Hiring process

STEP1 Make an account

You need to be registered with YOLO JAPAN to apply for a job
Register now and find the perfect job for you!

1:The membership registration process

①Enter your email address

②Send the verification code

③Receive the email and enter the verification code

④Enter required information

⑤Registration complete

2:Create a resume(Optional)

Create a resume that shows off your strengths to companies.Resume creation is optional.
※When entering your information, registration of your residence status is required. Please have your residence card ready when applying.

The following resume is a sample.

3:Use My Page

Self-introduction Video

Set yourself apart from other applicants!!
Through your video, display your appealing points to the company!

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Check your Favorite jobs here.
*Please note, a job listing will be automatically deleted when the post expires.

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Application history / Application status

Check which jobs you have applied to.
If you have passed the selection process, you can see the details on the "Interview schedule."

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Interview schedule

For the interview, please select your desired date and time provided by the company.
After an interview has been confirmed, you can check the interview schedule and details here.

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STEP2 Apply

We will teach you how to search for jobs, how to see jobs, and how to apply.
Now you can find a job that suits your needs!

1:Application flow

1.How to search for jobs
Select an area

Select your prefecture.If you live in Tokyo/Osaka you can select a more specific area.

Select your Japanese level

You can choose from a wide range from No Japanese ~ N1.

Search by keyword

Enter a keyword that relates to a job you are looking for in the Keyword Box to conduct your search.You can also select popular words that appear below the search bar.

2.How to view job details
①Salary/Working hours

Depending on the working hours the remuneration may change, please check to make sure.

②Work Place

Check out the detailed map, find the nearest station to find out the distance from your home to the work location.

③Japanese level

JLPT is not a requirement! You can apply if you have the Japanese level described in the job listing.

④Tag

If you press the blue tag (Ex: "Available to work on weekdays only," "A 5-minute walk from the station," etc.) you can display a list of jobs with that tag.

⑤〇 days until the expiry period of this job listing

Depending on the hiring situation of the company, the application period may close before the expiration of the job listing. Please apply as fast as you can.

3.Required information when applying
Basic Information

Basic information (name, nationality, date of birth)

Language Skill

Language ability (mother tongue, reading/writing level, etc.)

Status

Status of residence (type of residence status, expiry period, etc.)

※Japanese nationals do not need to register their ID

*Please note, you cannot apply by phone
*Within 2 weeks the company will contact you to inform you whether you have been hired or not

STEP3 Set up an interview

Instructions for "recieving an email from the company to setting up an interview"👍
One look at this, and you''ll be successful! Let''s take a look together!

1:The company will send you 3 possible dates to hold the interview

You will be contacted by email with a notification function (Bellmark🔔)

2:Confirm the interview date

If you are able to attend one of the interview dates

Select the desired date and time

The interview date will be confirmed, and you will recieve a confirmation email.
If you are unable to attend all of the given interview dates

Suggest a possible date and time that is convenient for you.

The company will select their best date and time, and they will send you a confirmation email.

3:You will recieve a confirmation email before the interview date

The email will include the interview location/emergency contact details
On the interview date, if you are feeling unwell, or if you will be late, please make a call to the number provided in the email/SMS
*You can check the interview schedule on My Page*

STEP4 Interview

Attending an interview for your first time in Japan...
Make sure you have what you need to bring, be mentally prepared, successfully convey who you are!

1:On the day of the interview! Japanese interview and etiquette check

Arrive 10 minutes early!

Japanese people are strict when it comes to time. Make sure you leave your home a little earlier when going to the interview location.

Your clothes should be clean and presentable!

Men
  • ★Skin care(Facial hair)

    As much as possible, be clean-shaven. Some jobs allow facial hair, please check the job details!

  • ★Shirts and jackets

    Plain, checked or striped shirts and jackets are the best.It would be better to have a collar.

  • ★Shoes

    Clean, presentable sneakers are OK!Avoid flashy patterns and sandals.

  • ★Hairstyle

    Make sure that your hair does not cover your eyes, and that your hair is not messy.Attend the interview with a presentable hairstyle.

