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  • But honestly to give you the full tea on that job, like honestly I didn't like it, I didn't really like it, at all.

  • Hey guys, it's Mikan and today I was supposed to upload a more interesting video,

  • but guess what happened! I'm just so unlucky, like honestly just so unlucky.

  • I'd literally spent a week straight

  • editing this video that turned out to be literally 40 minutes straight,

  • And as soon as I exported, it my computer crashed and burned! Not literally, but it's pretty dead now.

  • It has been years and years that I've had that computer though, so

  • I feel like it's time for an upgrade. I would have preferred it not tonight but..

  • What can you do?? So bare with me!

  • Today I decided to, instead, make a little bit more of a simple, sit-down, talk video because that's one that I can edit more quickly,

  • because now I have to borrow my boyfriend's laptop! But yeah,

  • today's topic is work in Japan and what kinds of jobs I know that people have here.

  • Obviously there's all kinds of jobs, but I kind of just want to go through, like, the most

  • common kinds of jobs for foreigners in Japan. I'm also going to be talking about my job in Japan.

  • Now,

  • I'm actually mainly a

  • student, like my main thing here in Japan has always been to study, but on a student visa you can get permission to work.

  • So I now work part-time after school. No, my job is not being a youtuber. I do not make enough money...hehehe

  • Please turn off adblock. But yeah, let's get into it.

  • First of all,

  • I want to talk about the first job that I had when I came to Japan, and it's probably the easiest one,

  • if you are someone who is from an English-speaking country,

  • or you're someone who is very very good at English, in particular if you can't speak Japanese and that is private English tutoring.

  • Ooh, how do you feel about my shoulders being out? I don't know I feel weird about it..

  • Basically, what it tends to be is, you put up your profile, being likeHey,

  • I can teach English.” And then people reach out to you to be like, “Hey,

  • I want to learn English from you.” And then you meet up, and then you usually have like an hour,

  • but it depends on how much the student wants, and like how long you're available.

  • And it's usually mostly conversational,

  • so it's usually for people who want to practice conversation.

  • So you don't actually need any experience. You actually just have to be able to speak English.

  • I didn't actually prepare all that much,

  • I would usually just prepare, like, a list of questions that I can ask someone for the trial lesson.

  • Usually you would have a trial lesson that is cheaper than your regular lesson,

  • But honestly you do a lot of trial lessons, DO NOT DO THEM FOR FREE! Ohhh my god, wait

  • hehe sorry had to get comfortable. So,

  • my first lesson was actually a trial lesson that I did for free and it was SO WEIRD, because I thought like, “Oh

  • it's a trial lesson I'll do it for free.” DONT DO IT FOR FREE! It was just this guy and the whole time

  • he was like obsessing over this idol girl

  • That he like, really loved and like he would go see her all the time. And he's like, this really like, old dude and I'm just like..

  • And then at the end of the lesson, he gave me a stack of idol CDs'

  • instead of payments, because my trial lesson was free. I don't know, he gave me really weird vibes.

  • I remember being like, “Okay bye!”

  • And like not getting on my train coz I was like, I don't want this guy to know where I live.

  • It was just so weird receiving like a stack of Idol CDs as payment like, charge for trial lessons!

  • But honestly to give you the full tea on that job, like honestly, I didn't like it,

  • I didn't really like it, at all.

  • It was mostly just like businessmen and like, I don't know like, I guess they just wanted to hang out with me?

  • Like, I never felt that comfortable doing it.

  • I always met them in really, really public places and I never met them at like my home-

  • I did meet them at my home station! Oh my gosh, don't do that. You shouldn't do that.

  • Make sure you do not go to their house. Make sure they do not go to your house. That's really, really important.

  • There's actually a famous case of an English teacher who was killed...

  • by her student. Ohhh makes me so saddd.

  • So it can definitely be dangerous,

  • But as long as you meet in like, I don't know, Shinjuku station,

  • and then like, you go to like, a café near the station or something, you should be fine.

  • But it's also..I don't know..it can be dangerous. Do you know what I mean?

  • Usually you would meet in a cafe and you would just have like, have a one-on-one conversation and that was basically the job,

  • it was really easy

  • but the thing about it is, it was really hard to predict how much money you were gonna be making, because if you have like

  • a normal job, then you can just count like how many hours you're doing this month,

  • "Oh, that's how much I'm gonna be payed.” Do you know what I mean?

  • But if you are someone who does something like this, where it's like a case-by-case basis,

  • then you don't know how much money you're gonna have and it really stresses me out because I'm a planner. I like to really plan

  • things out, which is why I'm really unhappy having to buy a new laptop, because mine broke. THEY WERE GONNA CHARGE ME

  • $200 TO FIX IT. CAN YOU BELIEVE IT $200 TO FIX THIS...

