Job Hunting Handbook

The Job Hunting Handbook gives essential information for job hunting in Japan, and students can view the contents through the Internet anywhere and anytime.

The contents include:

  • Job Hunting Procedure and Preparation (Self Analysis, Industry Research, Contacting Alumni, Looking for Recruitment information, etc.)
  • Basics of Applying for a Job (Writing Entry Sheet, Interview Preparation, etc.)
  • Job Hunting Manners (Appearance, Telephone Protocol, E-mail and Letter Protocol,etc.)

and more.

The Job Hunting Handbook 2020 (English) will be available online in the near future.


Job Hunting Handbook 2019 (English)

Please change the language function to "Japanese", if you want to download them in Japanese.


Job Hunting Handbook 2019

Content-List (*Available in PDF format)

Ⅰ.What is Job Hunting?
I-1. The General Job Hunting Schedule for APUers
I-2. The Application and Selection Process
I-3. On-Campus Recruiting and Off-Campus Recruiting
I-4. Using the General Selection Process for your Job Hunt
I-5. Events Organized by the Career Office
I-6. Campusmate Web
I-7. Using Job-Hunting Reports

Ⅱ.Designing your future
II-1. Self Analysis
II-2. Industry and Company Research
II-3. Gathering Information and Use of Databases
II-4. Internships
II-5. Job Vacancy Information
II-6. Contacting Alumni
II-7. Use of Alumni Database

Ⅲ.To thrive the screening process
III-1. Entry Sheet and Resume
III-2. Writing Cover Letters
III-3. Written Examinations
III-4. Interviews and Group Discussions
III-5. Grooming and Appearance
III-6. Use of Polite Speech
III-7. Contacting the Companies (Phone·E mail・Sending Documents)
III-8. Writing a Japanese Cover Letter when Sending Documents

Ⅳ.Process when confirming your career choice
IV. Confirming your career choice

Ⅴ.Career Office Support Systems
V-1. Job Hunting Consultation System
V-2. Using the Reference Room
V-3. Verification of Job Hunting Activity
V-4. Issuance of Various Certificates
V-5. APU Career Office/Ritsumeikan Tokyo・Osaka Umeda Campus Information

Ⅵ.Do these specifics apply to you?
VI-1. Going to Graduate School
VI-2. International Organizations
VI-3. September (fall) graduation
VI-4. Changing your Status of Residence
VI-5. Students With Disabilities

Ⅶ.Reference
VII-1. About APU
VII-2. APU Student Enrollment by Country / Region
VII-3. Some OCR Attending Companies of AY 2017
VII-4. Major Companies and Organizations that offered jobs to APU students in Academic Year 2017
VII-5. Comments from APU Graduates
VII-6. Job-Hunting Q&A-What Should I Do When…
VII-7. Useful Job-Hunting Websites

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