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Hiring in tokyo for bilingual roles

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A short presentation on hiring for bilingual candidates in Tokyo, Japan

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Hiring in tokyo for bilingual roles

  1. 1. 2/24/2016 www.audiologiks.com Hiring in Tokyo for Bilingual Roles Overview of the Ways Employers Search for New People
  2. 2. 2/24/2016 www.audiologiks.com About Me • Lived in Japan for 23 years – Kyoto & Tokyo • Had 16 jobs in that time – Started a business and hired staff when I was 25 – Was a country manager for a company and hired/fired 4 people • Went from English teaching to IT Sales & Operations
  3. 3. 2/24/2016 www.audiologiks.com Ways Companies Hire • Recruiting • Job Posts • Word of Mouth • Industry Contacts • Friend Recommendations
  4. 4. 2/24/2016 www.audiologiks.com Targeting the Right Experience & Background • Functional Positions • IT/Sales & Marketing/Accounting • E-commerce/Industry background • Age and Experience • Background – What have they been doing • Openess and Interest in doing something new • Able to work independently
  5. 5. 2/24/2016 www.audiologiks.com Socially Contacting Candidates • Using Linkedin to re-connect with contacts • Looking for candidates in Facebook, Linkedin, Meetup
  6. 6. 2/24/2016 www.audiologiks.com Attracting Applicants • Attraction of the bilingual workplace • Learning on the job • Practicing English • Bridging Japan and Foreign Countries • Working in a specialized area • Small team
  7. 7. 2/24/2016 www.audiologiks.com Bringing on Outsourced Workers • Becoming full-time or contract from Haken • Contracting with people working remotely from home
  8. 8. 2/24/2016 www.audiologiks.com Using a Customer Base • Putting a hiring notice in customer emails (at the bottom) • Putting a link on the front page of your website
  9. 9. 2/24/2016 www.audiologiks.com Screening Candidates • Understanding the Candidate’s goals – Money – Experience – Stability – Flexibility • Aspirations – Short-term or Long-term
  10. 10. 2/24/2016 www.audiologiks.com Screening Candidates • Working off limited information • How does their style fit? • Can they change? • Can you learn from them or are they learning from you? • What are the expectations for success and what would a successful work hire look like?
  11. 11. 2/24/2016 www.audiologiks.com Come to our Meetups to discuss Bilingual Jobs and Hiring • http://www.meetup.com/Tokyo-Recruiting- and-Hiring-Meetup/ – For talking about both bilingual hiring and being hired, finding applicants and being found • http://www.meetup.com/Nihonno-Job- Market/ – Focusing on foreign job-seekers, building a career, bilingual or not

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