Career help

This page offers resources for getting a job, including how to write a resume and description of career paths at global companies.

Advancing your career at a global company

Some benefits of working in the world

High job opening-to-applicant ratio

As a representative example in Japan, the average national ratio of jobs to applicants in 2017 was 1.50; in Tokyo, that ratio was 2.05.

This means that for each candidate, there were 2.05 job openings. This ratio is particularly high, even among other developed countries, and it is expected to keep climbing (this has occurred as a result of the nation’s low birthrate and aging population).

This situation presents a great opportunity for foreigners who is looking for work in Japan. In addition it is a trend seen in many countries. As the number of choices of occupation and workplace increases, people who have a solid career plan will get a unique chance to realize their career goals. Challenge yourself and go to work in other country than your home country. There is the right environment for making your dreams come true.

Getting ahead in your career after you return home

Learning the latest skills and management know-how in other countries than your home country is sure to help you advance in your career once you return to your home country.

If you simply work in the other country than your home country because of the higher wages, you will lose sight of your future career plans. Have a solid plan for your future before you go to the other country than your home country. Act strategically for gaining the knowledge and skills which are needed to make your plan a reality.

It seems most of other countries than your home country would have a working environment that allows you to do exactly that. Moreover, Life Group, the operator of this website, has a support system to help you.

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Look for work in the world

Create a good resume

Clearly state your strengths (e.g. skills, certifications, experience, accomplishments) and be sure that you have a good understanding of what they are.

If you are unsure what your strengths are, try asking your boss and coworkers to see what they think. They can help make you aware of some that you may not have been aware of. Once you have a list of your strengths, think about the ways in which you can tailor your resume to clearly convey them to your reader.

By listing specific examples of your achievements, as well as positive comments your boss and coworkers have given you about your work that highlight your strengths, you can help your prospective employer better understand why you are a good choice.

When you are not sure, please ask.

Feel free to send us an e-mail if you are not sure which companies are the most appropriate to help you achieve your career goals.

  • We are here to help you get ahead in your career. And we want you to take full advantage of our resources to see that happen.
  • We are happy to respond to any type of question, but you must first have a clear career plan.
  • We emphasize this point because you can only move forward if you have a vision of what you want to accomplish.

It’s not easy to make your dream come true, so a strong drive to make it happen can make you more creative, plan more efficiently and work harder than others to attain it. Creativity and hard work are what allow you to achieve your career goals.

Make sure you know what your dreams are, but just as important is having a plan to achieve them.

Questions about individual companies

Please send us an e-mail with questions about the companies you are interested in. We will contact them and get answers for you.

The answers you receive from companies demonstrate their attitude toward potential employees. Before you apply, it’s important to take the time to find out a company’s current thinking and attitudes toward hiring.

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