JapanWorks Job Fair in Hanoi brings together enterprises and job candidates with Japanese language skills, who are in short supply in Vietnam.
Demand for employees with Japanese language skills has been rising steadily in Vietnam over recent years, Mr. Gaku Echizenya, CEO of online recruitment company VietnamWorks, said at the opening of the JapanWorks Job Fair 2015 in Hanoi on December 12.
According to VietnamWorks’s figures, the number of vacant positions that require candidates be able to speak Japanese has increased 40 per cent since this time last year. “More than 50,000 candidates with Japanese language skills have registered to seek jobs with JapanWorks,” Mr. Echizenya said.
At the JapanWorks Job Fair 2015, organized by VietnamWorks and JapanWorks, 500 job seekers with Japanese skills directly interacted with employers, engaged in various career consulting activities, and learned more about the Japanese workplace environment.
In addition to Japanese and English skills, Japanese enterprises also insist candidates possess other skills, a representative from the Embassy of Japan in Hanoi said at the fair. Handling pressure is an important skill Japanese enterprises have paid great attention to recently when seeking employees, he said.
Of the eleven companies at the fair, most were involved in IT, including Evolable Asia and Framgia Vietnam, which have huge demand for Vietnamese employees with Japanese language skills. Major names such as Honda and Toyota were also in attendance, seeking to complement their Japanese-speaking staff.
The number and quality of human resources with Japanese-language skills is less than demand. At seminars held within the framework of the fair, speakers mentioned other skills necessary for Vietnamese employees to succeed at a Japanese company.
“One of the most respected values is diligence,” said Mr. Koji Murata, Director of the Business Development Department at VietnamWorks and founder of JapanWorks.
The JapanWorks Job Fair has been publicized since September in both Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City and saw more than 5,000 people register to attend, including 2,000 in Hanoi. Five hundred with the best Japanese language skills and work experience were selected to take part at the Hanoi event.
The fair will held in Ho Chi Minh City at the Kim Do Hotel in District 1 on December 19.