7 most popular recruiting sites to find a job in Japan


So you are planning to come to Japan and are searching for a job or you are already living in Japan and want to change your job? In this article, you can find a complete list of websites that can help you find a job in Japan. The websites mentioned in the article are the ones that I have personally used to find a job in Japan. They do not only focus on native English speakers, even if you are a non-native English speaker, you can find a job in Japan that suits with your skills and knowledge. Some are written in Japanese, but they accept foreigners, therefore it is a good opportunity to try it out.

1. リクナビNEXT / Rikunabi NEXT

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Firstly, we start with リクナビNEXT (Rikunabi NEXT), which has an easy registration system and takes only about 5 minutes. If you compare it with other sites, this is very quick. According to the site you can find jobs without overtime and that you are free on the weekends(as some people even have to work overtime in the weekends). When you browse through the job list you can easily see how much you would earn for each company, where you will be located and a description about what kind of company you will be working for, a small summary of the companies profile. If you are interested, you can click here to register on the website, which only takes about 5 minutes.

If you have difficulties registering on the site, click on the link below and we will guide you through the process of registering on リクナビNEXT / Rikunabi NEXT.

2. Gaijinpot

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Next, we have Gaijinpot. The site is completely in English and it is easy to guide through. For example, it even has an option for jobs that require no Japanese at all. A lot of the job listings on Gaijinpot are related to English teaching. If you are interested to become a teacher in Japan this is the place to be. However, I do have to mention that if you are a non-native English speaker, you might have a hard time finding a job. As the site is especially focused on native English speakers. Click here to visit the website and find a job on Gaijinpot.

3. マイナビ

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マイナビ (Mynavi) became a very popular job searching site for recent graduates. In addition to helping recent graduates, they have expanded their services and are also helping people that are looking to change their jobs. In case you would like someone to help you with your search and help improve your skills so that you become more attractive for potential employers, you can find it on Mynavi agent. When you register on the website, you will be contacted by one of Mynavi's recruiters that will then help you with finding a job. Click here to go to Mynavi agent.

4. CareerCross

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CareerCross.com is one of Japan’s leading online recruitment website for bilingual professionals. Especially if you have a good understanding of the Japanese language this is a good site to check out. Most of the jobs listed on the site are looking for experienced IT professionals. If you are just starting out and trying to search for a job, CareerCross might not be the site for you. If you are interested in CareerCross, click here to go the website.

5. JACリクルートメント

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JACリクルートメント (JAC Recruitment) is a recruiting site with over 25000 large companies that are looking for new employees. Since the company started their services in the late 80's, it has helped over 400,000 people with finding a job. Compare to other sites, this is a huge amount. As a result, the site has a lot of famous companies that use JACリクルートメント to find employees, companies such as Yahoo, Lenovo, FujiFilm, Dyson and more. Click here to visit the website.

6. Daijob

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Daijob has over 10,000 job listings available on their site. Next to having a lot of jobs available, Daijob also organizes job fairs where you can talk directly with the hiring manager of companies. Coupled with the opportunity to find a job through seminars, Daijob is still a website to consider even without of working experience. To visit Daijob click here.

7. JobsinJapan

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Lastly, we have JobsinJapan that allows you to upload your own unique resume to their database. You can apply to jobs and if a company is interested in you they could also scout you. Another great option is that you don't have to make an account to log in, you can just use your social media account to login. Click here to go to the website.


To summarize, the sites listed above are some of the most popular for finding a job. Therefore I have personally used them as well for finding a job in Japan. The best thing to do is register yourself on each site and to apply for their scouting service. This way you increase your chance of finding a job and you might get offers from companies, which you would not have found on your own. In addition to registering yourself and start applying for jobs, it is also better to visit some seminars. Especially when you visit companies at seminars it is easier to get that first interview. Finally, I wrote a few more articles about how to get a job in Japan. Especially about how to get a job in Japan and how to increase your chances. To check the articles, please click on one of the links below.

How to get a job in Japan as a non-native English speaker

5 tips to increase your chances for landing a job in Japan

Job Hunting in Japan & Where to Look

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