  • ★Bag

    Choose a bag large enough to hold A4 sized documents.Don't forget to put pens, pencils and notepads in your bag.

  • ★Pants/Trousers

    Choose cotton pants or presentable jeans.Avoid damaged trousers or shorts.

Women
  • ★Makeup/Accessories

    Natural makeup is best!Avoid oversized accessories.

  • ★Skirt/Pants

    Choose skirts and pants that aren't too flashy.Make sure that your skirt is not too short.

  • ★Bag

    Choose a bag large enough to hold A4 sized documents.Don't forget to put pens, pencils and notepads in your bag.

  • ★Hairstyle

    Tie your hair back if you have long hair.Avoid bangs that cover your eyes.

  • ★Shirts/Blouses/Jackets

    Choose plain, checked or a lightly patterned shirt or jacket.Attend the interview wearing clean, presentable clothes.

  • ★Shoes

    Clean, presentable sneakers are OK!Choose leather shoes or pumps that are not too flashy.

The interview will be held in Japanese!

3: Check the "frequently asked questions", and practice for your interview in Japanese.

Bring pens and pencils!

You may take memos during the interview! If there is something you do not know, you can ask👍

2:How to make a phone call for an interview

A.In the event that you absolutely must change the time, please make sure to call the employer directly XX days before the scheduled interview date. You can find the store's phone number in the details of the job listing.

You can find the store's phone number in the details of the job listing.

The store will be worried if you don't show up, so make sure to call the store to cancel your interview. The best times to call Restaurants: 14:00 - 17:00 Retail Stores: 14:00 - 16:00 For others or general companies, please check the reception hours.

Example phone conversation

Good Afternoon
konnitiwa
This is the (name) who has an interview on (month)(day).
〇gatsu〇nichi ni arubaito no mensetsu wo onegaishiteiru 〇〇 desu
I'm sorry, but I would like to change the interview date.
sumimasenga mensetsu no hiduke wo henko sitaidesu
I'm sorry, but I would like to change the interview time.
sumimasenga mensetsu no jikan wo henko sitaidesu
Is it possible to change it to (day)?
〇nichi ni henko dekimasuka
Is it possible to change it to (time)?
〇nji ni henko dekimasuka
Thank you very much.
arigato gozaimasu
A. In Japan, punctuality is extremely important.

Let's make an effort to do things 10 minutes earlier than you usually would.In the event that you are going to be late due to a train delay, please contact the store directly as soon as possible.You can find the store's phone number in the details of the job listing.

Example phone conversation

Good Afternoon
konnitiwa
This is the (name) who has an interview on (month)(day).
〇gatsu〇nichi ni arubaito no mensetsu wo onegaishiteiru 〇〇 desu
I missed the train. I will be about XX minutes late.
densha ni noriokuremashita 〇fun hodo chikoku shimasu
I got lost. I will be about XX minutes late.
michi ni mayoimasita 〇fun hodo chikoku shimasu
My class got out late. I will be about XX minutes late.
gakko ga osoku made arimashita 〇fun hodo chikoku shimasu
I am terrible sorry.
moushiwake gozaimasen
Thank you for your consideration.
yoroshiku onegai itashimasu
A. The store will be worried if you don't show up, so make sure to call the store to cancel your interview.

The store will be worried if you don't show up, so make sure to call the store to cancel your interview. The best times to call Restaurants: 14:00 - 17:00 Retail Stores: 14:00 - 16:00 For others or general companies, please check the reception hours.

Example phone conversation

Good Afternoon
konnitiwa
This is the (name) who has an interview today from (time).
kyo no 〇ji kara mensetsu wo onegai shiteiru 〇〇 desu
I'm sorry, but I would like to cancel my interview.
sumimasenga mensetsu wo cancel shitaidesu
I found another part time job.
hoka ni arubaito ga mitsu kari mashita
Thank you for your consideration.
yoroshiku onegai itashimasu

3:Frequently asked questions

A. Example response

・I want to work as a kitchen staff, because I like to cook

・I want to work as a bedmaker, because I like to clean

・I want to work with people since it will be a good opportunity to learn Japanese

A. Example response

・I had an opportunity to work at a Japanese-style pub

・I worked as a caregiver in my home country

A. Example response

・On weekdays, I can work from 5:00PM

・I will be able to work anytime on weekends

・I would like to work at least 4 times a week

STEP5 The first day

Your job has been decided!
Before you start working, first check out working etiquette and manners in Japan!

