Working in Japan

The Inside Japan Podcast: From Interac to Tech – Jordan

This week Jordan drops in to regale us with his tale of making the jump from Interac Teacher to his position in the Tech field.

Enjoy the show.

Some of the topics discussed include:
2:23 – What Jordan does now
2:50 – The Question Jordan sent me more than a year ago
7:30 – The New Interac Contract Talk
10:00 – Quitting his job at Interac
13:30 – Finding his new job
17:20 – His First Day
20:00 – What’s your work life like? How’s the money?
24:30 – Anything you wish you did differently?
32:00 – His strategy for applying for jobs

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Peter Lackner is the Managing Partner at and has had management-level positions at major job boards in Japan including:, GaijinPot, CareerEngine (formerly eCentral) and currently the managing partner at

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 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 Board of Directors 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.

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