If you are wondering how to search job vacancy in Japan, here are the best solutions you can look into.
In Japan, people often search for job listings online, on recruitment websites or apps. Some popular websites for part-time jobs include Baitoru (バイトル), TownWork (タウンワーク), MyNavi-Baito (マイナビバイト), Indeed, and FromA (フロムエー). TownWork, Indeed, and FromA can also be used to search for full-time jobs, as well as Baitoru-NEXT (バイトルNEXT) and MyNavi (マイナビ).
Quick Jobs Japan is a website exclusively targeting foreigners searching for part-time jobs in Japan. Typically, part-time jobs pay hourly, while full-time jobs pay monthly.
There are many job listings for restaurants and cafes, both part-time and full-time, so jobs like these can easily be found on most recruitment websites. The average wage for part-time workers at restaurants and cafes in cities such as Tokyo, Osaka, or Fukuoka is about 1,000 yen per hour, and 250,000 yen per month for full-time workers.
Working in large cities may be tough since it is very busy, but many places offer raises for night shifts (eg. a 25% raise after 10pm) or weekend shifts. Jobs in central areas also typically pay more than those in decentralized areas.
You can search for job listings by category on most recruitment websites, so jobs at hotels can also be searched on the websites listed above. The average wage for part-time workers is about 1,100 yen per hour, which is slightly higher than jobs at restaurants, but jobs at hotels may be harder to find. Full-time workers are paid about 230,000 yen per month on average, but this may depend on the job description (which also applies to part-time workers).
If you are looking to practice and improve your Japanese, working in the service industry may be good experience. There is no better way to practice your Japanese than to use it in the real world! However, if you are worried about issues in communication, jobs that do not involve communicating with customers (such as cleaning or kitchen staff) is another option to consider. In this case, you may still be able to practice your Japanese through communication with your coworkers.
It is up to you whether you choose to work near your house, your school, or some place else that you are interested in, but it is important to think about how easy it is for you to access, so make sure to look up how and how long it takes to get there when considering a job. Uniform/ dress code may be another thing to look at, since some places have strict dress codes or rental uniforms.
Most recruitment websites allow you to search for jobs according to location. You can search by selecting regions, stations, or the time it takes from your nearest station. If there is a particular store, restaurant, hotel, etc. that you want to work at, there is often recruitment information listed on that particular store's website so it is also possible to contact them through the website or by phone or email.
When looking at the wage, it is also important to consider whether or not there is a raise for later hours or weekends, payment of transportation fee, and overtime.
Another thing to keep in mind when deciding on a job is how well the working hours suit your lifestyle, for example how many days a week or hours a day they expect you to work. If it is your first time working in Japan, it may be easier to start at large chain stores, restaurants, hotels, etc. since they often provide clear manuals and have set standards, procedures, and rules.
There are also one-time jobs that pay daily such as light work, which typically pay more than 10,000 yen a day, but the conditions of jobs like these (hours, location, wage, job description, etc.) should be considered especially carefully.