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The BFF Tokyo Guide To Jobs in Tokyo
There are 3 things that affects whether most foreigners stay in Japan long-term or not, and these are friendships with foreigners and Japanese, good job and career advancement, and a good apartment and living situation. Having a bad situation in two of these areas may lead a talented foreigner to leave Japan prematurely.
jobs.bfftokyo.com has been our passion project to help foreigners with and without Japanese language skills to find their first job in Japan and make the right decision on their first try. Most foreigners come with the attitude of I need to get a visa so I will accept the first job that offers me one. This strategy can both hurt yourself and the employer who is taking the financial risk and investment of time to bring you onto their team.
I am definitely not defending companies that do not treat their foreign employees well, and sometimes a foreigner may not have an option other than the black company, but our goal is as much as possible to find win-win situations between companies in Japan and potential foreign employees who want to work in Tokyo.
Our guides on finding a job in Tokyo focuses on three elements. One finding a job that matches your education, skills, and visa situation with articles on full-time jobs, part-time jobs, teaching jobs in Tokyo, and more. Second how to get hired once you find the position that is a match for you. Third, you may need to change positions in the future for career advancement or a higher salary or learn how to stand out from your co-workers. During this time you may need to use recruiters to give you a head start.
These guides will cover your career as a foreigner in Japan and we look forward to seeing the contribution you provide to the Japanese economy and work culture.