There are many reasons for an extended stay in Japan. For example: getting to know the country, its people, its culture or learn japanese. No matter if it is for a language course or studies at a university, for an internship or a permanent position: the chances to get a promotional program are quite good. So it is worth starting early with the preparations – about a year before the actual leaving. This is because:
Japan has flocks of foreigners going there each year either for tourism or to start a new life. As is usually the case with non English-speaking countries, your best chance for getting a job will be to teach English. Also, many foreign companies have offices in Japan (Tokyo, Osaka, etc.), so, with some slick networking, you might be able to convince your employer to get relocated to Japan. Also, if you manage to get a job in Japan, I will be very jealous of you because I like sushi.
When you have successfully mastered cover letters, resumes, and job applications and are receiving requests for interviews, it's time to understand how to succeed in the job interview so that you are ever closer to your goal of obtaining one or more job offers.
Even the smartest and most qualified job seekers need to prepare for job interviews. Why, you ask? Interviewing is a learned skill, and there are no second chances to make a great first impression. So study these 10 strategies to enhance your interview skills.
The market has changed drastically for skilled and unskilled laborers. There is a growing demand for skills, particularly specialized skills. As a result, the United States has seen a greater demand for education. Unskilled labor, when measured by educational attainment, refers to jobs that require a high school diploma only, or could even be filled by a high school dropout. Skilled labor requires additional skills or education. While the demand for unskilled labor has decreased, the labor pool has also significantly decreased. Unskilled laborers are dropping out of the job market or increasing their skill level.
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Landing a job requires a lot more than just the right degree, experience or series of technical skills. "Soft" skills, otherwise known as emotional intelligence, may make a difference between an employee who can do the job and one who does it well. Soft skills include: leadership, written and verbal communication, problem solving, motivation, interpersonal skills and creativity. They aren't usually skills we learn in school (although some business schools now have programs to try to help their students improve in these areas).
The prospect of choosing between multiple job offers may seem unlikely these days, given all the talk of joblessness and the real unemployment rate of 15.1% (counting people who have given up looking for work, and those working part-time who wish they had full-time jobs). But career coaches say they are seeing the job market pick up, at least for some workers. “Things are turning around,” says Kate Wendleton, founder and president of national job coaching organization The Five O’Clock Club. Given the slightly improved U.S economy, some workers who have been unhappy in their jobs for a long time, are making moves. “That opens up a chair,” says Wendleton.
Vietnam has a large base of labour force, with roughly 1 million new youths entering the labor market every year. The Vietnamese labors are highly valued for their easiness to adopt and apply new technology, resilience and diligence. However, many business firms in Vietnam, both domestic and international workforce, find that Vietnamese workforce is more advantageous in terms of number and cost, but the quality of labor is not as good and high skilled as other countries in the world. Therefore, a considerable number of labours in Vietnam now are only doing low skilled jobs such as constructionists, tailors and other blue collar workers.
Not that long ago, an idea began to circulate that the U.S. economy was going to run out of workers. Consulting firms began pushing the idea, citing each others reports as evidence. Reporters wrote about it. And a great many people in the private sector and the government swallowed the concept whole. By the mid-2000s, many big employers and even some government agencies were preparing for the Great Labor Shortage to set in by 2010.