【Working in Japan】How to write a resume (part-time job)
Each country has a different way to write a resume, but have you ever seen a Japanese resume? Japanese resume has a fixed format and can be downloaded online or purchased at convenience stores and 100-yen shops.
This time, we will explain how to write a Japanese resume.
・When writing by hand, use a black ballpoint pen. Please don't use erasable pen.
・When writing by hand, if you make a mistake, please rewrite it from the beginning. Do not use masking tape/pen.
・When writing by hand, please don't use photocopy machine.
・If you have nothing to write, write 「なし」“none”.
1) How to write the date on resume
・Write in Western calendar (YYYY/MM/DD).
2) 氏名（しめい）- Name
・Write your name in this order, 姓 (family name) and 名 (first name).
・Furigana: How to read. Above your name, write again your name in hiragana or katakana.
3) 生年月日（せいねんがっぴ）- Date of Birth
・Write in Western calendar.
4) 住所（じゅうしょ）- Address
・Write your current address.
・Write in this order, prefecture → municipality → address (→ apartment name and room number).
5) 学歴（がくれき）- Educational background / 職歴（しょくれき）- Work history
・Write your educational background and work history separately.
・Educational background : Write the name of the school or university, the month you entered, and the month you graduated.
・Work history : Write the name of the company you have worked for, the month you started, and the month you quit.
・Write the licenses and qualifications you have and the month you acquired them.
Example) Driver's license, JLPT, TOEIC, TOEFL, IELTS, TOPIK, etc.
7）志望の動機（しぼう の どうき）- Reason for application
・Write down the reason why you want to work part-time. You can write what you want to learn and what kind of experience you want to have at your part-time job.
8）扶養家族数（ふよう かぞくすう）- Number of dependents
・Write down the number of family members that you support financially.
※Wife or husband is not included.
・Spouse : Your wife or husband. Circle 「有」"Yes" if you have a spouse, and circle 「無」“No” if you do not.
10）希望職種（きぼう しょくしゅ）- Desired job
・Write down what kind of job and position you are interested in
Example) If it's a restaurant job
「キッチンスタッフ」"Kitchen staff"「接客」"Customer service"
You can also write,
「キッチン、ホールどちらでも大丈夫です。」"Kitchen or hall staff are okay"
11）本人希望記入欄（ほんにん きぼう きにゅうらん）- Personal preference entry field
・Write what you want to explain, such as educations and days of the week you want to work.
Q : What kind of pen do you use when writing your resume in Japan?
② Black Ballpoint Pen
③ Blue Ballpoint Pen
The answer is？★
② Black Ballpoint Pen
Please use a black ballpoint pen, as it may disappear if you write with a pencil.
If you don't feel confident to write with a ballpoint pen from the beginning, you can use a pencil to make a draft.