in Japan and can be attended at either of two venues, Tokyo or Osaka, every year.▼Click here for JASSO College Guidance Fairs for International StudentsStudy in Japan Virtual FairThe Study in Japan Virtual Fair organized by JASSO is an online version of the Study in Japan Fairs introduced above. Since the Study in Japan Fairs is held only in a limited number of countries, not all people who wish to study in Japan can participate. However, the Study in Japan Virtual Fair is open to people from all over the world, and is relevant not only to students who wish to study in Japan, but also to guidance counselors, teachers, and anyone else involved in the study abroad process.The Japan Education Virtual Fair has been held since 2020, and it will be held for five days on August 30, 31, September 1, 2, and 3 in 2023. 73 Japanese universities and other institutions will participate from all over Japan, so it may serve as a guide for those who want to study in Japan but are wondering which school to choose. It may be a good opportunity for you to get information on many schools at once. You will be able to get information on many schools at once, and there will be live sessions where you can ask and answer any questions you may have. The list of participating universities is as followsNUCB Undergraduate SchoolYokohama International Education AcademyKeio UniversitySANKO Japanese Language SchoolMeiji Gakuin UniversityUniversity of TsukubaShizuoka UniversityToyo UniversityTokyo/Osaka Japanese Language Education CentersFukuoka Institute of TechnologySenshu UniversityOkayama UniversitySOKA UniversityJapan LanguageESP Educational CorporationFukuoka Foreign Language College (FFLC)Hokkaido Japanese Language Academy Sapporo Main CampusKansai UniversityRitsumeikan UniversityWaseda UniversityInternational Student Study Kyoto NetworkUniversity of Niigata PrefectureUniversity of FukuiToyo Language SchoolAdachi Education GroupKwansei Gakuin UniversityHokkaido UniversityBunka Institute of LanguageNagahara AcademyRitsumeikan Asia Pacific UniversityFujiyama Japanese Language SchoolKyushu UniversityOchanomizu UniversityDigital Hollywood UniversityShinshirakawa International Education AcademyAkita UniversityOsaka Metropolitan UniversityOsaka UniversityInternational University of JapanThe University of Electro-Communications (UEC)Tokyo Kogakuin Japanese Language SchoolEikei University of HiroshimaHosei UniversityTokyo University of Agriculture and TechnologyMeiji UniversityTeikyo UniversityFukuoka UniversityThe University of TokyoNagoya UniversityRyukoku UniversityTokyo Medical and Dental UniversityUniversity of ToyamaNagoya Institute of TechnologyTokyo University of Foreign StudiesMusashino UniversityTokyo Metropolitan UniversityKANAGAWA UNIVERSITYKyoto UniversityTokushima UniversityThe University of AizuHiroshima UniversityYokohama National UniversityKitasato UniversityKyoto University of Advanced ScienceOsaka University of EconomicsTsuji Culinary InstituteKanazawa UniversityTokyo Institute of TechnologyKumamoto UniversityKagawa Nutrition UniversityDoshisha_UniversityJuntendo UniversityChiba UniversityVarious educational institutions such as national and public universities, highly specialized schools, and Japanese language schools will participate in the program. The live sessions will be held on different dates and times for each university, so please see the official website below for detailed dates and times for each school.▼Click here for JASSO Study in Japan Virtual Fair pageHow to participate in Study in Japan Virtual Fair by JASSOIf you would like to participate in any fair for international students who want to study in Japan, you can participate in the Study in Japan Virtual Fair by JASSO, which will be held over five days from August 30 to September 3 in 2023. Participation is free of charge and you can apply for participation using the following format.