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Check My CFN

There are several functions on the My CFN page. Besides applying to companies, you can edit your resume, manage your applications, and check in for events, etc. all from My CFN. Notifications from companies will also be sent to My CFN, so we recommend you to frequently log-in to My CFN.

Create and edit resume, change privacy setting

To apply to companies or to use the scout service, you will need to create a resume. You can create and edit both the English and Japanese resume. If you use the scout service, where companies directly contact you after viewing your resume, you can make your resume public or private from here.

Manage video

When submitting a video to a company, you can easily select which video you want to send by saving it here. You can upload multiple videos. For the scout service, you can not only make your resume public, but also your videos too. It is also possible to have a separate video prepared for when you apply to companies and one for the scout service.

Mailbox

Notifications from companies (including scout messages) and interview/seminar information for events will be sent here. To not miss important messages, frequently check your mailbox. Some information regarding Scout and interview/seminars may be time sensitive, so try to check as soon as possible.

Messages related to Career Forums you registered to are automatically deleted one week after the event.

Application history/manage reservations

You can check past applications and documents here. If you are concerned about the completion of an application, check if the job you applied to is posted here. If it is posted here, your application is complete. Also, questions you can answer even after application submission and uploading videos can be done here. However, please make sure to do so before the company closes entries. We recommend you to submit them early since you will not be able to submit them after the deadline.

You can check your interview/seminar reservations as well as information here.

Manage account

You can change your email address, block certain companies from viewing your resume (scout service), change desired job setting, and cancel membership from here. If you wish to make changes, be sure to always click on the “Update” button. If you are not able to click on the button, it means that some required fields are left blank.

Career Forum check-in and admission ticket printing

Check-in is required at all Career Forums on the day of the event. You can check in with the CFN app but if you do not have the app, you can check in by logging into My CFN. From the Registered Career Forum(s) menu, find the event you are trying to attend to and click on “Attend (Day X).” (Button will be able to be pressed on event day.)

If you do not own a smartphone, click on “Admission Ticket”” and from the next page, you will be able to print out the tickets.

Hotel reservation and flight arrangements

If you decide to participate in the Career Forum, arrange hotel reservations and plane tickets as soon as possible. If the event dates overlap with tourist season or convention season, it may become more difficult to make arrangements. Also, as the Career Forum approaches, prices of airline tickets tend to rise. Please plan accordingly so that you will not miss out on important job seeking opportunities because you were not able to make hotel / plane ticket arrangements.

We recommend you to arrive on the evening before the day of the event to make full use of the Career Forum. By arriving the night before, you will be able to prepare and will not be in a rush in the morning. Depending on the event, there may be a networking reception with companies the day before the event so please check the event page before making any plans.

Also, depending on the event, there is coat check (possibility of a fee). If you are coming directly from the airport to the event, you can check your luggage at coat check.

Applying to travel scholarships

Career Forums, where you are able to interview with multiple companies at one time, is attended by not only those who live near the event location but from all over the world. This is why we have a travel scholarship program. Not all Career Forums have a travel scholarship program so please check each event page for details. Depending on the Career Forum, the application deadline is divided into 3 separate rounds. Even if you were not selected for the first round, you will automatically be considered for the second round. Therefore, if you apply early on, you will have up to 3 chances to be awarded the travel scholarship.

Although the number of scholarships is limited, many job seekers still participate in the Career Forum without the travel scholarship every year and have received job offers. Even if you are not selected, please attend the Career Forum to take advantage of the career opportunities that are available.

If there is a travel scholarship program, there will be a Travel Scholarship tab on the event page menu. Click on Travel Scholarship and you can apply for it when you click on “Apply for Travel Scholarship.” You will apply with your CFN resume. If you are not a CFN member, you can register to become a member when you apply for the travel scholarship.
*Please note that you will not be able to edit or re-submit your application once you submit your application

Making interview appointments

The selection process varies depending on the company. This is the general step . After applying to a job, you can check your application history from My CFN’s application management. You can also submit answers and videos later from here. However, please note that answers or videos cannot be submitted after the company closes the application. We recommend that you submit everything earlier than the application deadline.

Some companies may send automated messages such as “Thank you for applying” to those who applied. The next step in the interview process may be included in this automated message, so please be sure to check. Not all companies have automated messages set up, so even if you didn’t receive an automated reply, it doesn’t mean that your application didn’t go through. For details, please check the Application History/Manage Reservations page. Depending on the company, they may proceed with the selection process with the submitted resume or some may require additional materials. Try to submit them within a few days as possible. If it might take more than a week to gather all of your materials, explain the situation (i.e. waiting for reply from the university) and tell them when you will be able to submit the materials. In doing so, don’t forget to relay your interest for the company.

Companies may hold phone or online interviews before the event. For online interviews, they will usually set a time in advance, but for phone interviews, they may call you without prior notice. Be prepared so that you can speak to the company at any time. Also, you may suddenly receive a phone call to set up an interview, so be sure to know your schedule.

For phone or online interviews, they will contact you via email or phone, but for appointments during the event, you may receive messages to My CFN. If the company sends interview invitations using CFN’s appointment system, you will receive it in My CFN’s Interview/Seminar Invitation mailbox. By clicking on the interview reservation button, you can select the time of the interview from the date decided by the company. Times frames are limited, so we recommend you confirm the date and time as soon as possible. You can also set the interview time from Application History/Manage Reservations.

By setting up an appointment, you will be able to efficiently go around the booths during the event so we recommend you apply online to companies. After applying, even if you do not receive a reply from a company, visit their booth on the day of the event. Directly appeal your strong points that cannot be conveyed from your resume.


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