【For those who are engaging in job-hunting in Japan】 Job-hunting process under the effects of COVID-19
The spread of COVID-19 has a major impact on the job-hunting process. Those who are engaging in job-hunting in Japan may be concerned about how you should proceed with your activities in the future.
1.【How to collect the necessary information】
Most of the company information sessions/seminars have been conducted through website and/or video conferencing system. You may find it more difficult to collect information about companies and how to choose a company you will apply for than usual. Please make use of the links below to actively get information and apply.
■Career support guidance and seminars
・International Student Support Room https://www.u-tokyo.ac.jp/adm/inbound/en/life-career-sc.html
・Career Support Office https://www.careersupport.adm.u-tokyo.ac.jp/
Many of you are concerned about web interviews. Interview process is the same as regular in-person interviews. Please check the internet access, be ready for the start time and video conference links. Relax and do your best.
Reference: “WEB面接の受け方と注意すること”(Notes and tips on how to take an interview) (PDF in Japanese )
3. 【Submission of a document/certificate from university】
If a company asks you to submit a certificate from the university, a health certificate, a letter of recommendation, etc., please ask them to wait for a while as the university administration is currently under suspension.
4. 【School recommendation】
Students wishing to use the university recommendation system should contact the office/person in charge of the procedure. Application deadlines and selection period may have changed, so please be sure to check the latest information.
★Companies that wish to hire you are now doing their recruitment activities in an environment that they have never experienced before. They are also confused about conducting their activities online and arranging the schedule, and therefore many things have been uncertain on their side. When you contact a company, you will often be told that they are not set yet. There are many situations where they are unable to offer you a proper information in a timely manner.
★Now it is even more difficult than usual to find a company where you want to work, where you can demonstrate your abilities and to communicate well with people in the company.
The important thing to do now is to 1) not be in a hurry, 2) obtain the correct information, and 3) keep your body and mind healthy.
ISSR supports you so that your life in Japan and your job-hunting activities can go as smoothly as possible.
★ISSR provides counseling on job hunting in Japan. Consultations are by appointment only.
*To make an appointment https://business.form-mailer.jp/fms/718b132b82974
【Webpages for job-hunting activities】
■Rikunabi (run by Recruit Career)
Reference: Companies conducting “web information sessions/seminars” and “web interviews”
https://job.rikunabi.com/2023/ (in Japanese)
■My Navi (run by Mynavi Corporation)
https://job.mynavi.jp/2023/ (in Japanese)
■Rikei navi (run by Dream Career)
https://rikeinavi.com/23/ (in Japanese)
■Career-tasu Shukatsu for international students (run by DISCO)
https://job.career-tasu.jp/2023/features/foreign/student/ (in Japanese)
■JREC-IN (run by Japan Science and Technology Agency, JST)
Recruitment database for researchers
■Acaric web (run by Acaric)
Job-hunting information for graduate students, post-doc researchers, and engineers
https://www.acaric.jp/ (in Japanese)
■Tokyo Employment Service Center for Foreigners (run by the Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare)
Job-hunting information for international students in Japan