I am an international student in Tokyo since early 2015. It’s time for me finding a job as developer in Japan, one year before I get my Master degree.
Though I can speak & read Japanese, I cannot do it as fluent as native Japanese, even in foreseeable future.
I notice that many companies require some kind of “initial screening”(SCOA, TG-WEB, CAB, SPI, etc.), which include difficult Japanese reading. I originally thought that is particular true with traditional Japanese companies. But I astonished to find even Microsoft Japan requires that kind of testing after I submitted my resume.
I’m not quite comfortable with that initial screening, just like most foreign students. Maybe, just maybe, after few month’s hard preparation, I might barely get through it. But it is really worth it? Do I really have to prepare for that? After all, I don’t think those initial screening can evaluate my talent as a software developer. If I do not have to do it, maybe it is best for me practicing programming & algorithms & interview techniques.
My question is, are there any companies in Tokyo can hire foreign new graduates as programmers, without that kind of initial screening?
Salary is not my concern in the first year, so long as I could land my first job “correctly” as software developer. I had internship as a web developer in Tokyo half year ago, but beside from that, I’m not quite experienced in this industry.
Any suggestion or recommendation is appreciated. Please forgive me if I had said something stupid.