Your Guide to Landing a Job in Japan
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ProceduresOccupational Injury Insurance / social security system in Japan
Japan has several social insurance systems. In principle, everybody residing in Japan must take part in the medical insurance and pension insurance system. There are four kinds of insurance systems: Health Insurance Occupational Injury Insurance Unemployment Insurance Employees' Pension Insurance In this article, we will talk about Occupational Injury Insurance.
ScreeningQuestions frequently asked at interviews, Part 1
Interviews in Japan do not only revolve around skills and experiences; personality and mindset is an important factor in the recruitment process. Here are some questions that foreigners are frequently asked at interviews. Use them as a reference when preparing for your interview!
ApplyingWrite a Japanese resume with Yaaay's template!
A new feature that allows users to download a Japanese resume template and a sample from their profile page. Go to your profile and download the template! https://yaaay.jp/mypage/profile/edit/basic-information/#Resume In order to help you make good use of this feature, which has been requested by many users, we will briefly explain how to write a Japanese resume.
Japanese LanguageWhy JLPT can be a strength in your job search
Some Yaaay users may have never heard of or taken the Japanese Language Proficiency Test, commonly known as the JLPT. Is the Japanese Language Proficiency Test really so important? Is it absolutely necessary to get a job offer from a Japanese company? This note explains Why JLPT can be a strength in your job search.
ApplyingEssential points when writing a resume
Many job seekers think that filling their skills and points of appeal in their profiles is good enough. However, since resumes are read carefully by hiring managers at Japanese companies, it is very important that the information you want to convey in your resume is well written. Here are a few very basic points to keep in mind when writing a resume.
ScreeningHow to respond to a message in Japanese from a company?
A message arrived from a company you applied for! Thrilled, you checked the message, but it was all in Japanese, and you could not understand what it said. In this article, we will explain what you should do in such a situation and what you should pay attention to in your communication.
VisaWhy Work Visa Assessment Times Vary
You check to see if you’ve received any messages about the status of your Certificate of Eligibility from your employer, but still nothing. You need this certificate to work in Japan, but it’s been a few days since you heard anything back from your new employer. Meanwhile, your departure date to Japan approaches, and you’re starting to get more worried. Situations like these can be stressful for anyone, so let us clear the air and share with you what this process should actually look like! The screening period for acquiring a Certificate of Eligibility (COE), which is a crucial part of the process of obtaining a work visa, varies from two weeks to three months or more. Why are the screening periods not consistent?
ApplyingWhat to prepare for your job search in Japan
When you register with Yaaay and find a job that you like, be sure to be well prepared in advance so that you can promptly fill out your profile and resume and apply for the position. The following are some of the things you should prepare as you first start using Yaaay.
ProceduresHealth Insurance / social security system in Japan
Japan has social insurance systems. In principle, everybody residing in Japan must take part in the medical insurance and pension insurance system. There are four kinds of insurance systems; - Health Insurance - Occupational Injury Insurance - Unemployment Insurance - Employees' Pension Insurance In this article, we will explain about Health Insurance.
Japanese LanguageWhat do N1, N2, etc. indicate?
Some of you may wonder "what's that?" when seeing N2, N1, etc. as the required Japanese level by the company. N1 through N5 are the 5 levels of The Japanese Language Proficiency Test (JLPT).
SalaryWhat is deemed / fixed overtime pay?
Although fixed overtime (固定残業) pay and deemed overtime (みなし残業) pay are strictly different, they are often used interchangeably even among Japanese people. It can be understood that they are synonymous, especially when written in the terms and conditions of a job offer. *Be sure to reconfirm the conditions before accepting a job offer. In this article, we call it "deemed overtime pay" and explain what it is.
ScreeningNo reply from the company for 3 days. Is this ”No thank you?”
You applied for a job 3 days ago. Although you check the messages every day, you have not received a reply from the company yet. In this situation, you may feel uneasy and wonder if this means that you have already been rejected. However, there are things you need to understand about the characteristics of Japanese companies before giving up on an application.
ApplyingWhy you're not getting interviews
Having trouble passing the application screening process? This can be very discouraging and frustrating. However, with a few changes, your chances of going from the application screening process to an interview may be much higher. Here is one of a few tips to check when you are having trouble passing the application screening.
ApplyingDon’t leave the reason for applying blank!
Companies want to know "Why you applied for the job". Leaving your answers blank or writing too short because you do not know what to write about is the same as jeopardizing your own chances of advancing to the interview. This article will explain how to write the reason for your application that is appealing to the hiring manager.
VisaDoes the company sponsor my VISA?
In short, yes it does. But please make sure to read this article because there are some procedures that you have to take care of to get your VISA.