I want to work and live in Japan, and I already know I cannot go via JET Programme...

I want to work and live in Japan, and I already know I cannot go via JET Programme... because i am mexican and I only speak spanish and english

I have a perfect TOEFL (english certification) score, and a PhD in Sociology... Where can I check the lists of available jobs for people with my profile?

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  1. 9 months ago
    Anonymous

    Pass the N1 and you can get in on a highly skilled worker visa

    • 9 months ago
      Anonymous

      This is true
      It doesn't change the salaries though, they offered me 7M jpy for a senior engineer position, I laughed in their face and stayed in my home country.

  2. 9 months ago
    Anonymous

    Try and get a student visa, uni is pretty affordable and there will be more resources/time for job hunting available compared to English teaching

    • 9 months ago
      Anonymous

      Nip here. You kinda fricked up with your choice in PHD here, I don't know what you could really do with sociology. Your first step would be to get atleast an N2 and some actual marketable skill.
      Do you have any work experience?

      This is also a good but expensive choice. Do your master here then find a job while you're in uni.

      • 9 months ago
        OP

        >Do you have any work experience?
        Only english&spanish call center jobs. Both customer service and sales. I performed really well in both, specially sales.

        >Do your master here then find a job while you're in uni
        I already have a Masters in Education. Does that count for anything?

        • 9 months ago
          Anonymous

          To be honest without being a native speaker from a native speaking country if they hire you at all they will pay you third world country salary. That's why most people don't settle for it anymore, it's an adventure in your 20s but not a career, only desperate people accept the abysmal pay.

          I am from a native english country and speak natively but at my young age studying abroad without a degree I could not get hired either, I didn't even apply and I found work freelancing while studying. Then I took a break from school and while already in the country said I was studying or had a degree already and was not questioned, and I got freelance work without being tied to a contract. 500 a week for 8 hours, it's really good. Then I found my own jobs and made more.

          I guess I am saying you have to find your own non traditional way because the world is not easy

          • 9 months ago
            Anonymous

            >if they hire you at all they will pay you third world country salary
            That's okay. As long as it is enough to pay for rent, food and transportation in Japan, preferably in Tokyo, I don't mind any of the downsides, including the seemingly small pay... Japan is a first-world country, and pretty much every single one of its cities is safer, cleaner and more efficient than 90% of Latin American cities... I already am very poor and unhappy and miserable in my home country, so getting to experience life in a country way higher than mine in every Human Development Index ranking sounds like a blessing to me.

      • 9 months ago
        Anonymous

        Would you consider graphic design (BA and 6 years experience) something to build on? I'm in a similar boat to OP

        Given the Japanese work culture and how miserable people are... why would you want to live and work in Japan doing an office job?

        Unless you're working for yourself or happen to work for a company that's very unique and has a good work/life balance, I can't really see the attraction.

        I used to do a lot of work with Sony and whilst I get that it has a very corporate culture, the foreigners that worked for them in Japan would rarely socialise with their Japanese colleagues outside of work and were isolated, despite being fluent in Japanese and some having lived there for many years.

        I enjoy visiting Japan, but I don't really see the attraction of living there. But maybe someone already working and living there can shed some light on what it's really like?

        I can't speak for him, but I've fetishized Japan to a point where I no longer care. Get me that sweet karoshi, let me sleep on the chairs, pee on me while I lay drunk in the gutter, this is just like my doujins anyway

      • 9 months ago
        Anonymous

        Quantitative-focused Sociology PhDs are highly employable as long as they know statistics and can program, typically Python or R.

        • 9 months ago
          Anonymous

          >Quantitative-focused Sociology PhDs are highly employable
          Yeah right... Where?

          • 9 months ago
            Anonymous

            They work as data scientists, statisticians, programmers, research scientists, etc.

            Source: Literally me even though my PhD is in a different social science field. You're way too focused on just the name of the degree and unable to realize that the skillsets that people pick up in PhD programs varies widely, and sociology PhDs that learned advance statistics or how to program are highly sought after. My university had an applied masters degree in statistics that PhD students could do along the way to earning their PhD, and there were plenty of sociology students that completed that program like I did.

            • 9 months ago
              Anonymous

              >data scientists, statisticians, programmers, research scientist
              Every sociologist I've ever met was a hairy, messy and smelly hippie who didn't know anything about anything that wasn't
              >"le capitalism bad!"
              >"Karl Marx's theory on class conflict essentially says that... le capitalism bad, let's abolish private property!"
              None of them has a job in data sciences, programming or any of the 4 professions you mentioned above, by the way

              Same goes for most philosophy students and graduates I've met. Some are really interesting, well-read and articulated speakers, I'll socialsciencesgays that.

              • 9 months ago
                Anonymous

                Sounds like you haven't any sociologists at all, maybe some first year sociology undergrads. What a rediculous and stupid statement.

              • 9 months ago
                Anonymous

                Triggered marxist detected!

