For those who are looking for a job in Japan and want to know how Japanese Job Interview is proceeded. We give instruction of how they can successfully take the job interview test.
Find a Job that Fits You in Japan (3): Find Your Passions
Let's Discover Your Passions To Find Your Suitable Job in Japan Have you read the previous article, "Find a job that fits you in Japan (1): Find Your Values" and "Find a job that fits you in Japan (2): Find Your Talents"? If not, please read them first to find your values and talents. As […]
Find a Job that Fits You in Japan (2): Find Your Talents
Let's Discover Your Talents To Find Your Suitable Job Have you read the previous article, "Find a job that fits you in Japan (1): Find Your Values"? If not, please read it first to find your values. As we discussed in that article, to find a job that truly suits you, it must satisfy three […]
Find a Job that Fits You in Japan (1): Find Your Values
Let's Discover Your True Values To Find Your Suitable Job Finding the right job for you may seem easy, but it is actually difficult. Often, people work at jobs that they are good at, but don't last long; people work at jobs they love, but lack the skills and techniques; people work at jobs they […]
Leaders in Japan Need to be aware of Garasubari Keiei (ガラス張り経営) and Koushi Kondou (公私混同)
What is Koushi kondo? In Japan, there is a strong belief that mixing public and private life is wrong (公私混同、こうしこんどう、Koushi Kondou). If you are a leader in particular, you should follow this way of thinking. If you don't, your subordinates who work under you will end up mixing public and private as well. Taking company equipment […]
Important things to remember when talking to Japanese people
Talking Directly While Looking Each Other in the Eye – This Is the Basis for All Human Relations. In Japanese schools, we are always taught to look people in the eye when we talk to others. If you are working in a Japanese company, make sure to look your boss or your subordinate in the eye […]
What It Takes to Be a Future Leader in Japan?
By Ryoji Shimada We need to make our organization fair and transparent. Nowadays, social networking sites (SNS) have become so popular that it is not uncommon for employees to connect with each other online. Just a small rumor about the company can quickly spread among employees. Especially bad rumors can spread quickly. If a manager […]
A Role Model Employee in a Japanese Company
By Ryoji Shimada While Konosuke Matsushita, the founder of Panasonic Corporation, is famous as one of Japan's leading business leaders, the man currently in 2021 being broadcast on NHK's (Japan Broadcasting Corporation) historical drama series is Eiichi Shibusawa, who is said to have laid the foundation for capitalism in Japan. As a businessman, he started […]
Recent Trends in Job Interviews in Japan (2): "Competency Interview" and "Presentation Interview"
What is a competency interview? The competency interview is a method of interviewing to determine a person's (interviewee's) qualifications, ability to perform the job, and to identify behavioral characteristics. It is often used in interviews, especially for younger, less experienced candidates. This is also important for foreigners who want to work in Japan, because this […]
Recent Trends in Recruitment Interviews in Japan (1): Structured Interview
About 15 years ago, there was a book that was very popular among Japanese students. It was called "The Master of Job Interview" and it was very popular among students who would graduate the following year, i.e. students who were looking for a job. Students preparing for job interviews memorized all the answers written in […]