Finding a full-time gig in Japan while over there, work visa expiring soon?
May 26, 2012 4:03 PM Subscribe
Looking for work in Japan - Have a work visa that will expire in early August. Details inside.
posted by Kamelot123 to Work & Money (9 answers total) 2 users marked this as a favorite
I was an English teacher (ALT) in Japan for two years, and have a Japanese major/English minor. I decided not to stay on for a third year due to some personal/family problems.
Now I will be doing a part-time job over in Japan over in the summer, and after much soul-searching have decided to try for a more permanent position in japan and get my work visa renewed while I am there.
Unfortunately, I do not have much time - The visa will expire on August 2nd. I will be in Japan from June 1st until the visa expiration date, unless I am able to secure another gig. And I know that it takes at least a few weeks to change the visa over.
I have somewhere between JLPT 1-kyuu and 2-kyuu Japanese at the moment (am taking JLPT N1 in July). I can speak, write and read fairly well, in my opinion. If possible I'd like to find a position in which I could use the Japanese I've learned, but I realize that I am running out of time.
I am currently looking on some job sites like careercross, gaijinpot, and a few temp agencies.
Anyone have any experience with anything like this? Any suggestions would be much appreciated!
PS: (I am in the States now, but will be in Japan in a week)