Resources for Finding Japanese Jobs
There are a few ways you can go about finding a job in Japan. Here are some of the most helpful resources for foreign workers.
Jobs in Japan
Jobs in Japan is specifically geared toward foreigners looking for work in Japan. You can search via keywords, job category, part-time versus full-time jobs and job location. You can also specify metrics like whether the job offers a work visa.
Another website geared toward non-Japanese seeking work, GaijinPot, covers various job types, from project managers to sales representatives, to information technology experts and more. The platform also provides general tips to help with the entire transition process — like how to find housing.
If you are interested in English teaching jobs via the Jet Program, you can explore this option directly via the JET official website. Check out the vertical for “Aspiring JETs” on how to improve your odds of acceptance.
Schools, Companies and Universities
You can also apply directly to schools, companies and universities if they have positions that fit your profile. For example, some private language schools might be able to sponsor your visa for you.
Japan Job-Hunting 101
Scoring your dream job in Japan requires more than simply sending out resumes and cover letters. The below tips cover the essentials for foreign job seekers who want to work in Japan.