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Column / 2023.07.25

【User's Feedback】I found a job at YOLO JAPAN!②

YOLO JAPAN is a job site for foreigners in Japan. You can select an area and work style to find a job that suits you.
In this time, we introduce an interview with user C, who found a job at YOLO JAPAN!


・What brought you to Japan?
I wanted to experience Japanese culture because of Japanese anime.
I started watching anime when I was 3 or 4 years old, and I felt that everything in Japan that appeared in anime was different from Spain and beautiful.

・What is your current job?
I am a hall staff at a restaurant chain in Tokyo.

・How many jobs did you apply for?
I applied for 4,5 jobs. I was interviewed at 3 restaurants.

・Under what conditions did you look for a job?
To learn Japanese, I looked for a job in a restaurant.
I was looking for a job that paid at least 1,200 yen per hour and near my school.
I also chose a place where I could get transportation because it is far from my house.

・What was important to you in choosing a job?
I was looking for a company that was open to hiring foreign staff.
I have seen jobs where international students are allowed, but bright hair color is not allowed.
My hair is naturally light colored, so I looked for a place where I could work with this hair.

・What was the most difficult part of looking for a job or applying for a job?
The difficult part was that all the interviews were in Japanese.
The documents I was given at the interview were all written in kanji, which was difficult for me.
I translated on my cell phone to complete it.English documents would be easier for many foreigners to understand.

・How many days a week do you work?
I work 3-4 days a week, after school or on weekends. 
When I have time, I work 4 days a week. When there is a test, I work less to study.

・Are there any other foreign staff?
Yes, there are many.
The previous manager was Taiwanese, so we have about 20 Chinese and Taiwanese staff.
The current manager is Japanese, so we have many Japanese staff, but we also have Indonesian, Israeli, Mexican, and me, Spanish.

・Have there been any challenges in your work?
There were times when an older Japanese guest would get angry with the staff in a loud voice.
I was once yelled at in difficult Japanese, but other staff members helped me.

・What do you like about your current job?
I like the staff I work with, they are very kind.
The manager is kind and talks to me a lot.
When I talk with the Japanese staff, they tell me when my Japanese is wrong.
It is a very enjoyable and safe place to work.

・Message to foreigners who are trying to work in Japan!
You don't need to know much Japanese!
I can support tourists who do not speak Japanese or staff who are not confident in their English.
My friends at school speak English during break time, so I cannot practice my Japanese.
However, when I go to work, I get to hear Japanese every day, which makes it fun to learn a lot of Japanese.

User C works part-time and seems to be learning a lot of Japanese, even though it is sometimes hard work. It is also a relief to know that there are Japanese who can teach Japanese and other non-Japanese staff!


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