▼Study in Japan Virtual Fair 2023 Registration FormFrom the official website, you can also learn about the schedule of each participating university. You can also search for appropriate schools by selection and faculty. Zoom is required for the live session, so please download it in advance. You can join Zoom from the website 15 minutes before the day of the fair. The live sessions will be conducted in English, so if you are not comfortable with Japanese, don't worry.Three Advantages of Studying in JapanThere are many different countries in the world, and their characteristics and cultures differ greatly from country to country. However, Japan is one of the most popular countries to study abroad. There are three advantages to studying in JapanSafe and secure living environmentCost-effective for studying in JapanCareer opportunities in JapanSafe and secure living environmentThe crime rate in Japan ranks 134th out of 142 countries in the world, and is said to be a relatively safe country even from a global perspective. Therefore, by studying in Japan, you can learn what you like without worrying about security. Another advantage of studying in Japan is that you can concentrate on your studies because the infrastructure is highly reliable and the health insurance system is excellent.Reference: 海外危険度レベル・犯罪発生率(2022年度):本当に海外は危ないのか?(体験談)/海外起業家’s EGGCost-effective for studying in JapanJapan has a high level of education, and you can take highly specialized classes and lectures. You can learn about a variety of fields of study at a single school, making it possible for you to choose various career paths after graduation. Despite providing world-class education, tuition in Japan tends to be lower than in other developed countries such as the United States and the United Kingdom. Another advantage of studying in Japan is that you can take high-level courses at a relatively low cost.Furthermore, in recent years, the cost of living in Japan has become cheaper than in the rest of the world. According to the "Big Mac Index," which is often used to compare purchasing power, a Big Mac costs 697 yen in the US, 507 yen in Thailand, and 410 yen in Japan. In other words, the purchasing power of the Japanese yen is now lower than that of foreign countries. Japan is now one of the most recommended countries to study abroad because not only tuition fees but also rent and living expenses can be kept low.Reference: データで見る “安いニッポン”/NHKスペシャルCareer opportunities in JapanMany people who are considering studying in Japan may want to work and live in Japan in the future. Since Japanese companies hire many foreign graduates who studied in Japan every year, it is relatively easy to start a career in Japan if you study in Japan. Studying in Japan allows you not only to study but also to learn about the Japanese language and culture, so you can work in Japan without feeling inconvenienced or uncomfortable when you start working in Japan. The job hunting process in Japan has many features that are different from those in other countries, so if you study in Japan, you will be able to put them into practice while you are in Japan.Japanese universities have career centers and provide extensive support for job hunting. However, actively using employment service centers for foreigners and job sites will further increase your chances of success in your job search. If you want to work for a Japanese global company that actively recruits foreigners and returnees, we recommend "GitTap," where the global IT companies are gathered. From the time you are a student, you should be aware of what kind of companies are recruiting and acquire the necessary Japanese level and qualifications.▼GitTap is here.Checking JASSO is essential for studying in Japan!International students who want to study in Japan should check information on JASSO, an organization under the jurisdiction of the Japanese Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology that supports Japanese students and students studying in Japan. JASSO is active in supporting international students and holds various events on a regular basis. JASSO will be holding a "Study in Japan Virtual Fair" from August 30 to September 3 in 2023, which you can participate in online. If you are not sure which school you should study at or if you want to learn more about studying in Japan, please participate in this event.▼Click here for JASSO Study in Japan Virtual Fair page

