This week James answers the question:
Can an older person find work in Japan?
(spoiler) The answer is a resounding YES, with caveats.
Peter Lackner is the Managing Partner at JobsinJapan.com and has had management-level positions at major job boards in Japan including: CareerCross.com, GaijinPot, CareerEngine and currently the managing partner at JobsinJapan.com.
Running a job board gives Peter the opportunity to speak with employers and job seekers every day and find out why some are successful and others are not. Speaking to both employers and job seekers has given Peter the ability to be able to see both sides of the hiring process. This is why JobsinJapan.com exists - to help job seekers find the jobs they want and employers to find the candidates they need.
Peter is active in the ETJ (English Teachers in Japan organization), a member of JALT’s School Owners SIG and currently on the Executive Board of the Tokyo Association of International Preschools.
You can often find Peter speaking to groups on how to get a new or better job, and to employers on how to avoid making a bad hire.