View Full Version : I'm totally lost here.
2001-01-09, 08:37 AM
I have no friends, besides my wife, who is from japan. i need to find a job really bad, and I have no clue. We are working the Visa situatin, but will work almost anywhere. My Japanese is very rusty. (ok I admit it, i can not form a sentance) I do not speak or read the language.
Curtis the lonely
2001-01-12, 01:38 AM
What are your skills and qualifications?
2001-02-12, 01:00 AM
Don't give up, it's the same for me
2001-02-26, 10:06 PM
To Curtis the lonely
From the looks of your entry, it's clearly evident that English is not your native tonge. I strongly sugget you pick up some books on basic grammar and spelling and start studying. Furthermore, if you're looking for employment, it's probabily not a good idea to describe yourself as being "lonely, having no friends, not having a clue..."
2001-02-27, 02:00 AM
There are public job agencies all over Japan to help you
2001-02-27, 02:18 AM
try adecco website
2001-03-27, 10:11 PM
Public job agencies won't help someone who has no clue about what they want to do.
First you need to research the kinds of industries/jobs you are most interested and think about what you are good at and also what experience you already have.
Narrow your focus to the type of job/companies that fit you best-- both interests and skills.
Make friends and contacts--join clubs etc. to meet people.
Learn how you can best communicate your ability to do the job you want to employers.
Don't ever tell potential employers about your personal life and about how lonely you are, etc. Employers want to hire people to do a job and make more money for their company. They are not in business to help out depressed people looking for friends. Also don't tell them about what you -can't- do tell them about what you -can- do.
2001-04-20, 01:54 AM
how do you spell tonge ? (is it not tongue!)
2001-04-30, 04:37 AM
I wish some of you would lay off taking pot shots at someone who's primary language may "....clearly not be English, so get a grammer book..." type of spineless comments, tells people a lot about your own insecurities, and you know what, who cares about type o's on-line, are you that anal? If you are, your awesome, but don't dog people unless you can do so staring him / her in the eye. On-line info-exchange is like pioneer @!#$, think about it! Be smart, utilize it to your advantage before the sharks regulate the web to fit profit agenda's, wherein we'll be paying a lot more, for trust me, a whole lot less.
Someone, tell us more about Addeco. Are they head-hunter status in Japan thesedays? I'm in san diego, and they supply entry/mid level jobs appearantly. It's worthwhile though, if you just need exposure to what's available, through them, at least.
And I don't know about all of you, where your from, how great your English is, but please reserve your competitiveness for when it's really needed. Sometimes I read comments and you know I laugh to myself and wonder why English teachers snivel and wine so much. You guys do though. I am jealous though a bit, not of the money. I mean to all of the cute girls you're exposed to. That's got to be worth something. So, enjoy! Disfrute! Bla Bla Bl.....
2001-05-24, 12:04 PM
Want friends in Japan, Japanese or otherwise, place a free ad in the Tokyo Classifieds, no joke. You will be innundated with email. Try not to limit yourself in your ad, just say you are a guy looking for friends of all kinds. Be warned though that you might find more "good time" friends than people who might want a long lasting friendship, but in the meantime, it's a good start. You also might find yourself the target of "gaijin hunters", girls who are just looking for the first available and free expat who will provide them with a good time. These girls aren't looking for anything other than a quick phuck or a boyfriend, and they aren't all that choosey. Not always a good combo!!! Careful your wife doesn't think you are looking for this type of girl. And you never know what may happen. OR... and I just thought of this before I posted, better yet, post two ads, one for friends, one for guys friends and one for couple friends, i.e. a couple who is also looking for a couple friend. That way, you AND your wife can enjoy your time together.
Made in DNA
2001-06-01, 12:03 PM
It has been 20 weeks since you posted your message about your situation. Please come back and tell us how you are doing. I would really like to know what you've found for work and how many friends you have now. Please tell us your story. We all would love to hear from you.
And this time, elaborate!