Nhung (Vietnam, NBJ) | Student voice | KAI Japanese Language School in Tokyo, Japan

Nhung (Vietnam, NBJ)

  • Nationality: Vietnam
  • Graduation date: December,2017
  • Place of employment: Food industry, Human resources

The job hunting process

NhungI used an agent for my job hunting. They checked my resume, helped me practice for the interviews and gave me advice on how to answer the questions. When I didn't pass the interview, they explained the reasons. I'm glad that I used their services.
Questions about how I picture myself five or ten years from now, or what I would do if I were the company president were something I found unique to Japanese companies.
They are questions that are difficult to answer if you haven't developed a proper career vision or didn't do enough research about the company. It's very Japanese. Also, at the end of the interview, when I was asked if I had any questions, I made sure I asked something. For example, during the interview, I observed the company environment and came up with questions. I think it's important to show that you are interested in the company.

Advice to peers

During the job hunting process, I was refused a few times because my Japanese level was not up to par. I was on the verge of giving up. That's when I started picking up information from the internet about Vietnamese people who went through the same experience. By getting to know those things, I was able to view myself from an objective perspective. I think when you find out that you're not the only one going through a tough time, it makes things much easier.