ASIA to JAPAN is a recruiting program recommended by the Dean of the Japanese Language Department at the university, but it was a rare opportunity for Japanese language students to apply without worry.
After applying, our faculty’s foreign instructors held a special interview preparation course for students who participated in ASIA to JAPAN recruitment activities. There are many students in the class other than the Japanese language department, and the content is familiar to those who are not good at Japanese, so even beginners can learn the Japanese employment process and interview skills. FAST OFFER International Program (formerly Study Go Work JAPAN Program) is the first Japanese job-hunting event I attended. I am a little anxious and nervous about these unknown fields. After learning about the job interview process in Japan, I began to hesitate to complete a full Japanese interview. Fortunately, before I went to Japan, the ASIA to JAPAN staff provided support. They kept in close contact with me and did not only a mock interview, but also a special one-on-one video training to understand the company information.
Looking back now, without ASIA to JAPAN training covering all aspects, it would have been difficult to pass the final interview and get an offer as smoothly. When I went to Japan, I happened to encounter a typhoon, and the ticket I had originally booked was canceled at midnight, and the staff suddenly contacted me to change my flight. I thought I couldn’t go to this interview in this situation, but the ASIA to JAPAN staff repeatedly promised that everything would go smoothly. Thanks to that, I arrived in Tokyo smoothly. There was an airport transfer volunteer at the airport, after which the staff took me to the hotel. These considerations are very kind and compassionate, with due consideration given to students who do not speak Japanese. For three days of the interview, I stayed at the hotel with other students. In the morning, a group of 3-4 people took a taxi to the interview site. There also is staff at the interview site so that you can communicate before and after the interview. The whole process was surprisingly smooth. On the third day, I went to the head office of the company I wanted for the final interview, but I also visited the company. As a result, we succeeded in getting the offer.
I am very grateful to the Dean for recommending such an excellent recruitment program. When I returned to Shanghai with an offer, I didn’t believe this was true at all. My impression is that job hunting should have been very difficult and troublesome, but thanks to ASIA to JAPAN, it has become very simple. Thanks to all the preparations, visa materials, airline ticket and hotel reservations, transportation to the interview site, etc., I was able to have an interview with the company I wanted. We would like to express our sincere gratitude to the staff of ASIA to JAPAN. For students like me who want to work in Japan, I highly recommend the FAST OFFER Int’l program.