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Introducing jobs for foreigners in Yokohama! You can work even if your Japanese is not good.

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Yokohama has long been a port town where ships from abroad arrive. Because of the influx of cultures from abroad, Yokohama is very popular as a wonderful town with an exotic atmosphere.

Yamashita Park, Yokohama Chinatown, Yamate, Motomachi, Isesagicho, and the Minato Mirai district are truly filled with various attractions, making it a very popular place for foreigners to live.

We will now introduce some recommended jobs available for foreigners living in Yokohama and how to find them.

Certificates required for foreigners to work in Japan

If you enter Japan from overseas to work for a specific company, the company will support you and there will be no problem, but if you are going to move to Yokohama from overseas or other prefectures or study abroad, your stay will be for a limited time and you will need to obtain your own status of residence or look for work.

If you want to work in Japan, you need not only a visa but also a status of residence, unless you have a permanent residence visa. Without this status of residence, you will be punished for illegal labor.

It should also be noted that work beyond the scope of what is allowed even with a status of residence, or work after the period of stay has expired, is also prohibited.

Reference: Immigration and Residence Management Agency, Application for Certificate of Eligibilityhttps://www.moj.go.jp/isa/applications/procedures/16-1.html

Otherwise, international students may work within the scope of "not more than 28 hours per week, excluding engaging in the entertainment business, etc.".

How to find a job in Yokohama for a foreigner

Job Search & Apply

If there are no work eligibility issues, the next step is to search for jobs. Here are a few sites where you can search for jobs.

Please include yokohama and kanagawa in your search and enter the keywords for the type of job you are looking for.

In addition, you can also search for jobs on the Internet by entering the job title in the "◯◯" section of "Yokohama Foreigner 0" to find jobs on various job sites, so please give it a try.

  1. Japan Working Holiday Association job Board Reference:https://www.job-board.info/
  1. Gaijin Pot Jobs Reference:https://jobs.gaijinpot.com/index/index/lang/en
  1. Indeed Reference:https://jp.indeed.com/jobs?q=job&l=Yokohama

Interview Preparation

Once you have applied for a job, prepare for an interview. Prepare all the necessary documents and write a resume and, if necessary, a curriculum vitae. Although it depends on the regulations of the company you are applying to, it is a good idea to remember how to write a resume in Japan.

Please refer to this page for a resume template.

Reference: Riku Navi Next Resume/CV Templatehttps://next.rikunabi.com/tenshokuknowhow/archives/8552/

From Interview to Hiring

During the interview, be sure to ask about working hours, salary, transportation, holidays, etc. For example, international students are required to work up to 28 hours per week. Be careful not to get into trouble after you are hired.

Jobs in Yokohama for foreigners who do not speak Japanese

Although language proficiency is the biggest obstacle for foreigners working in Japan, there are jobs that can be done even by Japanese beginners or those who do not speak Japanese.

It is possible to start with those jobs and gradually learn Japanese and step up. Why not start with something you can do?

Teaching English

English education is still needed in Japan, and English conversation school teachers are in high demand. It is said that teaching a foreign language in the language of the country where it is spoken is the quickest way to improve it, and not being able to speak Japanese can be an advantage. It is also possible to work as an English teacher at an international school, although hiring criteria vary.

There are many English conversation schools and international schools in Yokohama, and jobs are as plentiful as in Tokyo, making it relatively easy to find a job.

Although simple Japanese language skills will be required, this is a job that can be done relatively without Japanese language skills.

Factory Work

Working in a factory is a job that you can continue to do once you learn the tasks you are in charge of, and then you can get used to it. If the workplace has many foreign workers, it will be easier to work there. Since you are not directly dealing with customers as in the customer service industry, you can learn as you go along, checking each task one by one, so this is a job that even those who are not confident in their Japanese language skills can take on.

There are also quite a few factory jobs in Yokohama (Kanagawa Prefecture), such as in the manufacturing industry, that are open to foreigners, so please try using the search method we have just described.

Hotel room cleaning work

Hotel guest room cleaning jobs are another type of job that often employs foreign nationals. Yokohama, in particular, is a city in high demand as both a tourist destination and a place for business, so there are many hotel employment opportunities.

As with factories, there are many foreigners in the workplace, so it is relatively easy to learn the work and communicate with them.

However, the level of room cleaning in Japanese hotels is quite high, so there are quite detailed rules. Manners are also strictly checked as you may pass by customers, so you need to work in accordance with Japanese culture, and it is a good chance to learn Japanese-style hospitality and manners.

Cafes and bars with many foreign customers

Yokohama is a large city, and because it is a port town, it is also a town where many foreigners gather. It is said that there are many cafes, bars, and pubs where foreigners gather, so staff who can deal with foreigners are also needed.

In a foreign-themed restaurant, having foreign staff is an advantage. Although they are in the customer service industry, they will be able to deal with Japanese to some extent by studying certain Japanese phrases that are often used.

After that, you can improve your skills by learning little by little while serving customers.

summary

How was it?

Many people think that they cannot work in Japan because they are not good at Japanese!

But there are sure to be opportunities to work in Yokohama, the city of your dreams, by taking advantage of the fact that you are a foreigner.

We encourage you to use the job search sites we have recommended to find the job you are looking for.


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