I have been in Japan for just over one month now, and im finding it hard to find work.
I dont have any qualifications but I have a Working Holiday Visa and I would really like to stay for the one year.
I have been sending my CV off for all sorts of jobs mostly teaching, but the same response always pops up "Im sorry but we are looking for some one with atleast 1 year teaching experiance, a BA degree or at the minimum a TEFL certificate.My spoken Japanese level is basic, and my reading skills are very basic, so ill admit I dont really deserve any job...
I come to Japan purely out of my love for the country and people, and ill admit I rushed into it, not doing the research I should have.
I was wondering if anyone else is in or has been in the same situation as myself, im running out of money fast.
At this time my options seem to be: keep trying to find work and hope for the best untill my funds run out OR throw in the towel, go back home and get the qualifications needed to live and and work in Japan.
Although my time here has been by no means wasted. For the first time in my life I know where I want to be. Japan. And although Im still not sure on what it is exactly ill be doing out here this was a very big decision for me. I really want to live here!!
I look forward to peoples advice/opinions ,and If you have a few minutes I would also love to hear about you lot who are living in Japan, What qualifications do you have, what jobs do you do etc etc.
Sorry for the long and slightly depressing post :P