2021/12/29

Job seeker (IT engineer)

How to Answer “Why Are You Applying for This Job?”-Japanese Job Interviews

One of the most common job interview questions in Japan is “why are you applying for this job?”. By asking this question, interviewers examine your personality, culture fit and your intention of growing with the company. Japanese companies try to provide stability to employees, therefore candidates who intend to stay with a company long-term are often more competitive. To find such candidates, recruiters try to identify candidates’ culture fit and personality by asking the reasons for their application.  Unclear answers, or answers that are just focused on the candidates themselves, could have negative effects on landing the job. You need to ace the answer to this question so that could leave a great impression on your recruiters. This article will tell you how to answer “why are you applying for this job?”, while explaining what your recruiters look for in the answer. What recruiters look for in the reasons for your job application If you intend to stay with the company Recruiters want to know if you want to be with a company long-term. To provide stability to their employees, Japanese companies invest a great deal of money in training for their employees. This is why many Japanese companies are reluctant to hire candidates who change jobs frequently.  If you have changed jobs frequently within a short period of time, it is a good idea to explain why you have taken that path.  Loyalty to the company  Loyalty is another key attribute of an ideal candidate since it helps companies to provide stable job opportunities to their employees. By answering “why are you applying for this job?”, you might want to tell your recruiters why you chose them, but not other companies.  To do so, you need to research the company in-depth; start from reading the company website for information about their visions and services. It is a good idea to check blogs and IR websites as well, to learn their future plans and the history of the company.  To identify your culture fit Recruiters from Japanese companies also want to identify your culture fit with their companies. Although it is not worth trying to make a good impression too hard, since it might result in having a hard time after you join the company, researching their culture before your interview is helpful.  Informal interviews that take place in a casual setting, are one of the bestgood ways to test your cultural fit for the company. There are many platforms that allow you to set casual interviews. GitTap is one of them, it also has many jobs for non-Japanese IT engineers.If you are ready to answer this question to appeal to yourself, you can check jobs on GitTap, get offers and go to interviews to advance your career. How to answer “Why are you applying for this position?” Describe how you would like to grow within the company Recruiters want to know if the position fits in with your career plans. You might want to tell them “how you will contribute to their growth“ and “why the position you are applying for is important in your career” when you answer the reason for your application.  It is important to show them that your career plan aligns with the role and the company. Company research is the key It is important to explain why you chose that company but not others. Many recruiters prefer candidates who are well-informed about their companies and intend to stay for a certain time. Company research is necessary for answering competitive reasons for your application. When you conduct company research, it is a good idea to start from reviewing their visions, missions and services. You might also want to check the strength and weakness of their services, the company’s future plan and company culture. Research the companies on GitTap and apply to opening jobs. Nonverbal communication  As we explained in “How to prepare for job interviews for Japanese companies(https://www.gittap.jp/blog/interview-japanese-companies-en/)”, recruiters from Japanese companies look for “first impression” of candidates during job interviews. That is to say, they keep their eyes open for your nonverbal expressions including facial expressions, voice tones and postures. However, maintaining confidence during interviews is not always easy because you might feel anxious about speaking Japanese and the cultural differences.   If you are not confident in speaking Japanese, you might want to rehearse your interviews. By preparing and rehearsing, you can stay calm during the interviews, which often gives your recruiters a good impression. Summary of how to answer “Why are you applying for this position?” Your answer to  “Why are you applying for this position?” is significantly important to succeed in your job interviews. Recruiters want to identify your personality, passions for the job, your intention to stay in the company for a certain time and your loyalty to the company.  Recruiters from Japanese companies look for “first impression” of candidates during job interviews as well. It is a good idea to practice and rehearse answers ahead of your interviews, which allows you to be confident at interviews.  Perhaps, some of you still feel anxious about job interviews for Japanese companies. The good news is that there is a serious shortage of IT engineers in Japan, and more and more companies are hiring IT engineers based on skills.  GitTap is a platform that has many jobs from companies that are looking for highly skilled IT engineers. On GitTap, you can have interviews online, many of which are conducted in English. You can get scouted and have informal interviews as well. If you want to learn more about job interviews in Japan, the articles below might be helpful as well. How to prepare for job interviews for Japanese companiesHow to answer “reasons for leaving your last job” in Japanese job interviewsThe post How to Answer “Why Are You Applying for This Job?”-Japanese Job Interviews first appeared on GitTap BLOG.

2021/11/19

Job seeker (IT engineer)

