Tired of teaching and looking for a new job?

March 8th, 2011By Category: Networking Events

The American Chamber of Commerce in Nagoya is sponsoring a panel discussion on getting your first non-teaching job in Japan on Saturday March 26th near Nagoya Station. This event will feature panelists from the foreign business community in Japan. The panelists are all experts in their fields, and will speak about what they think a job seeker needs to know about their specialty, as well as answer questions from the audience. This is your chance to pick the brains of some of the most knowledgeable people in Japan on the subject of jobs.

The event comes just in time, as GaijinPot Jobs is adding more and more varied jobs to its listings, including many in the IT field. So if you have experience in different areas, make sure to keep your resume up-to-date and ‘searchable.’ Not all employers on GaijinPot will advertise a position; many will search credentials from the resumes that have been uploaded.

Panelists at the event will include Peter Wilson, Co-Founder and Managing Director of GPlus Media; Ken Shimabuku, Executive Recruiter for CDS; and Charlene Ede, Translation Coordinator for CMC Corporation.

Peter Wilson is an expert on job search websites, and will share some tips and strategies for using them effectively. Ken Shimabuku will talk about resumes, interviewing, and share strategies honed through years of conducting detailed interviews and presenting candidates to clients.

The final panelist is Charlene Ede, who will talk about her experience directly hiring foreign employees.  She will share what she looks for in an applicant, and you can stand out from other job seekers to a potential employer.

It is unlikely that anyone is going to hand you a professional job in Japan, but there are a lot people here who started out in a classroom and later found a “real job.” So can you.

This will be held at #1009 Winc Aichi (Aichi Industry and Labor Center) on Saturday, March 26, 6:30 – 8:30 p.m.

Please email chubu@accj.or.jp by Wednesday, March 23m using the date of the event in the subject line of your email (032611).

Further information online on the ACCJ website.

Photo credit: Benjamin Krause / Flickr


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