Career Support

Career Support  /  05.10.2018

The list of career-support professors in 2019-20

If you need a career advice specific for your field of study please contact a professor in charge of career support in your divisions!

The list of professors in charge of career support in 2019-20 a.y.

Career Support  /  03.02.2016

Job Hunting Schedule 2016 and Types of Job Hunting

In Japan, Japan Business Federation regulates reqruitment schedule for its member companies. Such as periods when companies allowed to schedule company introduction/reqruitment seminars, start accepting applications, actual selection activities such as tests and interviews etc.

Since FY2014 the beginning of "job hunting season" was shifted. This year it starts from March (for student graduating in September 2016 and March 2017). Official "selection activites period" (interviews etc) is scheduled from June.

After the begining of job hunting season one should act very quickly - attending companies seminars, filling applications, doing SPI tests etc. and if lucky enough attending interviews (normally at least 3 times). It means that before that one should already have an idea which companies they want to apply, started training some basic skills like writing cv and answering personality tests, and ideally - had already finished internship in the companies of their highest priority. Counting backwards - you should have started preparing for job hunting immediately after your enrollment in the Master's program!

Sounds tough? It is as tought as it may seem. Below is typical job hunting schedule/plan and short explanation of 2 types of job hunitng kindly prepared by Prof. Katsuhiko Sasaki.

*Important: some of the foreign capital companies may not follow this schedule and start reqruitment activities even earlier!

Types of Job Hunting
by Prof. Katsuhiko Sasaki

  • Application using universityrecommendation
  • General application

 

  • University recommendation

•A professor responsible for job hunting writes a recommendation letter to a company you wish to apply.
•To have a recommendation letter you should be selected in your division.
•Probability to get a job is about 70%.
•If you get informal decision to employ you, you can not decline that decision.
•After you get the informal decision from a company, you must stop all other activities of job hunting.
•Job hunting using the recommendation is based on the relation of trust between company and university.

  • General application

•Entry for your application from internet site of a company you wish to apply.
•Company asks you to do a test named Synthetic Personality Inventory (SPI) and inform you date of interview.
•Interview will be held more than three times.
•Although you get informal decision you can decline that decision.
•You can apply multiple companies at same time.
•Probability to get a job is lower than application using university recommendation.

 

Job Hunting Schedule

*If you are a Phd student and considering working in industry, add one year to the left side.

Schedule foe Students enrolled in October

Schedule for Students enrolled in Aoril

 

Career Support  /  17.03.2017

Engineering recruitment and internship databases

If you are doing job hunting right now, you can access Engineering faculty's recruitment

information database here (only on-campus).

For international students:

http://www.eng.hokudai.ac.jp/jobinfo/intl.php

Unfortunately information the companies send to us is in Japanese only, but listed companies are

interested in hiring international students.

Here is the general information (for Japanese students/not specified):

http://www.eng.hokudai.ac.jp/jobinfo/?year=2017

Here you can find the announcements about the internships (Japanese only):

http://www.eng.hokudai.ac.jp/jobinfo/internship.php

Career Support  /  09.11.2015

Useful for job-hunting Links (from Career Orientation Nov 4, 2015)

If you are planning to find a job in Japan, below links can be a useful resource for you. List is kindly provided by Mr. Eric Barasa (Fujitsu Limited, guest to e3 career guidance seminar on November 4, 2015).

[Ryukatsu Net]  Ltd.http://www.ryugakusei.com/en/index.php
It is a site of job information for international students seeking employment in Japan.

[CFN Career Forum Net] by DISCO International Inc.http://www.careerforum.net/?lang=E
It is a career site for Japanese and English speakers. Job information is offered in English.

[DISCO Career Agent] by DISCO Inc.http://www.discocareer.com/global_en/
Service in English for global job seekers

[DISCO Career Agent] http://www.discocareer.com/first/foreigner.html (Only in Japanese)
Service for newly graduated international students

[リクナビ] by Recruit Co. Ltd.http://job.rikunabi.com/

Job information site for international students (Only in Japanese)

[MYNAVI] by Mainichi Communication inc.http://www.mycom.co.jp/eng/
http://global.mynavi.jp/
Employment information for global career seekers

NAP http://www.nap-net.jp/  Career Development Support Network for International Students

WORKS JAPAN http://www.worksjapan.co.jp/

NISSO BRAIN http://www.nsbrain.jp/