  • I am that kind of person who likes to know how much money I'm gonna be making, before I spend money.

  • Do you know what I mean? I remember there was actually a time, around December last year, when I was not getting any students...

  • I'm not really promoting this job well..

  • The point is, it's really easy job to have, if you don't speak any Japanese

  • I know you can also do it if you speak other languages, but I don't really think there's as high of a demand,

  • But definitely like, I have a friend who does it with Italian, and things like that.

  • There's definitely some people so it's definitely worth like just checking out, and seeing if it's something you can do.

  • Like, if you're not an English speaker. I used to recommend hellosensei.com for it, but now I actually recommend Flamingo, it's like an app.

  • The reason I recommend

  • Flamingo is because if you use Flamingo like there are so many times where the student just cancels last minute and if they're through

  • HelloSensei, there's nowhere for you to get the money and

  • you've just wasted your time, but with Flamingo if they cancel within a certain period of time,

  • (I don't remember what it was) then you still get the money, which I think is really important because there were actually so many

  • times where I was so glad for that because like I would just go to the station and I would just be waiting there,

  • But if a student cancelled on Flamingo you'd be likeSweet, I get to go home. I still get the money.

  • So yeah,

  • I recommend Flamingo. But the main positive point about private tutoring is:

  • A) You don't have to actually speak any Japanese for it,

  • so it's really good for when you first come to Japan and

  • B) It's completely flexible around your schedule,

  • as long as there are actually students who are willing to come to you at those times.

  • Let's move on. The main kind of job that I see people doing when they get to like an N3 level is like, normal

  • jobs that you would do in like, pretty much any country. So working in shops, or like working in restaurants and things like that.

  • They're perfectly doable jobs. The pay is not great..

  • I would say the average pay for those kinds of jobs is around 1000 yen an hour,

  • Which I honestly don't really feel like it's a lot when you live in Tokyo..

  • You probably need to be around an N3

  • level before you're able to get these jobs at least, because obviously if you're doing these jobs you have to actually be able to converse

  • with customers and stuff. You can get some pretty interesting jobs. For example, my friend Julia worked in the

  • Liz Lisa in Harajuku before it shut down and now she works in the Liz Lisa in Shibuya, and obviously she's really liked the brand Liz Lisa

  • for a really long time, so she really loves the job.

  • So there's a lot of opportunities for jobs like that.

  • If you want to find jobs like that,

  • I recommend going to them, and just checking if they have signs, because usually if they're looking for

  • staff, they'll have a sign that says like, “We need staff, here's what you need to contact.” And things like that.

  • That's usually the main way to get those kinds of jobs.

  • They'll usually have a sign outside the door or like, next to the cashier or something that says like, “Please apply for a job here.”

  • Next is one that a lot of my friends do and that is modelling! Now,

  • there are a lot of agencies for foreigner models in Japan, and you can get pretty successful doing it,

  • for example PeachMilky_, Sophie. She is doing very, very well in Japan as the model

  • I believe. I sometimes do see her pictures walking around the shops and stuff. She is very pretty,

  • obviously. That is obviously like an important point, although obviously with modeling,

  • there's a lot of like different demands likeOh we need like an old lady for this thing.” For example.

  • Do you know what I mean? Personally for me,

  • I am signed up with a modeling agency, and I do sometimes do work with them, but I find as a student

  • it's really

  • hard

  • to work it around my schedule, because usually the shoots are like a really set time, like there's no other way, like we can't do

  • one hour later, we can't do one hour earlier, like it has to be at this time, and that can be really difficult if you're a

  • student because obviously like, I can only do like weekends pretty much. But, it is a visa

  • sponsorship route, if you're someone who maybe doesn't want to live in Japan long term, but you want to have a visa

  • that's a really good option to go through, you'd just have to ask the companies if they'd be willing to sponsor you a visa because they can

  • I believe it's an entertainment visa, but don't quote me on that because I'm still on my student visa.

  • I actually do think those jobs pay pretty well. Not the ones I do!

  • Because I'm not that pretty..but it's enough for someone who does those kinds of jobs to only do like a couple jobs a month

  • and then still survive..I believe, don't quote me on that! Coz I don't know,

  • I don't know what they're doing. And it does sound like a pretty fun job. So that's always an option..if you're beautiful

  • which I'm not. Then of course

  • there is like actual English teaching with like a company or with a school. Usually for these kinds of jobs

  • you need a bachelorette, or you need to have like two years experience or something like that, like don't

  • quote me on this, because a lot of people ask me questions about this and like, I don't do this so

  • I'm definitely not the right person to ask a lot about this. I just know like, the basics

  • I feel like? So definitely, if you feel like this is something you want to do, like, look up the details yourself.

