Inside Japan Podcast

The Inside Japan Podcast – Zach from Pivotal Labs

Zach knew he wanted to work in Japan, but he did not take the first I’ll teach English and then I’ll work towards the job I really want route. He took a calculated different path, and it’s one that I think more people should consider as an option.

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  • 02:17 – Intro – Zach’s Current Position
  • 05:50 – Why not teach English in Japan after college?
  • 07:00 – Zach’s Volunteer work in Japan
  • 11:20 – Zach calculated approach to eventually finding a job in Japan
  • 14:40 – How did you get your job at Pivotal? Why did you leave your previous employer?
  • 30:50 – How much Japanese do you need to work in Japan in tech?
  • 33:00 – How’s life in Tokyo?

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