              • 9 months ago
                Anonymous

                You're obviously a kid that doesn't know shit about shit. Take a look at the backgrounds of a bunch of computational social scientists in both government and industry. Fellowships like this also exist that social science PhDs partake in to transition from academia to industry: https://insightfellows.com/data-science

            • 9 months ago
              OP

              >They work as data scientists, statisticians, programmers, research scientists, etc.
              That sounds like a great idea, anon! I did learn a lot about statistical interpretation in college. I will start searching for jobs related to stats in Japan immediately. Thank you for your insights!

              • 9 months ago
                Anonymous

                If you have success please follow up here. I have CS background but I like ML/stats monkey work a little bit more than generic code monkey work. Would not mind at all if I had some dual data engineer/ML/stats role

      • 9 months ago
        Anonymous

        My undergrad at 横国 was under $2.5k/year, and the Japanese government is extra thirsty for people to get in their universities. When I was leaving, you could even skip the entrance exam with just an English essay lol. Just get an east masters and job hunt while doing it

        • 9 months ago
          Anonymous

          How much time out of your day did that eat up? Sounds like language school is a lot more expensive, but it's only like 4 hours a day I think.

  3. 9 months ago
    Anonymous

    Use your latin charm to seduce a Japanese woman, marry her and move to Japan

  4. 9 months ago
    Anonymous

    Sorry but I gotta just clear the air here….can non-white people just stay out of asia? You’re not compatible with Asians or their society or their beauty standards. They like pale skin and calm quiet serenity.

    These threads make my lip curl in contempt. Stay out please.

    • 9 months ago
      Anonymous

      My skin is probably whiter than yours, Cletus-Chang Rodriguez-Mbungu

      • 9 months ago
        Anonymous

        It’s not about just your skin color, but your loud need to talk

    • 9 months ago
      Anonymous

      White people can stay out too, rat.

    • 9 months ago
      Anonymous

      >can non-white
      might as well change that to non-yellow like you can stay out of asia

    • 9 months ago
      Anonymous

      this but unironically. Paco Taco should stay put and keep making delicious tacos

  5. 9 months ago
    Anonymous

    lol, like half the English teachers in Japan now are Flips who speak call center English

  6. 9 months ago
    Anonymous

    >living/working in japan
    >scouted by some headhunting company for a job i'm actually interested in
    >apply, have an interview or two but don't end up getting the position
    >recruiter says he'll have some more positions for me
    >completely drops off the face of the planet and never contacts me again
    is this normal?

    • 9 months ago
      Anonymous

      Yes. They can cut you off if they don't think you have any potential. Just move on to a different recruiting company.

      • 9 months ago
        Anonymous

        any particular companies you recommend or is this just like a general recruiting thing?

        • 9 months ago
          Anonymous

          It's a general recruiting thing. As for recommendation, it depends on what field you're working in since each recruiting company will have different connections/clients.

    • 9 months ago
      Anonymous

      You're monolingual, aren't you? Or you speak Japanese but your experience is still very junior. The way the job market here works is, promising employees basically get snatched up immediately because there are literally more openings than applicants.

      • 9 months ago
        Anonymous

        I've got N2 (which certainly doesn't go far these days). I'm probably just a poor interviewer.

  7. 9 months ago
    Anonymous

    Given the Japanese work culture and how miserable people are... why would you want to live and work in Japan doing an office job?

    Unless you're working for yourself or happen to work for a company that's very unique and has a good work/life balance, I can't really see the attraction.

    I used to do a lot of work with Sony and whilst I get that it has a very corporate culture, the foreigners that worked for them in Japan would rarely socialise with their Japanese colleagues outside of work and were isolated, despite being fluent in Japanese and some having lived there for many years.

    I enjoy visiting Japan, but I don't really see the attraction of living there. But maybe someone already working and living there can shed some light on what it's really like?

  8. 9 months ago
    Anonymous

    Would you really be so desperate as to subject yourself to teaching tho? You’ll end up hating it. Better off not going and just day dreaming about the place versus having an experience that ruins it all for you

  9. 9 months ago
    Anonymous

    >PhD in Sociology
    I just spent less than ten minutes Googling and saw openings for sociology faculty at both Sophia U (posh Christian private university, teaches many courses in English) and Meiji University. The Meiji position description is all in Japanese, but Sophia appears to be open to foreign profs. Maybe you could set the bar slightly higher than teaching English, since you already bothered to get a doctorate?

  10. 9 months ago
    Anonymous

    Since it seems a bit mad to me to have a PhD and be willing to do anything but teach or do research, I would say the job boards at the various Japanese universities.

    • 9 months ago
      Anonymous

      This. Only based post itt. good luck OP! Good luck everybody! Banzai!

  11. 9 months ago
    Anonymous

    Frick you, Black person

  12. 9 months ago
    Anonymous

    Man, I wish all of the koreacels could get over the WW2 associations and japan could use the rising sun flag as their main

    Its such a kino design, I dont care if they used every chinkette in asia as a pleasure slave, I want it back

  13. 9 months ago
    Anonymous

    Paco Paco Paco
    Fetch me sum tacuitos
    Forget bout Nihon to
    You will never make it

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