The Inside Japan Podcast – Thoughts from a Hiring Manager

This week Peter from drops in to give us a taste of what he shares at the seminars he does all over Japan for both job seekers and employers. Not getting the job you want in Japan? Hey! Listen!


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  • 02:25 – What’s been going on with you? What are ETJ Expos?
  • 10:25 – Where employers know most applicants lie on resumes
  • 09:40 – How did you pitch your idea to get your business license?
  • 13:50 – What happened when Peter sued an employer
  • 20:45 – How can you personalize cover letters for similar jobs?
  • 25:23 – Why are there so many horrible resumes and cover letters?
  • 28:22 –  Turning a negative into a positive when you’re an older job seeker in Japan
  • 32:16 – Closing Advice

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