job hunting

Job Hunting – From Overseas

This column is usually written for people already in Japan, both Japanese and non-Japanese alike. Today, however, I’d like to give some guidelines for people who haven’t gotten here yet. If you have a friend fitting this category, clip it and fax it to them, or get the electronic version at, under “Terrie’s […]

This Year’s Most Interesting Job

Getting the Most From Your Resume

Getting a job that you really want in a foreign multinational company requires a lot of thought and planning. In a tight labor market in particular, you want to make sure that the quality of your resume gets you into the first round of interviews. And I can tell […]

Year-end Job Hunting

Year-end Job Hunting

If you’re a non-Japanese job seeker that has just arrived in Japan, you’re no doubt looking for a job. The fact is, though, that most foreign companies have virtually no decision makers in town from the second week of December.

Decision-making in most multinational companies usually involves at least 3 or 4 people. […]