Vol. 1 Golden Week Goodies
Welcome to English language version of the CareerCross News. It has been a long time coming, but we are proud to eventually release our first addition and hope you will enjoy reading it.
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- All that glitters in Golden Week may include a career
- Featured Companies on CareerCross
- Nippon Ericsson K.K. - Telecomunications
- Mint; Mobile Interpretation K.K. - Providing interpretation services via mobile phone
- PTS Japan - IT/ Facilities/Recruitment Consulting
- Workplace remedies for "May sickness" morale
- Job Spotlight / Hot Jobs
- Sales Manager - Salary: 8 - 12 million yen
- Direct Marketing Assistant - Salary: negotiable, based on experience
- Researcher - Salary: negotiable, based on experience
All that glitters in Golden Week may include a career
Joining the nation-wide vacation blitz in Golden Week on May 3 evokes bittersweet anticipation. It's one of Japan's longest yet most hectic holidays, promising to plunge even the adroit planner into huge crowds, queues and crash courses in patience. But that's only half the story. Golden Week 2005 saw a surge of 856,000 locals traveling abroad and a long-awaited year-on-year rise (1.4%) in domestic travel. It has Japan's tourism, travel and hospitality industries anticipating a Midas touch. In all, 2005 recorded the second highest rate of overseas travel in 40 years. Forecasts are mixed but show a steady uptrend. Interested in the golden opportunities these fields have to offer? Mine for them at: http://www.careercross.com/en/023500_tourism_travel_hospitality.html
Featured Companies on CareerCross
Nippon Ericsson K.K.
Our history of more than 125 years is at the same time the history of telecommunication technologies.
Mint; Mobile Interpretation K.K.
We are a venture firm conducting trials for a new mobile phone based interpretation service.
PTS Japan - IT/ Facilities/Recruitment Consulting
We are a leading independent IT, Facilities, and Recruitment consulting firm with a proven track record for service innovation and delivery.
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Workplace remedies for "May sickness" morale
If you, your coworkers or staff are feeling down it may be Japan's dreaded "gogatsu-byo," or May sickness. This mild mass depression is said to be the result of long hours wrapping up year-end projects, launching new ones and cramming for exams around the start of the new fiscal and academic years in April. It's also when many firms take on new recruits, who by now may pine for days of old. Golden Week brings respite, but then comes a reluctant return to work - and the rainy season. Don't worry; this too shall pass. But it's an ideal time for employees to look to career goals, exercise, hobbies and family life for inspiration. Employers might consider how kudos, employee incentives and an izakaya outing can boost morale - and productivity!
Job Spotlight / Hot jobs
Sales Manager - Salary: 8 - 12 million yen
As sales manager you will open and develop a new market and build a sales force.
Direct Marketing Assistant - Salary: negotiable, based on experience
Tasks vary from generating marketing reports to managing marketing projects. High level English skills will be required.
Researcher - Salary: negotiable, based on experience
Looking for a researcher who can assist us in conducting Background Screening Checks in both Japanese and English.
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