11 Apr Want to work in Japan? You’ll need to get your Japanese resume ready for applications. Check out our guide to writing a Rirekisho. A rirekisho (履歴書) is a document used to apply for a job in Japan. While most dictionaries would translate it as “resume”, Japanese employers have become. Japanese Resume (Rirekisho) Forms. Posted by LP. In Japan, there is a standard format for resumes/CVs. It’s called a 履歴書 (rirekisho), and employers outside.

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The Japanese resume – Guide to Writing a Rirekisho

June 21, at Section 2 — School and work history If you plan to send out a lot of resumes, you can type up the information on your computer before you print it out. If you refuse to rewrite your resume by hand, it means you are not eligible to work in Japan, you will even be blamed for coming to Japan by Japanese people not only recuiters, because it is a culture of Japan and you do not respect it all.

Each school that you attended should be written in chronological order with the dates of entry and graduation. When you buy a form at a convenience store, it will usually be an A3-size sheet of paper so the whole resume can be contained on one side of one sheet. The official name of the company should be used instead of how it is known commercially, including suffixes such as kabushiki gaisha stock company. Be sure to write all your qualifications with their official names.

They shouldn’t cost more than 10 or 20 yen per sheet. There will be a few kanji to choose from in the section which represent the emperors eras. After you have choses your favorite photo, it takes only less than a minute to print. I just thought it would look so empty if only listed school information…. You could submit a Japanese translation of your original CV, but there is also a Japanese resume format that has been used here for many years.


As feeble as these explanations are, the fact remains that the photo is a necessity, and there are some rules to follow:. A few points of note: This site uses cookies.

This usually helps determine whether the applicant will fit well within the company or not. In addition, wear a suit in the photo to keep it professional and ensure that make-up is kept conservative if you are a woman. Could you give me some advise about filling my rirekisho?

Use an email address you check frequently and can access from any PC. I also opted to add my photo to the resume file so it would print out as part of the resume. In you live overseas, fill it in in romaji and write it once more in Japanese script in the furigana section. The date of birth can be confusing because it uses the traditional Japanese imperial method of giving age.

Remember to fill in the furigana. But this kinda kicked my idea of working in a japanese company. Last but not least, describe how you want to use your abilities rireiksho and for the company.

However, since most people don’t stock A3 printer paper at rire,isho, we’ve included files here in which the form is split in half across two A4-size sheets. Not a thing anymore in many countries, but still standard in Japan: In this case, write a short explanation sentence.

More precisely, imagine your passport picture and add a suit. Click here for Franchir’s recruitment information! Work The Pros and Cons of Private English Lessons Teaching private English lessons is a good way to supplement your regular income but there are some pros and cons to going freelance. Rirekusho, submitting your application in Japanese will give you a better chance of being noticed.

See this site for some examples: Her age is in parentheses. Double check that the stamp is visible completely. Just that I had trouble rirekksho kanji reading still not an expert the furigana reading of the kanji would of been a plus to your already super post xD.

Current phone number Self-explanatory. The photo should be glued to the top right corner 4 of the resume. Hi Tony, According to the internets, you would list study abroad as a separate explanation after the rirekisyo, i. Say a prayer for my rirekisho. The employment history section of a rirekisho also typically states the reasons for leaving a previous position.


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The template offered here is your average, honest-to-goodness rirekisho. Here you can indicate what you actually can do and are capable of. I think only at the really traditional Japanese companies you have to do that.

Japanese rirekisho still ask for gender across the board.

Know your rirekisho Posted on July 22, by jturningpin. Here are a few MS Word documents to help you write one of your own:. The final thing to note about the overall writing style of a rirekishois that dates should always be written using nengothe system of writing the year by era such as HeiseiShowa.

The Japanese resume — Guide rorekisho Writing a Rirekisho.

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Actually I have all the japanese information stored in a document and just need to copy paste it here if need be. Ohh almost forgot the rirekjsho too are going to blame you to shame The date in Heisei Dates on the rirekisho are rendered solely in the Japanese calendar system, wherein years are according to the reign of the emperor.

If you are still working but the day you leave your current company is decided, then enter it as: When sending a rirekisho by e-mail, while it is possible to handwrite a form, scan it and then send it in, using a word processor should be perfectly fine.

Have hope and send that printed resume out. Current address Jessica is applying from overseas, so this field lists the katakana rendering of her rorekisho address, which is in English below.