How to answer “reasons for leaving your last job” in Japanese job interviews

“Reasons for leaving your last job” is one of the most common questions for job interviews in Japan. According to the research conducted by En Japan, one of the famous recruitment agencies, this was the third most common question asked by recruiters in job interviews. Japanese companies often adopt a long-term employment system which provides stability to employees. This is why it is important for recruiters to investigate if the candidates intend to work for the companies for a certain time.  On the other hand, “reasons for leaving your last job” is the most difficult question to answer for candidates according to the research. Since recruiters examine if you intend to work for the company for a certain time, it is not enough to tell why you left your jobs. Abrupt answers could give recruiters a negative impression. It is important to tell positive reasons while not being untruthful.  This article describes what recruiters look for in your “reasons for leaving your last job”, as well as tips on how to answer the question. Table of Contents What recruiters want to know through “reasons for leaving your last job”How to describe “reasons for leaving your last job”Example answers Summary reference: 転職希望者に聞いた面接でうまく回答できなかった質問トップ3「退職理由」「何か質問はありますか?」「志望理由」―『エン転職』ユーザーアンケート集計結果― What recruiters want to know through “reasons for leaving your last job” Attitude towards work Firstly, recruiters want to know your attitude towards work. In Japan, companies try to provide stability to employees by investing in training and education for their employees. This leads them to look for candidates who want to work for the company long-term. If you have changed your job several times in a short period, it is a good idea to describe reasons in detail. Remember, in this fast-changing world, candidates who have spirits of entrepreneurship and try new things with their own goals are valued. It could be an opportunity to show your strengths to recruiters. Personality Since workplace harmony is important for Japanese companies, recruiters investigate “personality” and “compatibility” of candidates. According to a survey for recruiters in the creative industry, one of the common reasons for rejecting candidates was “negative attitudes towards their last job”. Recruiters examine the candidates’ personality through how they answer this question. Reference*https://www.dsp.co.jp/tocreator/all/career-all/questionnaire_ranking/ How to describe “reasons for leaving your last job” Be honest Recruiters are professionals at seeing through people; if you are not telling the truth, they are the ones who can see it immediately. This could be worse than telling recruiters dishonourable reasons for quitting your jobs, since it gives them the impression that you are not an honest person.  Do not blame your bosses or your company It is common for candidates to blame their bosses or companies they worked for when they tell reasons for resignation from work. Many recruiters do not reject candidates who quit jobs because they wanted higher salary, or wanted to connect with new people. However, saying bad things about others does affect whether they hire you. When you need to explain reasons for leaving your last jobs, it is important to explain “facts”, “causes” and “how you would improve” subjectively.  Reflect your career plan Explaining reasons for quitting jobs along with your career plan is important since it makes you a valuable candidate who plans your own career actively and acts on it. It will help recruiters understand your career plan as well. Example answers Case 1: Leaving jobs for a higher salary Try to explain your salary requirements in detail as well as how you tried to improve the situation. It is important not to be ambiguous with answers such as “I left my last job because the salary was not high enough”. Ex) I worked for the company as a network engineer for 5 years. Although I worked on some difficult projects, the salary did not increase. Since it was a tough project that engineers usually get about ***M yen annually as the industry standard, I negotiated with my boss to raise my salary. Since the company valued employees’ attitudes towards work rather than accomplishments, there was a gap between what I expected and the salary. This is why I am looking for companies which evaluate employees with their results. Case 2: Leaving jobs for connecting with new people You should avoid saying bad things about your bosses and colleagues in the previous companies. If you left your last job because of poor work relationships, you should instead tell the recruiters what caused them and how you would improve next time objectively. Ex) I usually expect to be evaluated according to my performance. However, my bosses value the working process. This gap decreased my motivation for work eventually which led me to look for a new workplace where employees are evaluated according to their performance. Case 3: Leaving jobs because of cultural incompatibility with the companies As well as Case 2, it is important to describe the origins of the problems and how to improve next time. Avoid saying bad things about the companies you worked for. Ex) The company adopted the top-down decision making process. Although I have presented how to practice the bottom-up approach to reflect opinions by the employees, it was not taken seriously. This is why I would like to work for companies which try to include the opinions of their employees into the decision making process. Summary “Reasons for leaving your last job” is one of the most common questions during job interviews in Japan. By asking this question recruiters examine if candidates intend to work for the companies for a certain time. Although some Japanese companies prefer employees who work long-term, as companies need to adapt to today’s fast-changing society, more and more companies hire employees based on skills and experiences.  If you are anxious about job interviews that require understanding of the traditional business culture, it is a good idea to start looking for companies who hire employees based on skills. Some job sites are specifically made for these types of jobs. GitTap is one of them. It is a job website for non-Japanese IT engineers, which has a lot of high skilled jobs. With GitTap, you can not only browse jobs but also get scouted by companies. This allows even busy candidates to seize the chance to move on to the next career. Feel free to start browsing jobs on GitTap and check if there are any jobs you are interested in. Registration is free! Browse GitTap The post How to answer “reasons for leaving your last job” in Japanese job interviews first appeared on GitTap BLOG.