Job hunting in your home country might be troublesome sometimes. It is even more so if it is a foreign country. But DON'T WORRY! In this article we will explain and give you tips on how to do job hunting; as well as some helpful tips to live in Japan. Be a Jimoto-min aka jimomin, a local with us!
After nearly a year of job hunting while being a student, you have finally got accepted to a company. But now what to do? What are the legal processes to be taken? Do not worry, we will guide you through it step by step.
When you get accepted, the company will send an informal officer notice, often known as the 「内定通知」.There are few things to check before accepting the offer. Firstly, check the job description of the position that has been offered, as this might sometimes affect your VISA status. Alongside the job description, the document will also have details such as monthly salary, bonuses (if applicable), working hours, pensions, holidays, etc. If all the criteria suits your preferences then we move to the next step.
Change your VISA status
After you receive a job offer and accept it, you need to change your VISA from a student one to a working one. With a student VISA, you might be not allowed to work or have terms and conditions to work. It takes around one to three months for the process after applying for it. It is better to do it as soon as possible so you can start your first day at work with no stress.
Depending on the job description, the VISA status might change. Majority of the status type is the “Engineer/Specialist in Humanities/International Service” status; particularly for those who graduated from a Japanese university.
There are four main points which concern the screening process when changing the status of residence:
- The academic background of the applicants (major, contents of research, etc.)
- Skills and knowledge the applicant has which is linked to the job description
- Acceptable treatment of the applicant (such as salary)
- The company’s (which accepted the applicant) size and the business result; to check if the company has the capacity to provide the applicant to perform its duties.
Job offer to joining the company
Depending on the company, the joining date differs. If you are going to graduate in Spring then your joining date is likely to be in the beginning of April. Similarly, if you are scheduled to graduate in Autumn, then the joining date would be in September. Regardless of the time period, many companies have social gatherings and/or training for the new employees, so make sure to check the schedule.
It is also important to remember that different companies have different procedures when it comes to accepting a job offer, therefore, it is recommended to check the company’s acceptance flow.
How can we help you!
Changing your VISA status when joining a company can be difficult and a lengthy process. After accepting the job, it is important to remember to apply for VISA as soon as possible. If there are any questions or you are not sure what to do after receiving a job offer, jimomin.work can help you!
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