The Inside Japan Podcast – Job Hunting Advice from Charlie from Live Work Play Japan

Charlie has helped many people get jobs in Japan, and accordingly he knows a thing or two about a thing or two about finding work in Japan. On this episode he shares from valuable advice about all aspects of finding work: Resume, Interview, Networking, and a lot more. Enjooooy.

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  • 02:35 – Intro – What Charlie Does in Japan
  • 03:55 – How do you improve your resume as a teacher?
  • 08:10 – What do you think is the best way to start a career in Japan?
  • 13:00 – Most common resume mistakes
  • 16:10 – Are University Teaching jobs the best teaching jobs to get in Japan?
  • 18:20 – Interview Advice
  • 20:30 – Questions to ask your interviewers
  • 23:05 – How to know if a school is good or bad

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James came to Japan as an Eikaiwa teacher, morphed into a seven-year ALT, and now helps people have more fun while working in Japan, whether they’re just starting out or are veterans themselves. He started and The ALTInsider Podcast in 2015 and has been spreading his message of “Have more fun” ever since.To give your resume the tune-up it needs, head on over to ALT Insider Resume Review and get started today. Don’t let your dreams be dreams.

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