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. talked to Berlitz to find out more about their company […]
March 7, 2017

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 always easy to challenge your company in Japan. Unpaid overtime, […]
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). 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. 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. 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. 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.
January 18, 2017

Quotes to Motivate, Entertain or use in the Classroom

Staring out the New Year, we wanted to share some quotes with you that we have found to be motivating or interesting. If you are an English teacher, some […]
January 3, 2017

A look at the recruiting industry with Brad Corbet

Bradley Corbet is a Senior Consultant at Morgan McKinley, a professional recruitment and talent management company operating in Japan, the United Kingdom, Ireland, EMEA, and throughout […]
December 20, 2016

Employer Interview – Link Interac sits down with Mr. Kevin Salthouse, Director at Link Interac Inc. which is Japan's largest private provider of English teachers to the public school system.
December 8, 2016

Lifetime Job Security in Japan – Your Insurance Policy

Even if you don’t want to be an English teacher for life, having an TEFL certification is undoubtedly a security policy for life here in Japan. Japanese […]
December 5, 2016

Healthy Tokyo

Moving to a new country brings with it plenty of unique challenges. Taking care of yourself doesn’t have to be one of them. HealthyTokyo is your […]
November 29, 2016

Food for All People – Second Harvest Japan

Are you looking for a way to meet people, practice Japanese, try something new, and be a useful? If so, then we would like to introduce […]
November 21, 2016

Employer Interview – Shibuya Hobgoblin British Pub

Working at an expat bar in Tokyo is like getting paid to interact in the foreign community living room where new and old foreigners can relax, get a pint and have a good conversation in one's native language. sits down with Paul Gibson who manages the famed Hobgoblin British Pub in Shibuya.
September 7, 2016

Don’t Talk Yourself Out of a Job

Do you find that you are getting a lot of interviews but never seem to get the job? Perhaps your mouth is your worst enemy and is giving the interviewer doubts about hiring you.
August 1, 2016

Top Five Reasons Your Applications Are Being Rejected

Looking for a job online can be demoralizing. You've applied to dozens of jobs with nothing to show for it; just a whole bunch of silence and rejection letters. It is the virtual version of having sand kicked in your face.
July 1, 2016

Congratulations on Completing the JET Programme… Now Here Are 9 Reasons Why I Won’t Hire You

So, you’ve decided to hang up the title as “sensei” after years of distinguished service to the worthy cause of teaching the Japanese children to actually speak English. A thankless and near impossible task but now you are ready to make the leap into the business world here in Japan.