2024-03-15

From Mumbai to Tokyo: An Indian Computer Science Graduate’s Success Story

Summary

Computer Science major. After graduation, he worked as a software engineer at a local financial SIer, where he developed production grade web applications in Python and JavaScript using Django and Angular frameworks. For his graduation research, he worked on a project using machine learning to detect price fluctuation patterns/chart patterns on stock charts and provide useful information to users. He has good communication skills and is fluent in Japanese.

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Profile

Countries & Regions
India
University
University of Mumbai
Major
Computer Science
Education
Bachelor
Company
Developed hybrid payment employee ID cards with functions such as various payments, payroll transfers, investments, and use and settlement of benefits.

From Mumbai to Tokyo: An Indian Computer Science Graduate’s Success Story 

Fascinated by the craftsmanship behind Japanese products and captivated by the depth of Japanese culture through music and dramas, he armed himself with a degree in Computer Science and embarked on a journey to secure a job in Japan from India. This journey was supported by FAST OFFER International, which facilitated his initial steps toward employment in Japan. Despite an initial setback in the first interview due to insufficient Japanese language proficiency, he pushed on. Undeterred, he doubled down on improving his language skills and prepared meticulously for subsequent interviews. This resilience paid off when he received a job offer from a Japanese company, where he looks forward to contributing to meaningful projects that resonate with people’s lives. Alongside professional aspirations, he also dreams of exploring the rich tapestry of Japan’s landscapes, eager to experience the places he has admired from afar.
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Embracing Japanese Culture and Technology: An Indian Graduate’s Journey 

 Japanese products and companies are quite familiar to me because they’ve become part of our daily lives in India. For example, Toyota cars are especially popular because of their high performance and reliability. It made me interested in the technologies and product processes of Japanese companies. Looking into it has deepened my admiration for their decades-strong determination when refining a single product. It made me want to learn how to devise a product that good, and I put two and two together—I could achieve that excellence too if I worked for a Japanese company.  

 What furthered my interest in Japan is also my fascination with Japan’s culture and language. I found the language interesting through Japanese music and dramas and this inspired me to learn Japanese. Kanji is a difficult element for Indian people, but I am learning it by translating and memorizing the lyrics of my favorite J-pop songs. I have been watching Japanese dramas on Netflix for 3 years. Initially, I relied on subtitles. Nowadays, as I watch my recent J-drama addiction “Trillion Game,” I understand about 80% of the content subtitle-free.   

  

FAST OFFER International: The Gateway to a Dream Career in Japan for Indian Graduates 

 I learned about FAST OFFER International from a content creator I follow on Instagram. He told me that he had gotten a chance to work in Japan through FAST OFFER International, and I registered with FAST OFFER International by finding them on LinkedIn.  

 It was my first time to register on a Japan job site and I didn’t have expectations, to be honest. I just thought I would apply anyway. I was surprised I got an offer so quickly.  

 

Overcoming Language Barriers: Lessons from an Indian Graduate’s First Interview in Japan 

 One month after registering with FAST OFFER International, I received my first invitation to an interview with a company. In preparation for the interview, a FAST OFFER International mentor checked my answers to the questions I had prepared. In preparation for the questions about why I wanted to work in Japan and my Final Year Project at the University of Mumbai for my Computer Science degree, I was aware of the difficulty of explaining technical concepts in English, as well as the difficulty of doing so in Japanese.  

 I was very nervous during the actual interview, and although I was able to handle the questions in English at first, I was puzzled by the questions in Japanese. The questions ranged from professional to interpersonal relationships, and there were some unexpected questions such as about a quarrel with a senior colleague. Due to a lack of preparation, I had difficulty answering the questions in Japanese, and as a result, I was not selected for an interview at that company.  

 Through this experience, I realized that my Japanese language skills were still lacking, although the technical aspects were not a problem. I decided to focus on improving my Japanese level and work hard for future interviews.  

  

Mastering Interview Techniques: An Indian Tech Graduate’s Guide to Success in Japan 

 When I received the invitation to interview for the second company, I had some free time, so I took about two weeks to properly prepare for the interview. First, I prepared two slides to enhance my self-introduction: the first was about my Final Year Project in college, and the second was a description of the project I oversaw at my current company. I also conducted thorough research on the companies with which I would be interviewing. During this period, I also studied Japanese.  

 During the six months following my first interview with the first company, I interviewed with other Japanese companies, which helped me get used to interviewing with Japanese companies and at the same time improved my Japanese language skills. I also practiced heavily in explaining my PPT and prepared for unexpected questions and various interview questions. This allowed me to go into the second company interview in a state of readiness to respond to any questions that were asked. I was well prepared and was able to go into the interview in perfect condition.  

  

Achieving the Dream: How an Indian Computer Science Graduate Won a Career in Japan 

 In the first interview at the second company, I was asked mainly about the Final Year Project and the project I am working on at my current company. I was able to answer the questions well because I prepared well.  

 In the second interview, in addition to explaining the Final Year Project, the newly appointed Chief Technology Officer also asked me about how I wanted to work in Japan. I told him that I valued teamwork and enjoyed working together toward a shared goal. Given the importance Japanese companies place on teamwork and cooperation, that answer may have really helped my chance.  

 When I received the job offer, I felt that I had truly fulfilled my dream. I am looking forward to working for a Japanese company, communicating with people from various countries, and learning about different ways of thinking and cultures.  

 In the future, I would like to work for a Japanese company on projects that will be used by many people and that will benefit people’s lives. I think it is sad when a good product is developed but not used, so I would like to do my best to create a product that will be used by many people.  

 

Looking Forward: An Indian Tech Professional’s Vision for Life and Work in Japan 

 I have yet to visit Japan, but even from afar, I am fascinated by its beautiful scenery. When I visit Japan in the future, I would like to visit various places in Tokyo, such as Shibuya, Tokyo Tower, Osaka, and Kyoto. Currently, I see those places on Instagram, but in the future, I would like to visit them in person to fully experience their splendor.       

 If you are interested in working in Japan, you should register with FAST OFFER International, a platform that supports your job search and, as the name suggests, allows you to get a job offer quickly. If you move forward by leveraging your strengths, you will receive offers. 

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