Nov 24 2017 Mark (USA) Exploring New Heights at Japanese Drones Company

How​ ​hard/easy​ ​would​ ​you​ ​describe​ ​job​ ​hunting​ ​in​ ​Japan?

It’s​ ​about​ ​the​ ​same​ ​as​ ​in​ ​the​ ​US.​ ​​ ​(I’m​ ​an​ ​engineer,​ ​so​ ​perhaps​ ​different​ ​fields are​ ​harder​ ​or​ ​easier…)

How​ ​different​ ​would​ ​it​ ​have​ ​been​ ​without​ ​Active​ ​Connector?

I​ ​doubt​ ​that​ ​I​ ​would’ve​ ​found​ ​a​ ​job​ ​that​ ​I​ ​love.​ ​​ ​I​ ​probably​ ​would’ve​ ​had​ ​to​ ​settle for​ ​“just​ ​something​ ​to​ ​pay​ ​the​ ​bills”,​ ​which​ ​is​ ​what​ ​I’ve​ ​been​ ​doing​ ​for​ ​quite​ ​a​ ​few years.

How​ ​are​ ​you​ ​finding​ ​your​ ​new​ ​job?​ ​Any​ ​challenges/highlights?

So​ ​far,​ ​I​ ​love​ ​my​ ​new​ ​job.​ ​​ ​I’m​ ​working​ ​on​ ​a​ ​project​ ​that​ ​is​ ​interesting​ ​and challenging​ ​to​ ​me,​ ​and​ ​the​ ​other​ ​engineers​ ​are​ ​working​ ​on​ ​super-interesting stuff,​ ​too​ ​(like​ ​AI​ ​and​ ​machine​ ​learning).​ ​​ ​There’s​ ​room​ ​for​ ​me​ ​to​ ​grow​ ​and​ ​stay interested.

​Would​ ​you​ ​recommend​ ​Active​ ​Connector​ ​to​ ​others?​ ​Why?

If​ ​you​ ​are​ ​an​ ​engineer​ ​or​ ​scientist​ ​(or​ ​similar),​ ​then​ ​yes​ ​I​ ​recommend​ ​Active Connector,​ ​because​ ​they​ ​have​ ​lots​ ​of​ ​positions​ ​for​ ​engineers​ ​and​ ​scientists.

What​ ​was​ ​the​ ​most​ ​helpful/positive​ ​feature​ ​about​ ​your​ ​experience​ ​with​ ​Active Connector?

Active​ ​Connector​ ​has​ ​jobs​ ​that​ ​I’m​ ​actually​ ​interested​ ​in.​ ​​ ​I’ve​ ​gone​ ​through Robert​ ​Walters​ ​before​ ​(and​ ​a​ ​couple​ ​others)​ ​and​ ​they’re​ ​always​ ​trying​ ​to​ ​talk​ ​me into​ ​some​ ​office-job​ ​building​ ​websites​ ​for​ ​some​ ​big,​ ​boring​ ​corporation.​ ​​ ​In
college,​ ​I​ ​didn’t​ ​study​ ​programming​ ​or​ ​building​ ​websites​ ​–​ ​I​ ​studied​ ​physics​ ​and math.​ ​​ ​I​ ​want​ ​to​ ​create​ ​new​ ​technology​ ​in​ ​an​ ​R&D​ ​environment.​ ​​ ​Active Connector​ ​is​ ​the​ ​only​ ​recruiter​ ​that​ ​I​ ​know​ ​of​ ​in​ ​Japan​ ​who​ ​got​ ​me​ ​interviews​ ​in real​ ​R&D​ ​environments.​ ​​ ​I​ ​want​ ​to​ ​be​ ​a​ ​real​ ​engineer,​ ​not​ ​some​ ​boring code-monkey.

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