Terrie’s Job Tips

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348 Taking a Job on Blind Faith
347 Immigration - How to Add up 10 Years
346 Business Development Manager
345 JETs – Part Three: The Opportunities
344 JETs - Part Two: Building Human Networks in Remote Areas
343 JETs - Part One: Finding Jobs
341 Moving to Japan with the Wife
340 Translator Seeks a Career Change
339 Where to Go After Being CFO?
338 Hard Messages - Letting Employees Go
337 Securing Your Position in Sales - Part Seven: The Perseverance Test
336 Securing Your Position in Sales - Part Six: Solution Selling
335 Securing Your Position in Sales – Part Five: Selling With Mr. Maslow
334 Securing Your Position in Sales - Part Four: 70-20-10 Rule
333 Securing Your Position in Sales – Part Three: Ideas to Get Results
332 Securing Your Position in Sales - Part Two: Expectations
331 Securing Your Position in Sales - Part One: Macro Factors
330 How Important is Oseibo?
329 Who is Really Unemployed?
328 Is Taking Redundancy a Good Idea?
327 Forecasting Employment Conditions for 2009
326 New Beginnings as a Professional
325 Information Security – Part Five: Moral Defense against Leakage
324 Information Security - Part Four: The Hays Case Japanese Style
323 Information Security – Part Three: The Hays Case in the UK
322 Getting by without a Local CEO
321 Information Security – Part Two: Commonly Asked Questions
320 Information Security – Part One: What Are Your Contacts Worth?
319 What if Your Company Goes Bankrupt?
318 Staying Healthy, Part Seven – Natural Foods
317 Staying Healthy, Part Six – Getting and Staying Fit
316 Staying Healthy, Part Five – High Energy
315 Staying Healthy, Part Four – Keeping Colds at Bay
314 Staying Healthy, Part Three – Dental Care in Tokyo
313 Staying Healthy Part Two – Other Common Eye Ailments
312 Staying Healthy, Part One – Temporary Astigmatism
311 Exchanging Holidays for Pay
310 The Power of Stories as a Recruiting Tool
309 High-level Skills and Finding a Market for Them
308 Being a Bilingual Assistant, Part II: Job Description
307 Being a Bilingual Assistant, Part I: Positives and Negatives
306 Space Planning for Employees, Part IV: Recruiting Considerations
305 Space Planning for Employees, Part III: Practical Application
304 Space Planning for Employees, Part II: Hot Desks
303 Space Planning for Employees, Part I: Rapid Build-up
302 Getting a Second Opinion, Part III: Foreign Start-ups and Joint Ventures
301 Getting a Second Opinion, Part II: Managing the Process
300 Getting a Second Opinion, Part I: Compensating for Your Bias
299 Allowing the Time to Make a Hire
298 What Happens When You’re Out of Work?
297 Company Trips
296 Trilingual Ability Lowers Hurdles
295 The High Cost of Kids
294 The Handbook for Life in Japan
293 Limited Japanese Ability - Part Six: Entrepreneurs
292 Limited Japanese Ability - Part Five: Technology Guru
291 Limited Japanese Ability – Part Four: Turn-around Opportunities
290 Limited Japanese Ability – Part Three: The Corporate Hired Gun
289 Limited Japanese Ability – Part Two: Market for Non-bilinguals
288 Limited Japanese Ability - Part One: Acknowledging the Problem
287 Cost of Living in Tokyo 2008 - Part Four: Low Budget
286 Cost of Living in Tokyo 2008 -- Part Three: Thrifty
285 Cost of Living in Tokyo 2008 - Part Two: The Middle Path
284 Cost of Living in Tokyo 2008 - Part One: High End
283 Going into Competition
282 6,000 Miles and Half the Salary
281 Should I Become a Recruiter?
280 Severance Pay
279 Starting Your Own Company - Part Six: Raising Money
278 Starting Your Own Company - Part Five: Hiring Rules
277 Starting Your Own Company - Part Four: Hiring Staff
