Updated: Dec 16, 2019
Author: Nadira Annisa
Published date: 27th November 2019
How do you make your Japanese resume stand out when there's a standard format for everybody? Read tips on how to impress with your resume and be one step closer to your dream job in Japan.
Writing a resume is not an easy task. It takes a lot of time and energy, and the format is also quite different in Japanese, so to help you through the process, you can check out our article “Tips to Write a Japanese Resume” to serve as a guide.
So now that you know how to write a Japanese resume, here are 5 things you should include to improve and create a stronger resume that could make a bigger impact to the companies reading them.
We interviewed two senpais to tell us about their experience with the rirekisho (Japanese resume) and tips for students on what they should write. The two of them have graduated and are now working in Japan: Ilham Haidar, an Indonesian currently working in Fukuoka, and Sidney Adhika Halim, who will start working soon in Osaka.
When first asked about writing the rirekisho, both Ilham and Sidney mentions the same point: be consistent in the content that we write for each question in the rirekisho. Ilham mentioned, “We need to be able to explain what the goals are and what we want consistently."
Sidney also added, “When writing a CV, try to create 1 theme that connects all the answers you have written. So that they are related to each other — not just as separate answers — but as one story you are trying to tell. Remember to be precise and effective when writing, because usually the boxes are small and could only fit 300 Japanese characters for the shibodouki (reasons for applying) and maximum of 450 words for the gakusei jidai (student activities) section."