Seminars and interviews will now all be held online. When companies will hold interviews will depend on the company. This year, there will be Online Live Seminars which will be held on Friday, Saturday and Sunday, 4 different times. The Online Live Seminars are open only to Boston Career Forum registrants, so please register in advance.
What are Online Live Seminars?
On certain Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays, there will be several seminars such as company seminars, panel discussions, and keynote lectures that will be useful for not only company research but also your future career. Depending on the company, there may be a Q&A session, so you will be able to ask questions on the spot. This Online Live Seminar will be held 4 times through September to November. Details will be posted on the site soon. Registration for the seminars is not required but only Boston Career Forum registrants will be able to participate.
How can I participate in Boston Career Forum ONLINE 2020?
To apply to companies or participate in the Online Live Seminars, event registration to Boston Career Forum ONLINE 2020 is required. We recommend that you register first, as registrants will receive the latest information about the event and information from companies about the application process.
Next, please create your CFN resume and check participating companies’ job postings. We recommend checking the participating companies list early on so that you will have time to learn about as many companies as possible.
Please apply actively to companies that you are interested in. Since there will not be actual interviews held at the event venue this year, there is a possibility that the selection process will proceed as soon as the application is submitted. After applying, the company will contact you about the next step.
There will also be Online Live Seminars through September to November. Seminars from participating companies, panel discussions, job hunting know-how seminars, etc. will be livestreamed so you will have an opportunity to learn more about the companies and job hunting.
When and how will interviews be conducted?
The date of the interview and how the interview will be conducted will vary by company. Most companies will conduct interviews using web conferencing tools (ex. Skype, Zoom, Google Hangout, Webex, etc.). The company will contact applicants directly regarding the date of the interview and the method.
Are all participating companies on the “Participating Companies List”?
The company list will be updated as new companies sign up. We recommend that you check the participating companies list frequently, apply early, and continue job hunting.
Is there an opportunity to participate in company information sessions?
Whether the company will have information sessions or not, the style, the schedule, etc. will vary by company. First, check the company profile and job posting from “Participating Companies List”. Some companies will have live and on-demand seminars. Details will be posted later.
What is Livestream Replay?
If you missed out on the Online Live Seminars, you will have a chance to watch the recorded version again. However, since these are recorded, you will not be able to participate in the Q&A section of the seminar if there is one. Please note that not all companies will have recorded seminars. The schedule will be posted soon.
Who can participate?
Boston Career Forum 2020 Online is a job fair for Japanese and English bilinguals. Anyone with at least a beginner level in both Japanese and English can participate. Depending on the company, you may need to have a certain language level, major, graduation period, etc. to apply, so please check the job qualifications for each company before applying.
Those who still have a while until graduation are also welcome to participate to find internships or conduct company research.
What kind of positions are available?
There are various types of positions such as internships, full-time positions, and contract positions. You can apply from anywhere in the world. We recommend actively applying to companies. For more information, please see the job postings for each company.