276 Starting Your Own Company – Part Three: Rep Office or Branch?
275 Starting Your Own Company – Part Two: the KK
274 Starting Your Own Company - Part One: Godo Kaisha
273 Fingerprinting for Foreigners is Back
272 Breaking an Employment Contract
271 Team Training: Part Six - Cultural Wrap-up
270 Team Training: Part Five - Winning Over Hardened Teams
269 Team Training: Part Four - Planning the Course
268 Team Training: Part Three - Big Picture Issues
267 Team Training: Part Two - LINC Computer Story
266 Team Training: Part One - You Come First
265 Married Couples at Work - Part Three: The Family Business
264 Married Couples at Work - Part Two: Husband-Wife Friction
263 Married Couples at Work - Part One: Using Different Names
262 Taking Leave Part Three – New Year, Obon, and Resigning
261 Taking Leave Part Two - Less Regular Holidays
260 Taking Leave Part One - Regular Holidays
259 Networking in Japan: Part Two - Japanese Organizations
258 Networking in Japan: Part One - Finding a Suitable Organization
257 Preparing your Kids
256 Learning Japanese - TP's Experience: Part Three: Take-Aways
255 Learning Japanese - TP's Experience - Part Two: Method
254 Learning Japanese – TP’s Experience; Part One: Setting Milestones
253 Fear in an Interview
252 Negotiating Initial Terms and Conditions: Part Five: More Expat Perks
251 Negotiating Initial Terms and Conditions: Part Four: The High End – Foreign Hires
250 Negotiating Initial Terms and Conditions - Part Three: The High End – Local Hires
249 Negotiating Initial Terms and Conditions - Part Two: What You Can Negotiate
248 Negotiating Initial Terms and Conditions
247 Banker Dreams Part Two – Which Direction?
246 Banker Dreams
245 Japan Experience is a Life-long Experience
244 I Need a PA
243 Over 50’s Redux
242 Job Fairs
241 Job Hunting at 50 – Part Two: Trading on Your Network
240 Job Hunting at 50 - Part One: The Age Issue
239 Email in the Office
238 The Intern – AM's Story (Part Two)
237 The Intern – AM's Story (Part One)
236 Job Market for 2007 – Macro Outlook
235 Role of PR in Recruiting
234 Ph.D - May Mean "Posthaste Departure"
233 Staying Too Long
232 Trainee System Needs Overhaul - Part Two
231 Trainee System Needs Overhaul - Part One
230 Okinawa – Part Three: People, Jobs
229 Okinawa – Part Two: Impressions
228 Okinawa - Part One: How it Became a Technology Center
227 The Warehouse: Part Two – Turning a negative experience into a foundation
226 The Warehouse: Part One - Impressions
225 Maslow's Hierarchy of Needs
224 What Do Your Cost Your Company?
223 Care and Feeding of CEOs Part Six: What Do You Get in the Package? Bonus Items.
222 Care and Feeding of CEOs Part Five: What Do You Get in the Package? The Personal Attributes
221 Care and Feeding of CEOs Part Four : Employment Contracts
220 Care and Feeding of CEOs Part Three: "Soft" Controls
219 Care and Feeding of CEOs Part Two : Compensation
218 Care and Feeding of CEOs Part One: Experience or Energy?
217 How to Become a CEO of a MNC in Japan Part Four : Back Door
216 Smallest Fish are the Sweetest
215 Resumes Revisited
214 Qualifying as an Accountant in Japan
213 Contrarian View – a Pending Downturn for Gaishi?
212 Hopelessly, Helplessly Falling Part Four: Not So Helpless After All
211 Hopelessly, Helplessly Falling Part Three : Understanding the Opportunities
210 Hopelessly, Helplessly Falling Part Two: Fathers-in-Law
209 Hopelessly, Helplessly Falling - Part One: From Executive to What?
208 Graphic Designers Part Four – Salaries
207 Graphic Designers Part Three: Getting In
206 Graphic Designers Part Two: Technical Aspirations
205 Graphic Designers Part One: English-language Subset
204 Turning Down a Job
