How to Succeed (and Fail) at a Job Interview in Japan

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How to Succeed (and Fail) at a Job Interview in Japan

Post by TorchWood » Wed Dec 27, 2017 8:31 pm

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How to Succeed (and Fail) at a Job Interview in Japan
Ever thought about how many times to knock on the door when you are heading into a job interview? In Japan, it matters.

A shortage of young people means there are two job openings for every applicant in Tokyo, prompting some Japanese companies to consider hiring foreign workers. But an interview can be an etiquette minefield, particularly for a non-native. Even Japanese students have to be drilled on the code, so it’s all the more important for outsiders to be aware of the rules.

"It’s kind of a test of how well you’re trying to fit in," said Rochelle Kopp, who runs Japan Intercultural Consulting, which helps multicultural workplaces function better.
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Re: How to Succeed (and Fail) at a Job Interview in Japan

Post by takenoko » Wed Dec 27, 2017 8:44 pm

Are we sure we want to work in Japan after the other articles you posted?

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Re: How to Succeed (and Fail) at a Job Interview in Japan

Post by Phoenix512 » Thu Dec 28, 2017 5:39 am

So there's the interview secret knock. Knock three times, wait 1 second, and then knock on and off every second five times.

Also I imagine that people have other people measure the angle of the bow with a giant protractor. Your bow is at 35 degrees, it should be 30 or 45.
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Re: How to Succeed (and Fail) at a Job Interview in Japan

Post by Catastrophe » Thu Dec 28, 2017 7:09 am

In my experience, unless you are teaching English or another 2nd language, it's hard to land a job as a foreigner in most normal fields without being headhunted.

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Re: How to Succeed (and Fail) at a Job Interview in Japan

Post by TorchWood » Thu Dec 28, 2017 10:36 am

takenoko wrote:
Wed Dec 27, 2017 8:44 pm
Are we sure we want to work in Japan after the other articles you posted?
¯\_(ツ)_/¯ I just find the interesting articles and repost them.
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Re: How to Succeed (and Fail) at a Job Interview in Japan

Post by takenoko » Thu Dec 28, 2017 6:05 pm

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0r3e2x0gdJg

This video teaches you both how to properly bow and how to properly eat Japanese sushi.

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