1:Prepare

①Date and time of work

Don't be late! Double check the date and time.

②Work location (where you will work)

Actual working situation and job details my differ.
Confirm the work location designated by the company.

③Clothes

Choose simple, clean, presentable clothes.

④What to bring

Along with items specified by the company, make sure to bring a pen, pencil and a notepad.

2:Advice on your first day at work

①Leave your home a little earlier!
②Greet your coworkers enthusiastically!
③When listening to instructions, take notes on your notepad!

Check Self-introduction Video

What is the Self-introduction Video?

In the Self-introduction Video, you can directly appeal to a company by sharing your persoanlity, hobbies, and motivation to work.Employers can also view these videos, so it's a great way to express yourself in ways that you can't do in just a profile.
"I can speak Japanese, but I'm still not hired for some reason."
"I want them to know more about me."
"Writing a resume is difficult."
If these apply to you, let's try appealing to employers through video. Even if you can't write well in Japanese, speaking skills can translate to being hired.

Comments from people who filmed a Self-introduction Video

I,S-san (Korea)
This was perfect for me because I have so little time♪

I am always so busy with school work that it took me awhile to look for a part time job. I filmed the Self-introduction Video during my school lunch break and was quickly able to apply to jobs! I'm now working hard at my translating job♪

R,N-san (The Philippines)
I was worried about my Japanese...

I wanted to show my true self in the video, so I tried talking about my hobbies! I wasn't confident in my Japanese yet, but I felt so satisfied when the company contacted me for a in-person interview!

FAQ about the Self-introduction Video

A. Name/Nationality/Age/Closest station/Skills/Hobbies

What you like about Japan/Why you came to Japan/etc. Talk about whatever you like!
You can retake the video, so you can relax while you're filming.

A. Yes you can.

If you stop at the middle, you will continue from where you left.
You can redo the video so relax while doing it.
Self-introduction videos can also be recorded from Profile Settings.

A. You can film with either a suit or your everyday clothes.

The workplace people will look at it so be aware the cleanness of your clothes, hair, makeup.

STEP1 Make an account

Register now and find the perfect job for you!You need to be registered with YOLO JAPAN to apply for a job

  • Enter your email address
  • Send the verification code
  • Receive the email and enter the verification code
  • Enter required information
  • Registration complete

2:Create a resume

Create a resume that shows off your strengths to companies.Resume creation is optional.※When entering your information, registration of your residence status is required. Please have your residence card ready when applying.

The following resume is a sample.

3:Use My Page

STEP2 Apply

We will teach you how to search for jobs, how to see jobs, and how to apply.Now you can find a job that suits your needs!

1. How to search for jobs

Select an area

Select your prefecture.If you live in Tokyo/Osaka you can select a more specific area.

Select your Japanese level

You can choose from a wide range from No Japanese ~ N1.

Search by keyword

Enter a keyword that relates to a job you are looking for in the Keyword Box to conduct your search.You can also select popular words that appear below the search bar.

2. How to view job details

①Salary/Working hours

Depending on the working hours the remuneration may change, please check to make sure.

②Work Location

Check out the detailed map, find the nearest station to find out the distance from your home to the work location.

③Japanese level

JLPT is not a requirement! You can apply if you have the Japanese level described in the job listing.

④Tag

If you press the blue tag (Ex: "Available to work on weekdays only," "A 5-minute walk from the station," etc.) you can display a list of jobs with that tag.

⑤〇 days until the expiry period of this job listing

Depending on the hiring situation of the company, the application period may close before the expiration of the job listing. Please apply as fast as you can.

3. Required information when applying

Basic Information

Basic information (name, nationality, date of birth)

Language Skill

Language ability (mother tongue, reading/writing level, etc.)