203 How to Become a CEO of a MNC in Japan Part Three : Examples
202 How to Become a CEO of a MNC in Japan Part Two : The Strategy for Stepping Up
201 How to Become a CEO of an MNC in Japan Part One : The Facts
200 Gotta Love Those CIRs - Part Two – Covering the Shortfall
199 Gotta Love Those CIRs Part One-Meeting Mr K.
198 Marketing/designer Job Hurdles Part Two: Ideas
197 Marketing/designer Job Hurdles Part One: The Reality
196 Job Hunting Japanese-style
195 Hiring Spirit-Part Two
194 Hiring Spirit – Part One
193 Rocking the Boat
192 Changing Careers Mid-stream
191 Spending some of it
190 Possible new labor rules law
189 Jobs successfully found
188 Daijob HR Club – Part Two: Benefits and Joining
187 Daijob HR Club – Part One: Background
186 A Career in IT in Japan - Part Two, The Bare Minimum Qualifications
185 A Career in IT in Japan – Part One, The Benefits
184 Quitting Time – Part Two
183 Quitting Time - Part One
182 More About Pensions (Nenkin)
181 Working for Shinsei Bank #2 - IT Opportunities in 2005
180 Working for Shinsei #1
179 The Nomikai – Part Two: Variations on a Theme
178 The Nomikai - Part One: Understanding Your Role
177 Pay for Performance
176 J-E Bilingual? Work in Singapore
175 Asking for a Pay Raise in a Japanese Company
174 Getting the Unemployment Benefit
173 Getting Accommodation - Part Three: Your Hanko
172 Getting Accommodation - Part Two
171 Getting Accommodation
170 Worlds Collide - Part Two: The Conservative Identity Crisis
169 Worlds Collide - Part One: In the Mind of a Salaryman
168 Manager Basics - Part Three: Difficult Terminations
167 Manager Basics - Part Two: Termination, the Psychology
166 Manager Basics - Part One: Firing an Employee
165 Surviving the Weeding Process - Part Three: Automated Recruiting
164 Getting Certified - worth it or not?
163 Surviving the Weeding Process - Part Two: The Phone Interview
162 Surviving the Weeding Process - Part One: The Resume
161 Student Visas
160 Senior Engineers Back in Fashion
159 Japanese Ability Not Always Required - Part Two
158 Japanese Ability Not Always Required
157 Buoyant Job Market
156 Being a Salesperson in Tokyo
155 Do it for yourself
154 IT Help Desk Opportunities
153 Next Step for Engineers - Part Three: Possibilities
152 Next Step for Engineers – Part Two: Preserving Your Skills Advantage
151 Next Step for Engineers – Part One: Job Migration Within the Firm
150 Probation: How to Survive - Part Two
149 Probation: How to Survive – Part One
148 Allocating Your Energy According to Goals
147 From the Trenches – Getting into Japan with AIESEC
146 From the Trenches – DP: Part Two
145 From the Trenches – DP: Part One
144 Japan Entry Program – Part Three
143 Japan Entry Program – Part Two
142 Japan Entry Program - Part One
141 Interview Technique - Part Two
140 Interview Technique - Part One
139 Foreign and over the hill – Part Two
138 Foreign and over the hill - Part One
137 Remote Work
136 Off-shoring
135 Overtime Update
134 Becoming a PC Engineer While Still in Japan
133 The Gadget Way - Learning Japanese, Tips – Part Two
132 Mr. Turtle Head – Learning Japanese, Tips – Part One
131 Executive Director Compensation
130 Salary Planning for Management at Start-ups
129 Hiring for a Start-up – Hiring and Retaining Your Managers
128 Hiring for a Start-up – Your CEO
127 Academic Positions
126 Media Intern Opportunities
125 Socializing with Clients
124 Career Opportunities for Women
123 Asking for Leave
122 Social Insurance Payments for the Self Employed
121 Saturn Jobs Fraud
120 The Uninvited Guest - Part Three
119 The Uninvited Guest - Part Two
118 The Uninvited Guest - Part One
117 Japanese Jobs in China
116 Why Tokyo? Part II
