The most important thing after having good command over Japanese language to get a job in Japan is having a valid visa already with you and even better if you are currently staying in Japan. There is large information about Job interviews in Japan and the first basic step that you can get your interview placed is through an agent or the trusted sites that mostly work for free and you are good to go. Now the main thing here to remember is that Japanese Job interview has an equal importance of your business mannerisms as your qualifications.
This may sound obvious to many of us, but you must wear an appropriate business suit or formal dress with your hair being tidy cut and you are cleanly shaven. You don’t get a second chance to give your first impression.
Correct behavior begins before you even enter the interview room. Here is the full play-by-play of how to behave when first arriving for your interview in Japan:
1. Knock on the door three times and say:
2. Wait. Do not enter the room until you hear the interviewer say: Douzo
3. Enter the room, close the door, face the interview panel and say shitsurei shimas again. Bow.
4. Walk to your chair, stand beside it and say:
“__(Your Name)____to moushimas. Douzo yoroshiku onegai shimas”
“My name is_____, it is a pleasure to meet you,”
5. Bow again.
6. The interviewer will then indicate you to sit down.
7. The way you sit is important: you should be sitting up straight and not leaning back, your legs should be together and your hands should be flat on your legs.
The first question you will mostly get is some version of “Jiko shokai” means self-introduction.
The best way to introduce yourself is to be short covering your latest activities, whether work history or university courses, and a little about yourself, such as hobbies and passions. Don’t go into too much detail. Keep in mind that this, along with anything else you say during a Japanese interview, should at least be in the polite form.