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Job Hunting Handbook

The Job-Hunting Handbook provides you with useful and necessary information for job-hunting in Japan. You are able to read it by the following ways:

-Receiving a booklet from Waseda University Career Center.
-Watching via Waseda Moodle (Choose the course entitled “キャリアセンター提供セミナー”→”For international students 外国人留学生向けコンテンツ”→”Guidebooks”).
-Clicking the following contents list available in PDF format.

Job-Hunting Handbook for international students

【Contents List】

1. Career Center Services

1-1 Job Hunting Flowchart for Waseda Students
1-2 Individual Consultation
1-3 Events
1-4 E Newsletter for International Students
1-5 Register Your Post Graduation Plans

2. Before You Begin Job Hunting

2-1 Why Japanese Corporations Employ International Students
2-2 Characteristics of Job Hunting in Japan

2-3 Career Advancement in Japanese Companies
2-4 The Importance of Japanese Language Skill
2-5 Visa Matters
2-6 Organizations and Agencies Supporting Job Hunting

3. Job Hunting Schedule

3-1 Basic Job Hunting Schedule
3-2 Job Hunting Schedule for September Enrolled Students

4. Work To Be Done

4-1 Self Analysis & Understanding
4-2 Broadening Your Company and Industry Knowledge
4-3 Methods to Research Industries, Corporations & Types of Businesses
4-4 Alumni Visits
4-5 Recruitment Resources on MyWaseda
4-6 Japanese Rirekisyo and Entry Sheet
4-7 English Cover Letters and Resumes
4-8 Business Manners
4-9 Interview Preparations
4-10 Sample of E mail Communicating with Company
4-11 Written Test ・ Online Test ・ Test Center

5. Determining Your Career Choice

5-1 After Receiving a Job Offer
5-2 Be Sincere When Turning Down an Offer

5-3 Career Path Determination Report
5-4 Transcripts & Certificate of Expected Graduation
5-5 Certificate of Medical Examination
5-6 Advising New Job Seekers

6. Internships

6-1 Internship Programs for Waseda Students
6-2 Credit Transfer

7. Data & Information

7-1 Career Path after Graduation of International Students 2019 78
7-2 My Job Hunting Experience in Japan
7-3 Caution

8. Appendix

8-1 Use of Polite Japanese
8-2 Job Hunting FAQ


We are offering to the data of International Students Career Path here. Please kindly refer them as necessary.

【Open Hours】The open hours are changed due to the COVID-19 impact. See here for the current open hours.
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【Contact Information】
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 e-mail : career#list.waseda.jp
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