My Journey to Discovering Japan
A decade ago, a friend introduced me to the world of anime, sparking a fascination that changed my life. I found the emotions and growth of the characters in anime and the complexity of the stories fascinating and it drew me into the culture behind them. This curiosity soon blossomed into a love for Japanese songs and a determination to master the language. Armed with the “Genki” textbook, I dove into learning Japanese, driven by the dream to immerse myself in this vibrant culture. My passion for mechanical engineering and Japan’s reputation for cutting-edge technology further fueled my ambition. I knew then that Japan was where I wanted to build my future.
The Turning Point with ASIA to JAPAN
It was a friend, already thriving in Japan, who introduced me to FAST OFFER. His success story inspired me to join and improve my Japanese. Surrounded by like-minded individuals all striving toward the same goal, I found a sense of camaraderie and purpose. Each day of practice brought me a step closer to my dream of working in Japan.
The Challenge and Triumph of Online Interviews
When I first received the invitation to interview, I was extremely nervous. I meticulously prepared, predicting questions and honing my responses. I prepared myself to be able to answer these three questions- “Self-Introduction,” “Why do you want to work in Japan,” and “What do you want to do at the company?”.
The support from FAST OFFER was phenomenal – it wasn’t just about preparing for an interview; it was about building a support network. As a result of the weekly orientation from my mentor, interview practice with my Japanese teacher, and even a Final Year Project check, I improved my speaking ability, which I had always been self-conscious about. Although my first interview with a company didn’t go as planned, it was a valuable learning experience. It taught me the importance of building a genuine connection and passion for the company’s mission.
My subsequent interview with a different company was a different story. I leveraged my prior experience, demonstrating my genuine interest in their technology, which led to a successful job offer. The encouragement from my mentor during moments of doubt was a guiding light. When I received the offer letter, I first reported it to my mother. She was very happy.
Looking Ahead: My Vision for the Future
As I gear up to move to Japan next year, my excitement knows no bounds. I’m not just continuing my Japanese studies; I’m diving into offline mechanical design classes and keeping physically fit for the challenges ahead. My goal is to become a mechanical design maestro at my company, blending my strengths with companies to make a global impact.
I too get sad when things don’t go the way I want them to, but that is only temporary. I’ve learned that temporary setbacks are just stepping stones. It is very important to face your shortcomings and work hard to overcome them actively. To all aspiring dreamers, remember: if you stay persistent and never lose hope, your aspirations will become your reality. To everyone out there chasing dreams – keep fighting!