Job hunting student in Tokyo

bokaboka

12-13-2005, 09:30 PM

I am a student in Tokyo and I was just wondering if anyone in the sciences is looking for a job now. I think I am running out of options. If there’s anybody in the same boat as I am, please share your experiences (and fears:bricks: ) with me. Thanks.

jbzealot

12-14-2005, 08:40 AM

I am a student in Tokyo and I was just wondering if anyone in the sciences is looking for a job now. I think I am running out of options. If there’s anybody in the same boat as I am, please share your experiences (and fears:bricks: ) with me. Thanks.

Just a few queries… Which field of “sciences” are you into? When are you finishing course? Did you ever had experienced working or have you tried applying for a job before? - Keep in touch with TF, a rower might be around to help you paddle your boat towards your success.:cool:

Dax

12-14-2005, 10:42 AM

Hi bokaboka,

Graduating ka na ba this coming spring? If so, girigiri yata ang simula mo ng 就活.
Usually, bago pa pumasok ng graduating year naghahanap-hanap na.
Anyway, kung hindi ka pa nag-register sa mga 就職 sites (e.g. http://www.rikunabi.com/)
, I recommend gawin mo na ASAP. Search mo lang 就職 sa yahoo.co.jp ang dami
pang iba. Tsaka sumali ka sa job fairs.

If you are into IT, and have at least a 2級 in JLPT no worries marami pang
mahahanap. If you are into electronics/mechanical/electrical engineering medyo
marami din. However, if you are into civil engineering or architecture or hybrid fields
yan ang mahirap. I know someone who belongs to this third group and has 1級
pero nahirapan pa din.

You have to convince your potential employer that their company needs you, and
you alone - not a Japanese national with the same credentials as yourself. Yan ang
isa sa mga hinahanap nila in hiring a foreigner. They will ask you, “What do you have that your Japanese classmates don’t?” Isa na dyan ang proficiency mo sa English, so
try looking for jobs for E-J bilinguals. (e.g. http://www.daijob.com/ and http://www.careercross.com/) Siempre may Japanese university students
na magagaling din sa English kaya kailangang magaling ka din sa 日本語 to compete.
Good luck!

p.s. MEXT ka ba?

JEM_jp

12-14-2005, 10:50 AM

All you need is well-verse ka sa Nihonggo and English, self-confidence and hard luck… :slight_smile:

Good luck to your future career!:cool:

andres

12-14-2005, 11:44 AM

Row, row, row your boat…

Hi bokaboka, and welcome to TimogForum!
Bakit pakiramdam ko ay kilala kita? Nanggaling ka ba sa Himeji recently? :wink:

Unfortunately hindi kita masyadong matutulungan sa tanong mo, pero baka yung ibang members… subukan mo halimbawa si betong, d kat from Kyoto.

neblus

12-14-2005, 04:03 PM

Tama iyong unang reply…

Pakibigay naman detalye.

Field/ Major: ?
Japanese Level: ?
English Level: ?

First time sa Job Market or may 2 to 4 years experience… and saan.

Kung gusto mo, pwede PM din.

bokaboka

12-14-2005, 07:35 PM

Guys, thanks for the replies and the support. I am scheduled to graduate on March 2007 with a PhD in Molecular Biology. I registered for every possible 就職 site on the Internet. I also have all the language certificates that the Japanese are so gaga about. What I don’t have is work experience.

Anyway, right after posting my message yesterday, I received a notification for a job interview. Hehe.

More questions and comments to the following people:

Dax: Thanks for the tip about the jobs for E-J bilinguals.

Andres: Don’t blow my cover, ok:D At, ano ang ibig sabihin ng “d kat?”

Neblus: Ano ang “PM?”

jbzealot

12-15-2005, 08:45 AM

[quote=bokaboka]Guys, thanks for the replies and the support. I am scheduled to graduate on March 2007 with a PhD in Molecular Biology. I registered for every possible 就職 site on the Internet. I also have all the language certificates that the Japanese are so gaga about. What I don’t have is work experience.

Anyway, right after posting my message yesterday, I received a notification for a job interview. Hehe…

What’s up Doc? Ambigat’ mo!:bowdown:
Doc, baka pedeng pa-copycat. Yan yata yong PhD mo di ba?

Good Luck sa interview! Be confident! Isipin mong iba talaga ang pinoy!

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