The Inside Japan Podcast – Thoughts from a Hiring Manager

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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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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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