Coming to Japan is an easy but detailed process. So is working with us here at Work Tochigi. We’re going to walk you through the steps you need to take in order to make it to Japan with visa in hand, ready to work. Here we go.
Coming To Japan, Step 1:
What You Need to Do Right Now is Send Us Your Resume
Work Tochigi accepts resumes year-round, but, here in Japan, the school year starts in April. This means that the best time to send us a resume is right now. If we are not able to place you in the immediate future, we will keep your resume on file and work towards placing you next year or possibly mid-year, if a position opens up.
We’ve mentioned resumes a lot without actually talking about what we need to see on your resume, so let’s do that now:
What We Have to Have on Your Resume
Name and Contact Info
Even though we ask you to send your resume via our contact form, we need you to make sure your name and contact information are included on your resume. We want your email address, your phone number, and your home address as well as any other relevant communication methods (we don’t need your social media accounts, but Skype and FaceTime accounts are helpful.)
Proof of Education
One of our hard requirements is that our teachers have completed a four year university program or equivalent. As such, we need to see proof of your graduation. This can be copies of transcripts, scans of a diploma, or other official documents.
What We Hope to See on Your Resume
It’s ok if you do not have a working visa yet. However, we’d like to know how far along in the process you are. Have you contacted the relevant government agencies? Have you begun the paperwork? We’d like to know this so that we know where and how to help the process along.
Other Things to Include
We do not require you to be a licensed teacher to work for us. However, along with standard education and work experience, let us know about any teaching, student teaching, coaching, mentoring, tutoring positions and internships you have had. All teaching experience is valuable and we’d like to know about yours.
Likewise, we do not require any degree of Japanese fluency, but we’d like to know about any practice or experience you have with the Japanese language. Tell us about any certificates you’ve earned, exchange programs you’ve participated in, or any other language study you have done.
We want to know a little about why you want to come to Japan. We’re not looking for anything in particular, so if you are coming to further your education, to gain experience, or just to have a bit of fun, feel free to tell us your reasoning. Also, what do you plan to do while you’re here? Travel? Study? We’d just like to have a better understanding of the people we’re hiring and your answers to these questions can help provide it.
That’s it. When you’ve got your resume together, copy it into our contact form and we’ll get back to you as soon as we can. Thanks, and good luck!