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Hanoi (VNA) - Vietnamese Professionals in Japan (VPJ) has introduced a programme to help Vietnamese citizens living in Japan, especially students, find employment in the country.

Launched on September 9, the “VPJ Mentoring Programme 2020” was attended by 19 students and others wishing to change jobs, who were selected from 30 applicants.

They were advised by VPJ experts on how to improve their resume, complete a personal presentation video, and answer interview questions to catch the eye of recruiters.

Through challenges from the VPJ and comments from advisors, candidates were able to recognize their strengths and weaknesses and prepare more thoroughly when applying for jobs.

Dinh Thi Thanh Thanh, a VPJ member, highlighted the programme’s significance in the context of the ongoing COVID-19 outbreak, which has resulted in restrictions on activities at universities that help students find work.

Recruiting firms are gradually turning to interviewing candidates online, while differences in language, culture, and job-hunting habits count among the major obstacles for Vietnamese people seeking employment in Japan.

Established in 2017, VPJ works to connect the Vietnamese community and acts as a bridge to share experience and career development opportunities.

It has hosted or participated in many events in recent years to help connect Vietnamese people in Japan, such as the Vietnam Intellectual Forum in Japan 2019 and a career seminar entitled “Career Sharing”.

According to the Immigration Bureau of Japan, there were over 371,000 Vietnamese people living in Japan as of late June 2019, making it the third-largest foreign community in the country./.