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
Professionals eager to develop their job search and interviewing skills
Candidates interested in networking and building new connections
Young talent and Innovators of tomorrow
Event Kick Off
- Welcome ceremony
- Concept and rules explanation
- Introduction of career coaches
- Introduction of participating companies
- Make real connections
- Learn from coaching experts
- Engage with company HR and employees
- 1:1 job interviews
Session 1 (5min intro > 20 conversation > 5min break)
Session 2 (5min intro > 20 conversation > 5min break)
Session 3 (5min intro > 20 conversation > 5min break)
Session 4 (5min intro > 20 conversation > 5min break)
Session 5 (5min intro > 20 conversation > 5min break)
FLOOR 1 | Lobby, Support & Open Networking
FLOOR 2 | Participating Companies
Finance, FinTech, Media
Finance, FinTech, Online Payment
Windows & Doors Manufacturer
Currie and Brown
Physical assets management & Construction Consulting
Cambridge Innovation Center
Retail, Consumer Goods, Lifestyle
Media, Press, Design, Advertising
Fashion, Retail, Eye Wear
2ND FLOOR | Career Coaches
FLOOR 3 | Participating Companies
Artificial Intelligence, IT, Tech
Tech, Software, Data Analysis
Frost and Sullivan
Research & Analysis, Consulting
Tech, Software, Data Integration
Software - Tech Start-up
Software / App,
Food Tech Start-Up
Automotive & Manufacturing
Branding, Creative Ad Agency
3RD FLOOR | Career Coaches
4TH FLOOR | Open Networking Floor
HOW TO PLAN YOUR CAREER
How do you identify your strength, corporate culture fit and build a meaningful career? Mr. Takemoto will guide you in discovering your passion, talents and priorities to help you turn them into an impactful career.
Executive VP at i6 Consulting Group
HOW TO PREPARE FOR YOUR INTERVIEW
Preparing for your first interview might be intimidating but there are steps you can take. Naomi TAKASE will help you understand the objective of each interview stage and guide you to prepare yourself for a successful first meeting.
Talent Acquisition Lead at LVMH Group
WHY AND HOW TO NETWORK
One key ingredient for your career success is your ability to build strong connections and develop your business network of contacts. Find out how impactful your network can become and the effect it can have on your career development.
Senior Client Solutions Manager at LinkedIn
WORKING AT A LARGE ORGANIZATION
Learn about the truth about working for a large and fast growing organization from Michael CASE, a talent acquisition expert from Silicon Valley.
CEO at Neptune People
HOW TO FUTURE PROOF YOUR CAREER
How do we thrive in times of change? For many, change is a synonym of threat. But not for the future-proof worker. For him, uncertainty means new opportunities. Learn what are the high-level principles that you must follow in order to become future-proof.
Founder and CEO at Altera Consulting
FEMALE LEADERSHIP IN JAPAN
In the past, there have been less women in decision-making positions. However, this is gradually changing. Join the discussion on empowering women in business and gain insight that will be useful in your personal job search.
Co-Founder & Board Member at Startup Lady
HOW TO BUILD YOUR RESUME
How can you build a resume that will leave an impression on employers? What do employers look for in your resume? Nami SAKAI will help you answer these important questions.
Career Coach - New York University
HOW TO PERFORM AT YOUR INTERVIEW
What does HR look for during the interview? How can you make a great impression? Tips for overcoming online interviews? Listen to Dr. SWEET’s perspective on how to succeed in your job interviews.
Founder and CEO of Barefoot Lunch
HOW TO BUILD YOUR PERSONAL BRAND
What are your strengths and weaknesses? How do you sell yourself to employers? If you are struggling to identify your selling points, please come and have a chat.
Founder of JENNIFER SHINKAI
WORKING AT A STARTUP
Discover the truth behind the world of entrepreneurship and what it means to work for a startup (early stage). Can you learn and grow more at a startup? Is it for everyone? What is the startup culture like? What can you expect? Understand stock options...
CEO at EDGEof Innovation, LLC
HOW TO SPEAK WITH CONFIDENCE
If you would like to change the world with your voice, if you are a visionary, or a disruptor, this is where you can enhance your public speaking skills and grow confidence in communicating with others.
Speaker and Trainer at Kyoko Takeyama Consulting
HOW TO SUCCEED IN TECH
Are you interested in the tech industry? What does it take to get a job in tech? Are there differences between startups and large companies?
We'll be covering some common questions and sharing ways to help you not just get a job, but succeed in the industry.
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.
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.
Waseda University, 22
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.
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 .
Universities of Past Participants
Universities in Japan
International Christian University
Ritsumeikan Asia Pacific University
Yokohama National University
... and others
New York University
ISC Paris Business School
... and others
June 24th 2021 for New Graduates and Young Bilingual Talent
November 25th 2021 for New Graduates and Young Bilingual Talent