Aug 15 2017 Asami Matsumoto, CEO/Founder
Name: Asami Matsumoto
Brief Background: Born in Japan, but have been moving around the globe. Lived in UK, Canada, Ghana, and Pakistan. Have travelled all around the world.
Comments from Asami Hi all! I left Japan at the age of 17 with the ambition to “Change the world for the better”. I studied at United World College in Wales and entered McGill University located in Montreal, Canada. As I was approaching my graduation time at McGill, I was forced to participate a so-called “Career Forum” by my friends and my family.
Not knowing how I can pursue my dream career to realize my ambition, I reluctantly joined the Career Forum. There, I was so shocked to see many people dressed in black suits, it looked like a funeral to me. People lining up for interviews that people don’t even know what the companies are really doing etc… I felt myself at a complete loss.
I did not know what kind of career choices I had, what would be suitable jobs, how to choose companies etc… But there, I was thrown out to just apply for jobs and take interviews.
I hated it.
I was invited to the final dinner session (interview) from several foreign investment banks. I did not know anything about banking but I took the interviews because it looked like most competitive and fulfilling.
But I failed the interviews.
I felt like my entire existence was denied.
That was the beginning of my career journey. I later joined UNICEF as an intern, entered Goldman Sachs, moved to Pakistan to work for an NGO and came back to Japan to join JICA for a project in Pakistan etc…. then I ended up giving up everything that I had built to start my entrepreneur life (despite my family’s plea not to do it….)
I can now say that I finally found my dream job here at Active Connector. But it took so much time and I went through many sufferings and pain. I am not denying all the adversity I went through but at the same time, if possible, I want to be the guiding light to others for the paths they can really find their dream jobs.
Life is so precious, every moment counts.
We have been taught a lot about how to understand the world at schools, but we hardly learnt how to understand ourselves and search for our dream career.
Active Connector is here to help you out your passion and find the most suitable job positions for you.
Forget about what people tell you about a “Good company” or a “Good job”.
What does “Good” really mean to you?
We hope we can be a part of your career journey in Japan and help you find the “BEST” job for YOU!
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