Status

※Japanese nationals do not need to register their ID

*Please note, you cannot apply by phone
*Within 2 weeks the company will contact you to inform you whether you have been hired or not

STEP3 Set up an interview

Instructions for "recieving an email from the company to setting up an interview"👍One look at this, and you''ll be successful! Let''s take a look together!

1:The company will send you 3 possible dates to hold the interview

You will be contacted by email with a notification function (Bellmark🔔)

2:Confirm the interview date

If you are able to attend one of the interview dates

Select the desired date and time

The interview date will be confirmed, and you will recieve a confirmation email.
If you are unable to attend all of the given interview dates

Suggest a possible date and time that is convenient for you.

The company will select their best date and time, and they will send you a confirmation email.

3:You will recieve a confirmation email before the interview date

The email will include the interview location/emergency contact details
On the interview date, if you are feeling unwell, or if you will be late, please make a call to the number provided in the email/SMS
*You can check the interview schedule on My Page*

STEP4 Interview

Attending an interview for your first time in Japan...Make sure you have what you need to bring, be mentally prepared, successfully convey who you are!

1:On the day of the interview! Japanese interview and etiquette check

Arrive 10 minutes early!

Japanese people are strict when it comes to time. Make sure you leave your home a little earlier when going to the interview location.

Your clothes should be clean and presentable!

Men
  • ★Skin care(Facial hair)

    As much as possible, be clean-shaven. Some jobs allow facial hair, please check the job details!

  • ★Shirts and jackets

    Plain, checked or striped shirts and jackets are the best.It would be better to have a collar.

  • ★Shoes

    Clean, presentable sneakers are OK!Avoid flashy patterns and sandals.

  • ★Hairstyle

    Make sure that your hair does not cover your eyes, and that your hair is not messy.Attend the interview with a presentable hairstyle.

  • ★Bag

    Choose a bag large enough to hold A4 sized documents.Don't forget to put pens, pencils and notepads in your bag.

  • ★Pants/Trousers

    Choose cotton pants or presentable jeans.Avoid damaged trousers or shorts.

Women
  • ★Makeup/Accessories

    Natural makeup is best!Avoid oversized accessories.

  • ★Skirt/Pants

    Choose skirts and pants that aren't too flashy.Make sure that your skirt is not too short.

  • ★Bag

    Choose a bag large enough to hold A4 sized documents.Don't forget to put pens, pencils and notepads in your bag.

  • ★Hairstyle

    Tie your hair back if you have long hair.Avoid bangs that cover your eyes.

  • ★Shirts/Blouses/Jackets

    Choose plain, checked or a lightly patterned shirt or jacket.Attend the interview wearing clean, presentable clothes.

  • ★Shoes

    Clean, presentable sneakers are OK!Choose leather shoes or pumps that are not too flashy.

The interview will be held in Japanese!

3: Check the "frequently asked questions", and practice for your interview in Japanese.

Bring pens and pencils!

You may take memos during the interview! If there is something you do not know, you can ask👍

2:How to make a phone call for an interview

A.In the event that you absolutely must change the time, please make sure to call the employer directly XX days before the scheduled interview date. You can find the store's phone number in the details of the job listing.

You can find the store's phone number in the details of the job listing.

The store will be worried if you don't show up, so make sure to call the store to cancel your interview. The best times to call Restaurants: 14:00 - 17:00 Retail Stores: 14:00 - 16:00 For others or general companies, please check the reception hours.

Example phone conversation

Good Afternoon
konnitiwa
This is the (name) who has an interview on (month)(day).
〇gatsu〇nichi ni arubaito no mensetsu wo onegaishiteiru 〇〇 desu
I'm sorry, but I would like to change the interview date.
sumimasenga mensetsu no hiduke wo henko sitaidesu
I'm sorry, but I would like to change the interview time.
sumimasenga mensetsu no jikan wo henko sitaidesu
Is it possible to change it to (day)?
〇nichi ni henko dekimasuka
Is it possible to change it to (time)?
〇nji ni henko dekimasuka
Thank you very much.
arigato gozaimasu
A. In Japan, punctuality is extremely important.

Let's make an effort to do things 10 minutes earlier than you usually would.In the event that you are going to be late due to a train delay, please contact the store directly as soon as possible.You can find the store's phone number in the details of the job listing.

