What are the dos and don'ts of finding a job in Japan?

Hello everyone,

Where is the best place to start when looking for a job in Japan? Is it better to job-hunt by directly contacting the company of your interest, or should job-seekers rely on a recruitment agency, for example?

Are there any unique aspects that job-seekers should consider when preparing their CV/résumé and cover letter? Should a photo be included?

Do you have any tips on interview conduct in Japan? Are there any particulars, such as greetings or behavioural customs?

In you opinion, is knowledge of the local language or a regional language necessary to successfully apply for a job? What level of the language should job-seekers have mastered?

Thank you for sharing your experience.


Got my job through hellowork, but then i found another job online nearby. I forgot the site but you can filter by job type, industry, job status if just baito, contract or full, location, and others. Interview wasn't hard, just make sure you know conversational japanese, or find a job that doesn't require japanese skills for higher chances! I get around 27man per month in okayama

Hello are you in Japan now i'm in Malaysia i will soon come over

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