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You've come to the right place for job advice. Our chief editor, Tyson Batino, worked as a trainer and assistant HR Manager at a large Japanese corporation and created his own English school with more than 100 teachers and 9 schools. The advice here applies to all jobs in Japan.

Step 1 : Finding Your First Job in Japan

There are a lot more jobs out there than you know.

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Guide to Full-Time Jobs for Foreigners

Our guide to full-time jobs for foreigners in Tokyo. Japanese not necessary.

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Guide to Part-Time Jobs for Foreigners

Our guide to the more than 22 part-time jobs available for foreigners in Tokyo

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Guide to Teaching Jobs in Tokyo

Our guide to teaching jobs in Japan. Everything thing you need to know is here.

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Guide to Job Boards in Japan

There are many jobs out there in Tokyo if you know where to look.

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Guide to Job Fairs in Japan

Ready to show what you got. Go hit up the job fairs in Tokyo and around Japan.

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Guide to Visas to Live in Japan

Ultimate guide to finding a visa to Japan. We cover many different visa types.

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Guide to Internships in Tokyo

There are many internships in Tokyo. Finding the right one is hard.


Guide to Using Recruiters in Japan

Seriously. No point reading any other article on Recruiters in Tokyo.

Step 2 : Getting Your First Job in Japan

Is your resume up to standard? Have you written a cover letter? How will you handle the interview?

Here's information you need to make the best impression.


Guide to Cover Letters and Resumes

Found your dream job? Now is time to reach out to them and get the interview.

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Guide to Interviews in Japan

Found a potential place to work for above? Now is time to get the job.

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Guide to Post Interview Process

Did well on the interview? It does not end there. You have to reach out again.

Step 3 : Building a Career in Japan

Thinking about living in Japan long-term and want to start building a career? Here are some guides on taking the next step.

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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.

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