April 28, 2017

ALTInsider Podcast – Is being an ALT a good job?

James does not have a guest on his ALT Insider podcast, so he goes to the mailbag.  No Punches pulled here as the listener asks “How can […]
April 27, 2017

Your Cover Letter Needs YOU In It

Your resume is like the business section of the newspaper when it comes to your job applications. It does the heavy lifting of organizing and presenting […]
April 25, 2017

The Art of Interviewing for a Job in Japan

If there is one skill that will be invaluable to you in Japan, it’s being able to interview well. Being able to enter a room with […]
April 24, 2017

ALTInsider Podcast – Kyle from Tokyo Munchies

This week, James from the ALT Insider speaks to Kyle from Tokyo Munchies who shares his epic path through Japan! Kyle just threw caution to the […]
April 19, 2017

Hiring Season in Japan – When is it and what to do

If you have worked in Japan before you might already know that April, the start of the financial year, is also the time to start your […]
April 14, 2017
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Language Barriers at Your Japanese Job – How to Overcome Them

When you come into a new culture and start working with people who don’t come from the same place you do, there is a high likelihood […]
April 14, 2017

Changing Jobs and Moving in Japan – Podcast

James at the ALT Insider speaks with Higgins about his experience with moving and changing jobs in Japan.  The good, the bad, the things you need […]
April 9, 2017

Be Smart When you Apply – Job Postings Warning

Whether you use JobsinJapan.com, a university bulletin board, free paper or any other online employment resource, we want you to be safe from scams and fraudulent […]
April 7, 2017

Using Free time Effectively

James at the ALT Insider goes to the mail bag to answer readers’ questions.  James gives his advice on how to make effective use of that […]
April 6, 2017

With Resumes and CVs, Looks Matter

Before any hiring manager anywhere dives into your resume or CV, they are going to give it a “first look.” If it doesn’t look like an […]
April 4, 2017

You Don’t Have to be a Teacher to Work in Japan

We get it. You do not want to (or can’t teach) English, but you want to work and live in Japan. How do you get this […]
April 3, 2017

Truck Driver in Japan – Mike

We wanted to turn you on to a great podcast called ALT Insider.  This is not just for the teacher.  I especially liked the latest issue […]
March 30, 2017

Japanese School Job Security – Value Add

Working at Japanese schools can be a demanding job. You have grading, lesson prep, classes with forty students and teachers that sometimes don’t speak very much […]
March 27, 2017

Unpaid Overtime in Japan: When to Accept it and When to Say No

Working unpaid overtime in Japan is normal. Unfortunately this is the case, and many companies and schools will expect this from you. For people who see […]
March 17, 2017

Surviving Japanese Work Culture

Working in Japan is NOT like working back home. Do you remember the first time you set foot in Japan? You had training with your first […]
March 14, 2017

Al Ain Japan: “Demand is only getting stronger overseas”

Interested in a challenging sales job in Japan requiring multilingual skills? The second-hand car export business is big, growing, and in need of ambitious people. Since […]
March 8, 2017

A former Berlitz CEO started as an English teacher!

With locations across Japan, Berlitz recruits locally for positions both through domestic and international interviews. Jobsinjapan.com talked to Berlitz to find out more about their company […]
March 7, 2017

What Can You Do When Your Company Violates Labour Laws?

What Can You Do When Your Company Violates Labour Laws? If you have ever been in a bad situation at work, you’ll know that it isn’t […]
February 20, 2017

The Value of an Internship in Japan

An internship with a Japanese company is a great way to gain international exposure and professional experience to your resume. Learn how to go about getting a "professional" internship in Japan.
February 13, 2017

Employer Interview: Tact Kodomomirai Co., Ltd.

With over 1,300 schools, Tact Kodomomirai is a rapidly expanding employer in Japan that hires foreigners (both domestically and from abroad). Jobsinjapan.com sits down with James Gibson and Ryo Kaizu to discuss their more well-known schools called Kids Duo and WinBe to give you a better idea of what it is like to work there.
February 6, 2017

Employer Interview: ECC Co., Ltd.

Jobsinjapan.com speaks with Derek Huber and Makiko Igarashi at ECC Co., Ltd., to talk about ECC CES (Children’s Education Section) which deals primarily with kindergarten visits and after-school visits (to kindergartens).ECC has 1,925 branches throughout Japan is the the largest contractor for kindergarten English lessons in Japan.
February 3, 2017

Are you the “Poster Boy” for your school or company?

Companies and schools in Japan often treat their foreign employees, and students, like royalty-free models. Having smiling foreign staff make for great promotional material and you will invariably be called upon to have your photo taken. What should you do?
January 31, 2017

Employer Interview: Jennifer Cantwell, HR Manager, Borderlink, Inc.

Jobsinjapan.com speaks with Jennifer Cantwell, HR Manager, at Borderlink, Inc. which is a leading company that places Assistant Language Teachers (ALTs) at public kindergartens, elementary schools, and junior high schools throughout Japan.
January 25, 2017

Employer Interview – Cafe Company

Working in a cafe or restaurant in Japan takes a special kind of person, especially if you are a foreigner. JobsinJapan.com sits down with Mr. Nicolas Koreni, General Manager, of Cafe Company Inc., which owns and operates over 60 different brands of cafes and restaurants in Japan.