Two different application documents are required.
If you understand the keys to creating these,
your application documents will make a better first impression.
What are the
These are actually two separate documents—the rirekisho and the shokumu keirekisho. A cover letter is not required. Applicants with good English language skills should also prepare a resume in English to demonstrate their English ability.
|What is a
This is a timeline summary of your employment following university. The rirekisho is a tool to convey the fundamentals of your own academic history and work history. Although it may be hard to distinguish yourself from other applicants, appearance is important since it makes a positive impression on those responsible for hiring.
How to write a rirekisho
- Date of entry
- Write the date that you send it in via email.
- Plain white background
Wear a suit
- Pronunciation (furigana)
- Write in the pronunciation of any kanji characters in hiragana
- Either alphabetically or in kanji characters
- A seal impression is not required
- Current address
- Start with the name of the country you live in Write your phone number starting with the international calling code
- Contact details
- If your future address in Tokyo has already been determined, include this here
- Academic & employment history
- You can skip your academic history below the age of 18
However, as an exception to this rule, if you've studied in Japan before, you should write it in here
- The academic institution (or company) name can be written in English
- Write your employment history after your academic history
- Qualifications & licenses
- Write these in order of date of acquisition, prioritizing any qualifications related to the job
- Motivation for applying, special skills,
favorite subjects, points of appeal, etc.
- Write the reasons why you want to work for this company. It's a good idea to include any memorable points of appeal such as skill at sports, musical instruments, etc.
- 【Please note】
- The following information is not
- Passport number
- Bank account information
- Height / weight
- Name / age / workplace of family members
- Using the spellcheck function, check that your document contains no Japanese language mistakes.