I’m in Japan with a working holiday since last month and I’m now looking for a programming job in Chiba or Tokyo. I came across this website and I thought it might be good to post here and have some advices from experienced persons.
In France, I have worked for several years as a web developer and .NET programmer and I would like to find a job that match these skills. Moreover, I would like to search in priority for companies who are able to sponsor a working visa as I’m thinking it would be good to experience working quite a long time in Japan.
Regarding my languages abilities, I can speak Japanese with a conversational level (to tell the truth, I failed to pass JLPT N2 for one point). I can manage in English much better than in Japanese though.
Till now, I searched via “Hello Work” but they only introduced short-term contracted jobs. I also search via website like GaijinPot & Daijob but most of the time the job positions are posted by employment agencies (派遣会社) and I’m wondering this is the best way to get a job with a chance to get a working visa in the future.
Also, I wonder if I should limit my researches to job positions that explicitly accept foreigners (with conversational Japanese abilities) or if it’s worth trying to search in Japanese job websites and ask by myself if they are ok to hire foreigners as well.
If you have suggestion of good websites or any advices to find long-term jobs in Japan, I would be very glad to hear them.