Finding jobs in Japan is a bit difficult for foreigners because it's hard to find information in English or you must speak Japanese in certain level.
If you are looking for job in Japan, this guide will be helpful for you.
there are a lot of websites for foreigners to find job in Japan.
5 ways to find jobs
It would be easy to introduce how to find jobs by dividing 5 ways.
- Teaching English : Government programs or contacting English school
- Office jobs : job listing website
- Working Holiday Program
- Freelance job : job listing website
- SNS Community
- Meetup Event
1. Teaching English
It's common for foreigners to get job about teaching English.
Teaching style or required level of English is also different depends on where you teach.
University / Collage
University and Collage in Japan often provides English education to their students.
JALT (The Japan Association for Language Teaching) shares job listing lists for teaching English.
Private Language Schools
There are also a lot of private language schools in Japan for different targets.
Some schools are for kids and some schools are for business person who want to learn English in business situation.
You can find job lists from job searching website but you might be also better to try contacting them directly from website too.
Here's major private language schools:
- Rosetta Stone
- One UP
- British Council
- Berkeley House
- ENGLISH COMPANY
- RIZAP ENGLISH
Working in the international school is also one of the option to get job in Japan.
if you search 「International school list in Japan」or similar keyword, you can find some database like as below:
- List of every International School in Tokyo
- International Schools in Japan / All Japan Relocation
- PLAZA HOMES
The JET Programme
The JET Programme (The Japan Exchange and Teaching Programme) is run by the Japanese Government. This program aim at promoting international exchange between Japan and other nations.
You can work as Assistant Language Teacher through this program in public schools or local boards of education.
2. Office Job
Accounting, Marketing, PR, Engineering, Business Development, Whatever the job is, These job-listing website and recruiting services helps you to find office jobs in Japan.
- Active Connector
- Robert Walters
- Link Japan Careers
- Jobs in Japan
- My Navi Global
- Career Cross
3. Working Holiday
Working holiday is one of the way to stay in Japan and some website shows how to get jobs for foreigners who stay using working holiday.
4. Freelance job
you might better try looking for in freelance job website if you have certain skill such as programming, photo, illustration, marketing, translation, whatever company want.
This website summarize information about freelance jobs.
5. SNS Community
If you use SNS, you might get good information about job or company in Japan by joining groups.
Here's community example in SNS.
- Linkedin : Japan Networking Group
- Linkedin : Business in Japan
- Linkedin : Jobs in Japan, Career and Job Forum
- Facebook : Foreigner living in Japan
6. Meetup Event
Attending events is great way to connect with Japanese or foreigners working in Japan.
Meetup is one of the services that you can find online events.
You can find meetup events, online pitch events, etc.
Learn more about Japan
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