Example phone conversation

Good Afternoon
konnitiwa
This is the (name) who has an interview on (month)(day).
〇gatsu〇nichi ni arubaito no mensetsu wo onegaishiteiru 〇〇 desu
I missed the train. I will be about XX minutes late.
densha ni noriokuremashita 〇fun hodo chikoku shimasu
I got lost. I will be about XX minutes late.
michi ni mayoimasita 〇fun hodo chikoku shimasu
My class got out late. I will be about XX minutes late.
gakko ga osoku made arimashita 〇fun hodo chikoku shimasu
I am terrible sorry.
moushiwake gozaimasen
Thank you for your consideration.
yoroshiku onegai itashimasu
A. The store will be worried if you don't show up, so make sure to call the store to cancel your interview.

You can find the store's phone number in the details of the job listing.

The store will be worried if you don't show up, so make sure to call the store to cancel your interview. The best times to call Restaurants: 14:00 - 17:00 Retail Stores: 14:00 - 16:00 For others or general companies, please check the reception hours.

Example phone conversation

Good Afternoon
konnitiwa
This is the (name) who has an interview today from (time).
kyo no 〇ji kara mensetsu wo onegai shiteiru 〇〇 desu
I'm sorry, but I would like to cancel my interview.
sumimasenga mensetsu wo cancel shitaidesu
I found another part time job.
hoka ni arubaito ga mitsu kari mashita
Thank you for your consideration.
yoroshiku onegai itashimasu

3:Frequently asked questions

A. Example response

・I want to work as a kitchen staff, because I like to cook

・I want to work as a bedmaker, because I like to clean

・I want to work with people since it will be a good opportunity to learn Japanese

A. Example response

・I had an opportunity to work at a Japanese-style pub

・I worked as a caregiver in my home country

A. Example response

・On weekdays, I can work from 5:00PM

・I will be able to work anytime on weekends

・I would like to work at least 4 times a week

STEP5 The first day

Your job has been decided!Before you start working, first check out working etiquette and manners in Japan!

1:Prepare

①Date and time of work

Don't be late! Double check the date and time.

②Work location (where you will work)

Actual working situation and job details my differ.
Confirm the work location designated by the company.

③Clothes

Choose simple, clean, presentable clothes.

④What to bring

Along with items specified by the company, make sure to bring a pen, pencil and a notepad.

2:Advice on your first day at work

①Leave your home a little earlier!
②Greet your coworkers enthusiastically!
③When listening to instructions, take notes on your notepad!

Check Self-introduction Video

What is the Self-introduction Video?

In the Self-introduction Video, you can directly appeal to a company by sharing your persoanlity, hobbies, and motivation to work.Employers can also view these videos, so it's a great way to express yourself in ways that you can't do in just a profile.
"I can speak Japanese, but I'm still not hired for some reason."
"I want them to know more about me."
"Writing a resume is difficult."
If these apply to you, let's try appealing to employers through video. Even if you can't write well in Japanese, speaking skills can translate to being hired.

Comments from people who filmed a Self-introduction Video

I,S-san (Korea)
This was perfect for me because I have so little time♪

I am always so busy with school work that it took me awhile to look for a part time job. I filmed the Self-introduction Video during my school lunch break and was quickly able to apply to jobs! I'm now working hard at my translating job♪

R,N-san (The Philippines)
I was worried about my Japanese...

I wanted to show my true self in the video, so I tried talking about my hobbies! I wasn't confident in my Japanese yet, but I felt so satisfied when the company contacted me for a in-person interview!

FAQ about the Self-introduction Video

A. Name/Nationality/Age/Closest station/Skills/Hobbies

What you like about Japan/Why you came to Japan/etc. Talk about whatever you like!
You can retake the video, so you can relax while you're filming.

A. Yes you can.

If you stop at the middle, you will continue from where you left.
You can redo the video so relax while doing it.
Self-introduction videos can also be recorded from Profile Settings.

A. You can film with either a suit or your everyday clothes.

The workplace people will look at it so be aware the cleanness of your clothes, hair, makeup.

5 easy minutes!
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