For your situation, that's right. You are beginning to get the picture. 100% negative? No, but very much so.It seams that you guys are not that optimistic that's not good at all
OUR experience, not just what we are telling you, ok? You make our information sound like tall tales, which they are not. They are based on as much fact as you have back home.Well the conflict here is my personal experiance and what you guys are telling me
That was Bulgaria and France. We are giving you the story about Japan. Different, ok? Get used to it.In my experiance i whent and got two jobs in Sofia in Foreign companys not in bulgarian companys without any degree and all the people which waited on the interview HAD a degree and they didn't get the jobs. I did
I also whent in France and without a degree i DID get IT job but the company told me they will hire another person because my visa was still in the making after they put me trough some medical exams in France.
You asked about common jobs. Karlyboo wrote about teaching, modeling, and bar work. Your first words after that post were:I didn't insult any jobs !!! How did you came up with that ?
Pretty insulting to put "normal" in quotes. Either you were insulting the type of work or the people who have them. That was my take on it anyway. What the heck did[/i]you mean?Can't a foreigner get a "Normal persons job" in Japan ?
No, wrong again. Truth is, if you listen to us, you will be more prepared to face what exists here. And, that is a pretty harsh road for a non-degreed foreigner who doesn't come from a native English speaking country. I'm not discriminating against you when I write that. I'm telling you what the situation is here. Yes, if you sit at your computer and do nothing but read this forum, you won't get very far, compared to reading the links I gave you, making contacts on your own, studying Japanese, going to school to get that necessary degree, or working to gain the necessary experience. Run your own life as you like, but people here are giving you the benefit of many years of experience living and working in Japan. Use it.Truth is that if i listen to you and never try i will njever get anything done
The facts were different for you in Sofia (your homeland). They are precisely as I have laid them out for Japan.Just as if i have listened to my frind here who told me that i can't get a job in Sofia without a degree, even more so if i try to get a job in a foreign company in Sofia.
The facts are different thou and that's why i have a conflict with what you say.
Teachers, models, and bartenders are normal people, don't you think? The insult still stands.By normal i mean a job that a normal person will work in japan not one that requires qualifications.I'm sorry that in your head that sounds like an insult
They don't need visas, which are the reason you need the degree or experience. Can't you get that through your head?I doubt that 100% of the japanese have degrees and have 10+ years of experiance.
It happens in the teaching business, I can guarantee you that. As for other fields, I wouldn't know.I also doubt that a company in Japan will not hire me and pay me less then a person with degree and so on
As I wrote above, Japanese don't need degrees or experience for certain jobs simply because they are citizens here and don't need a visa (which holds those requirements). As for foreigners, I think I may have already explained that depending on the visa situation, you are right. People with spouse visa, dependent visa, student visa, cultural visa, and working holiday visa don't need a degree for their visas. Whether they need them for jobs is up to the employers. You don't seem to fit any of these visa categories (unless you go for the student or cultural visa). Don't get ticked off at my responses. They are simply the facts as Japan holds them.If what you say is true then 100% of the japanese and foreigners there must have all degrees and 10000 years fo experiance which is a fairytale for me.
I doubt it, but that's your opinion.I worked on 10000 different places and different jobs and the fact is that this is business and as long as it is profitable for the employer i will get a job with or without degree and with or without visa, here in bulgara in france and everywhere in the world.
That has not been my case, but I've giving you the benefit of 10 years of experience living here keeping my eyes open and ears to the ground. Disbelieve me if you like, but it won't change the situation.I doubt that any of you tryed to search for a job while not having a degree or visa and that's why i doubt what you guys say
I think if you check the immigration requirements for the USA, you will still find similar barriers. Good luck anyway.I love Japan but if their policy is in fact that foreigner not friendly then God bless America hahah they are far more tollerant
I take offense to that. I did and I failed and thats why I'm advising to get a freaking degree to make your life easier.I doubt that any of you tryed to search for a job while not having a degree or visa and that's why i doubt what you guys say
That's what usually happens on threads like this, when a poster wants something that is extremely difficult or impossible to get. Best we can do is give sound advice and explanations, and let the poster do what they please. They never seem to come back anyway with success stories. Haven't seen one in the 10 years I've been posting, anyway.Now you're just being rude and mean to the people who are trying to help you.