Work in Japan Advice Board
When having thoughts such as"I want to find a place where I can play a more active role!" or "I want to take on a new industry!", first you must understand your chosen industry and should have a good plan for a career change.
At the beginning of your job hunting, you should first make a backwards calculation of the schedule and put together a plan. The average time required to change jobs is three months.
How did you accelarate your career by changing jobs? Let's have a look at some job seekers who successfully found employment through Daijob Agent.
Wanted to start a career in Marketing
The candidate wanted to start a carrer in marketing and managed to find a position that required no experience and also a place where they could use their English skills.
Applied to 10 companies and received offer from first choice.
The candidate applied to only 5 companies because they were not in a hurry to change jobs. Received an offer from a global growing venture company.
Applied to 8 companies as sales representative for manufacturer-affiliated companies, and received an offer for a new start-up position in a Chinese company.
According to Daijob AGENT data, 66% of employees are seeking new employment while they are still employed. You can manage to have interviews during your after-work hours or make use of your paid days-off. Note that in many cases, if is difficult to arrange for interviews on Saturdays, Sundays, and national holidays.
Employees who begin their job search while unemployed can fully focus on their job search activities. On the other hand, it is necessary to prepare the funds to cover living expenses while unemployed. Also, if you are currently working abroad or are a foreign citizen, your VISA might expire if a certain period of time has passed after leaving your current employment. Check the expiration date and conditions of the VISA in advance.
According to the Daijob AGENT data, the annual salary increase for those who change jobs was 116%(50,000 yen). Generally, a career change would not end up in you having a higher income. If you intend to significantly increase your annual income, please make sure to let your consultant know so they can prepare negotiations.