  • It depends on so many things. If you want to find jobs like this

  • I feel like ///.com is a pretty good place,

  • but I don't really know again because I don't do it.

  • But yeah,

  • there's a lot of people that I know here who do English teaching, and sometimes you do it with like, a school and you're like

  • the substitute teacher, and then sometimes you do it with like a kindergarten, and you're like the teacher and it sounds like fun, it does,

  • um, especially the ones who work with kids, although I hear they get sick a lot..

  • But if you are someone who wants to be a teacher anyway,

  • it's a really great route to go, in particular if you're someone who enjoys teaching, and who wants to live in Japan,

  • it's like perfect, how great. I don't actually think you need any Japanese for these jobs,

  • but I guess it really does depend on the job. I feel like it would say on the application.

  • I know that there are a lot of programs that offer this kind of thing,

  • but I also feel like, it wouldn't be too much of an issue to just apply to the school yourself.

  • I feel a lot of those jobs are mainly teaching assistant jobs, but Max's boyfriend

  • Chris, is actually a teacher in an International School in Japan

  • But he is like, an actual teacher, like, he has experience teaching and he doesn't just teach English,

  • he teaches like subjects and things like that. To like, international students in Japan. So those kinds of jobs are also available. I feel like

  • those are the main kinds of jobs, I guess except for..media type jobs?

  • I guess, if you have experience in media.

  • But I feel like I only know those people because..I work with those kinds of people, like YouTube

  • agencies and stuff have a lot of those people. So I guess that's also a job route? But I literally know nothing about it!

  • Great for me..But yeah, if you're someone who wants to work in media, definitely look into it,

  • I don't know anything, but it's..uh..probably an option!

  • Now let's get into what my job is, because everyone's asking, because it's confusing.

  • So basically,

  • as I said before,

  • I used to kind of teach English

  • privately and then, while I was doing that I was reached out by my current company, and they asked if I would like to work

  • with them, and they basically do English teaching cafes,

  • which is basically, literally, exactly what I did, but like, more official? So the whole thing is they would have like events, where like people

  • who want to learn English would come and they would pay to have lessons, like,

  • conversational lessons with you, and they asked me if I wanted to join them and I was like..okay!

  • Because I could still do my own private teaching on the side, so it didn't really matter that much.

  • I basically just joined them because I was like, ohhh I think it's fine.

  • But I was kind of lucky because at the time my boss was actually looking for someone who would be able to help with like

  • videos and things like that, because they wanted to send homework videos out to the students.

  • So basically, I make videos to send to students as homework, to kind of..support their learning.

  • I film them, like this, and then I edit them, and all that kind of stuff.

  • I also help a little bit with writing scripts,

  • but that's not really the main thing that I do

  • My boss had been looking to find someone who is comfortable in front of the camera for a really long time,

  • So he was quite happy to find me because I am a youtuber, as you know

  • So to me, speaking in front of the camera and shooting videos and editing them is like, whatever, you know

  • like, it's what I do. But I guess it can be hard to find someone like that..

  • It's a really nice job though, because my boss is quite chill. So I'm able to work it completely around my hours.

  • He basically asked me to stop private teaching, and just put all the hours that I can into this job instead.

  • Which I'm happy with because, again, I have that stability of knowing like, how much I'm gonna get paid. Speaking of

  • pay, I actually don't think I'm allowed to talk about how much I get paid

  • So, I'm sorry, but I'm gonna have to not mention it. But yeah, it's a pretty chill job,

  • I was really lucky because it's such a rare kind of job like, where I can choose

  • completely when I work and it's actually a job that I don't mind doing, because it's basically what I do anyway.

  • So, I feel like I'm really lucky with this job honestly, but yeah

  • I think those are pretty much the main jobs. Like obviously, like if you have a degree in science

  • then there's probably something in that but like, I don't really know those kinds of things because I don't know anyone who does those

  • kinds of things. Those jobs that I just mentioned are pretty much the only jobs that I know people have here, so they are,

  • realistically, the easiest jobs to find in Japan. So yeah, I think that sums up everything

  • Sorry for the very simple video this week!

  • I hope you at least found it informative,

  • and I promise you that as soon as things are up and running, I'm gonna be back on that good good content!

  • Thank you guys so much for watching, don't forget to hit like and subscribe. Thank you! Byeeee! Subtitles by @kawaiimikan_fan on instagram tehe

But honestly to give you the full tea on that job, like honestly I didn't like it, I didn't really like it, at all.

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