115 Why Tokyo? Part I
114 Trapped With the In-laws
113 MBA Part III: Other Options
112 MBA Part II: It's Not Too late
111 What do Entry Level Jobs Pay?
110 Value of Getting an MBA in Tokyo - Part I
109 Major Shortage of SAP Engineers
108 Fuel for the Engine
107 E-mail at Work
106 Office Love
105 Death and Birth
104 My Story: LM
103 No Degree
102 Resigning Versus Getting Fired
101 Overtime - Part II
100 Overtime - Part I
99 Self-help Program to Overcome - "Lack of Experience" Part Two: Projecting Your Qualities
98 Self-help Program to Overcome - "Lack of Experience" Part One: Networking
97 International Transfers
96 JPY200,000 is the Magic Number
95 Easing Your Way in by Interning
94 The Top End
93 So You Want to Be a Writer? #2
92 One Yen Companies - Part Two
91 One Yen Companies - Part One
90 The Right Time to Call
89 The Pension Problem
88 More Visa Comments - Part Three
87 More Visa Comments - Part Two
86 More Visa Comments - Part One
85 Wiring Yourself into Telecommunications
84 We Don't Want No Foreign CEOs
83 The Great Commute
82 Risks as a High-Level Job Seeker
81 Starting Your Own Company - Selecting the Right Structure
80 Jobs in the Countryside
79 A JET's Response
78 Cost of Living in Tokyo
77 IT Salaries in Tokyo
76 What do Entry Level Jobs Pay?
75 Being a JET
74 Translation Jobs
73 Request from India
72 What Recruiters are Good For
71 Seishain
70 Marketing and PR Opportunities
69 Finding Jobs Outside Tokyo
68 Sexual Harassment in Interviews
67 Resume Structuring
66 Closing That Job Offer
65 Work in the Medical Field
64 A Small Town Called Tokyo
63 Notes for Nigel
62 Calling All Procurement Managers
61 Staff Housing Tip
60 How Much Japanese Skill is Enough?
59 Finding Top Lieutenants
58 Why Surviving a Japanese Company is Tough
57 Getting More Advice
56 Outlook for 2003
55 Pushing the barriers
54 So You Want to be a Professional Writer?
53 Speech Making
52 Salary Deflation
51 Hiring the right CEO (Advice for foreign companies starting up or restructuring in Japan)
50 Email conversations with talent
49 Finding the Perfect Candidate
48 Visa Information Resource
47 Know Your Target Company - Part Two
46 Know Your Target Company - Part One
45 Working as a Recruitment Consultant
44 Henry
43 Some Cool Technology Jobs
42 Staying in the Limelight
41 Job Hunting - From Overseas
40 More About Internships
39 The Two-Year Rule
38 Probation Periods act as Filter
37 Starting Your Own Company
36 Wasted Talent
35 Wasted Talent
34 IT: What Should I Learn?
33 US Returnees Head for the Boonies
32 Advice on Getting Strong Salespeople
31 My Personal Assistant
30 Export Your Way Out of Trouble
29 Returning to Japan
28 Japan Inc. Needs You
27 Using your recruiter intelligently
26 Internships: The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly
25 Recession-busting CEOs Become Salespeople
24 Rules to Effective Sales
23 "Terrie's Take" on selling
22 IT: What Should I Learn?
21 India as a Career Opportunity
20 The Web and Hong Kong's Ion Global
19 Contracting as a Holding Strategy
18 The Coming Restructuring
17 Hardworking Bilinguals Needed - Basic Experience Only
16 Presentation is Everything
15 Getting in and getting started
14 Ever considered healthcare?
13 Out-of-the-box recruiting solutions
12 Surviving redundancy
11 Predictions for 2002
10 Being Part of the DaiJob Team
9 The Forgotten Half
8 This Year's Most Interesting Job
7 Year-end Job Hunting
6 Reconnaissance Helps
5 How to Get Results from Your Job Ads
4 Getting the Most From Your Resume
3 What is being bilingual worth?
2 Where Have All Our Old Folks Gone?
1 Japan, the Land of Agents



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