HirePlanner's Virtual but Real Career Event is designed to help bilingual new graduates and young professionals in Japan face their job-hunting challenges. We offer a fun, informative, and interactive experience where you will be able to engage with HR professionals, get their advice, learn from their experience, and access their company’s career opportunities.
How It Works
get free coaching
From building your resume, performing in interviews to learning how to stay relevant in the job market, our coaches will guide you to make the best career decisions.
On our virtual platform, you can engage with employers directly and get answers to your most burning questions.
Through this event, you can get the chance to interview with employers and fast track your application process.
Make the best career decisions through experiencing face-to-face communications during our event.
Who Should Come
Japanese English bilingual professionals
Students and New graduates looking for new career opportunities
Young professionals eager to develop their job search and interviewing skills
Candidates interested in networking and building new connections
Young talent and Innovators of tomorrow
Video Streaming Session 1
- How to use the event platform
- Company Introduction Videos
Video Streaming Session 2
- How to use the event platform
- Company Introduction Videos
Note: Since the content for Session 1 and 2 is the same, you only need to join one of them.
Event Kick Off
- Welcome ceremony
- Concept and rules explanation
- Introduction of career coaches
- Introduction of participating companies
- Connect with Japanese English bilingual talent
- Build candidate pipeline
- Conduct group discussion
Session 1 (5min intro > 20min conversation > 5min break)
Session 2 (5min intro > 20min conversation > 5min break)
Session 3 (5min intro > 20min conversation > 5min break)
Session 4 (5min intro > 20min conversation > 5min break)
Session 5 (5min intro > 20min conversation > 5min break)
- Closing ceremony
- Open networking with participating companies and career coaches
Please register for the event to check the full list of tables.
Career Coaching Tables
For the April 2022 Virtual Career Event
HOW TO WRITE AN ENGLISH RESUME
There are differences between writing an English Resume and a Japanese one. When you apply for an international firm, you might be asked to present an English resume. Join Joseph LATTERI to learn tips on how to do so.
Client Success Director at Meltwater Japan
HOW TO SUCCEED IN SALES
As a sales representative, how can you improve your skills and attract more clients to your company? What does a career in sales look like? Learn all about succeeding in sales from Fabien BROGARD CIPRIANI.
Founder and CEO at HirePlanner.com
HOW TO PREPARE FOR YOUR INTERVIEW
What does HR look for during the interview? How can you make a great impression? Tips for overcoming online interviews? Listen to Hiroko HOSHINO's perspective on how to succeed in your job interviews.
Director, Employee Experience and HRBP at Trend Micro
Ritsumeikan Asia Pacific University, 21
My impression for HirePlanner.com 's job fair was fantastic. They offer International startups, up to large Japanese companies. I enjoyed my conversations with employers, coaches and fellow job-seekers! I hope to join another virtual job fair next time. See you soon on the next opportunity!
Okayama University, 20
I gained a deeper understanding of what companies do, accessing information that I couldn't reach unless I participated in this event. It was also a precious time for me to reflect on myself through having conversations with HR employees about my career path.
Waseda University, 22
Talking directly with the employers gave me a better idea of what kind of candidate they are looking for. This helped me greatly in assessing whether I would fit in their working culture. The coaching sessions also helped me prepare better for interviews.
Frequently asked questions (FAQ)
1. WHAT SHOULD I PREPARE BEFORE THE EVENT?
Create your resume profile on HirePlanner.com so that you can apply easily to company job postings linked to the event.
Review and apply for the job postings on Hireplanner.com (jobs with tag: "VirtualCareerEvent")
Do your research and study the hiring company’s website before the event. Some companies will have their introduction videos available online a few days before the event.
Prepare a short self-introduction (60 seconds at the most) - when you meet with hiring companies on the day of the event
We suggest you use the following type of content for your intro:
Your objective for joining the event and what you are trying to get out of it ("I am currently looking an internship", "I am looking for a full-time job in a specific sector")
Your university & university major
Your graduation date & when you can start working
Sell your language skills (English & Japanese Level)
Describe your personality and share something interesting about yourself (Past achievements, Passion, Hobbies etc.)
Finish with a positive statement ("I am excited to have the opportunity to meet with you today")
Please be sure to join early to have enough time to sign in and do a video/sound check. The event kick-off is at 5:30 PM Japan Time.
Student may attend to seek information about participating companies and their future career opportunities such as:
- Internships opportunities
- Internship to full time jobs
- Full time opportunities etc.
Please note that virtual backgrounds may not be available during the networking session, so please do your best to have a nice and clean background and lighting. Dress appropriately to make a great first impression!
2. HOW DO I APPLY FOR JOB POSTINGS OR SCHEDULE INTERVIEWS?
Apply for jobs through HirePlanner.com. You can do so before, during or after the event.
HR representatives will reach out to you after they review your resume, and schedule interviews with you during or after the event.
3. CAN I JOIN IN THE MIDDLE OF THE EVENT? CAN I COME AND GO DURING THE SESSION?
Yes, you can join the event anytime by using the event access link for the event (which will be shared with you via email just before the event). Since the event is only 3 hours, we strongly recommend you to stay as long as you can to maximize your experience and meet more potential employers.
4. WILL THE EVENT BE CONDUCTED ENTIRELY IN ENGLISH?
Most companies are able to communicate in both English and Japanese but it will depend on the preference of the hiring company.
5. I AM HAVING TECHNICAL DIFFICULTIES ACCESSING THE PLATFORM.
During the event, there will be a support team available to assist you. Look for people with the Hireplanner badge on each floor. You can either approach staff directly at a table or send a private message.
You can also refer to this tutorial to log in to the platform correctly.
For more inquiries, please email us at email@example.com.
Universities of Past Participants
Universities in Japan
International Christian University
Yokohama National University
Ritsumeikan Asia Pacific University
... and others
New York University
ISC Paris Business School
... and others
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Access links and other updates will be sent to you via email after your registration is complete.
The event will be held on
April 13th 2022, Wednesday.
5:30PM - 8:30PM (Japan Time).
April 13th 2022 for New Graduates and Young Bilingual Talent (with up to 5 or 6 years of experience)
November 9th 2022 for New Graduates and Young Bilingual Talent (with up to 5 or 6 years of experience)