The wave of investment by Japanese companies in industrial parks in Vietnam brings a large number of jobs with desirable incomes to candidates who are proficient in Japanese. In order to support candidates in the most effective professional orientation, HRchannels has compiled Top 10 Japanese Jobs Today there is a strong demand for recruitment in industrial zones.
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1. Characteristics of Japanese enterprises in industrial zones
Japanese companies in industrial parks mainly operate in the field of manufacturing goods rather than providing services. Therefore, in addition to Japanese language proficiency, the candidate’s technical and professional skills are very important.
Employers accept candidates with basic Japanese skills, companies will improve them or send them to practice in Japan, but professional qualifications and skills must show superiority.
In addition, discipline and loyalty are two qualities that Japanese companies emphasize. If the candidate is someone who likes to change jobs or breaks company rules, even if he is good in Japanese or has good expertise, the Japanese company will not keep him.
2. Top 10 Japanese jobs in industrial areas
2.1. Japanese translation and interpretation
Candidates with a good command of the Japanese language always have high job opportunities as a Japanese translator and interpreter. Not only in industrial areas but also most Japanese companies in Vietnam need to recruit this position.
Japanese translators and interpreters will be willing to work in many different departments, for example:
2.2. office administrative staff
Drafting contracts, letters, e-mails, etc. in Japanese requires a good command of Japanese and the ability to type accurately in Japanese. Many Japanese companies in the industrial park also hire office administrative staff who focus on typing Japanese computers, other tasks are only auxiliary.
Recruitment requirements focus on foreign language proficiency and the ability to use Japanese computers, not requiring a rigorous college or university degree like other positions.
2.3. IT staff
IT personnel working in a Japanese company in the industrial park will be responsible for the operation, management, repair and maintenance of server systems, computer systems, Internet systems, mail systems, etc.
Some other tasks such as designing barcodes, programming machine-specific software, etc. may also be entrusted to the candidate.
All IT candidates must
Graduated with a major in Information Technology, having knowledge of both software and hardware
Japanese language certificate level N3 or higher
Good level of English to facilitate communication with Japanese experts when needed
2.4. Production engineer
Engineers working in the production department can be electrical and electronic engineers, programming engineers, Mechanical engineer…Since most Japanese companies in the export processing zone are manufacturing companies, the position of engineer is always in high demand. Japanese language level N3 or above is eligible to apply.
2.5. Quality Manager
Product quality standards are decided by the parent company in Japan and sent to subsidiaries in many different countries, including Vietnam. The task of quality management personnel is to read, understand and comprehend the evaluation standards in bilingual Japanese or English-Japanese documents.
Product quality determines brand reputation, so Japanese companies are very careful when recruiting for this position.
2.6. Import-Export staff
The industrial park is a place where products are processed and sold to many partners, of which Japanese customers constitute the majority. Thus, working in the import-export department, employees will more or less receive phone calls or meet and negotiate directly with Japanese partners.
This is the reason why the demand for recruiting import-export personnel who know Japanese is always high in Japanese enterprises in industrial parks.
2.7. General service staff
The role of general office staff in Japanese companies is similar to that of general administrative staff in Vietnamese companies. The tasks that a general officer must undertake are very broad, generally:
Administration: translation, interpreting, reception, document management, reception and delivery of documents, organization of corporate events…
Personnel: clocking in, salary calculation, employee insurance procedures, recruitment process…
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The Japanese accountant must
Proficiency in accounting according to Vietnamese standards
Support or direct accounting of books according to Japanese standards
Advise the Board of Directors on accounting…
At the personnel level, applicants only need Japanese N3 to apply.
2.9. Japanese teacher
To improve the specialized foreign language skills of their staff, many Japanese companies organize free advanced Japanese courses. As a result, the demand for recruiting Japanese language teachers to teach specific programs based on company focus is also increasing.
Moreover, many Japanese experts who intend to work and live in Vietnam for a long time also need to improve their Vietnamese language. Teachers who can teach both Vietnamese and Japanese bilinguals will earn a very high income.
2.10. The driver knows Japanese
Japanese experts and managers who come to Vietnam do not know the roads and terrain, so this responsibility will fall to Vietnamese drivers who know Japanese.
The personnel who will occupy this position will be the private driver of the Japanese within the management team, and at the same time, in charge of the transport of the partners from Japan.
According to HRchannels statistics, it is JAPANESE JOBS have a high demand for recruitment and have good incomes. In addition to these 10 jobs, there are still many other Japanese jobs for applicants to choose, however, the success rate is not high due to strict recruitment requirements. Gently choosing a job that suits your abilities, step-by-step development is the most effective path to success.
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