When I was in high school, I was worried about my further studies and decided to study abroad in Japan. Then, I came to Japan in September 2017 and attended a private university in Oita prefecture. When I was in the second or third year of college, every time I saw seniors wearing employment bags and suits, I was excited to imagine that I would be looking for a job like that one day. However, although the reality was far from imagination due to the corona pandemic, there also were many good things about that.
Immediately after I finished earning credits, I started to work hard on job hunting, and it was pretty difficult from the beginning, and I was about to give up or feel depressed. I also got rejected by the company I so wanted to work in after the final interview, and the fact that I couldn’t get to places I wanted to reach overwhelmed me. However, I thought I had to stand up, looking back at my initial resolution of getting a job.
Four months have passed since I started job hunting, and I received a job offer from one company. At the same time, the person in charge of ASIA to JAPAN contacted me and told me that I was going to have an interview. I was honored to be selected by a company I always had admired and decided to take on the challenge. Aoji san, the person in charge, gave me a briefing before the selection, and thanks to her correcting me throughout the process and taking my mock interviews, I was confident in the interview, and I was able to properly express my thoughts.
Looking back on job hunting, there are some things I would like to convey to all job-hunting students. Physical and mental health is very important. Job hunting is a long-term battle, so I think you should take good care of yourself so that you can continue. And it’s a good idea to be confident in yourself and take small steps at a time without comparing yourself with those around you. Finally, ask for help if you are in trouble. If you feel uncomfortable or disappointed if you are alone, please consult with your friends, family, or the elderly.
Last but not least, ASIA to JAPAN happened to be the place of work for a senior acquaintance, and I honestly didn’t think of it as a tool for finding a job, but I think it was really nice to meet ASIA to JAPAN and the person in charge… I would like to express my heartfelt gratitude for joining the company I have longed for.
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