Frequently Asked Questions

Q: Can I apply to multiple positions?
A: Yes, you can apply to any positions that sound interesting to you.

Q: I didn’t find a suitable position for me, what do I do?
A: You can send us an open application, where we will contact you when we have job offers that more closely match your background.

Q: What documents should I send you with my application?
A: At first, an up-to-date CV is enough. If the client requests extra documents we will ask you for them.

Q: Are your positions limited contracts?
A: No, we only fill permanent positions.

Q: Are there any fees for the candidate?
A: No, our service is free for candidates.

Q: Will I be employed at Japan Management or directly with your client?
A: Our client will directly hire you, though we will interview and speak with you before that to arrange meeting our client.

Q: If I am a European with Japanese language skills, can I apply?
A: Absolutely, we employ many Europeans with Japanese language skills for our clients.

Q: Do you also employ Japanese staff?
A: We employ about 10% Japanese staff and around 90% Europeans.

Q: If I apply for a new job through Japan Management, will my information be kept confidential?
A: Absolutely. Your information is handled in accordance with GDPR. We consult candidates before sending information to clients, and keep candidates up-to-date on any progress made.

Q: What kind of positions do you fill?
A: We employ people in all possible positions from Assistant level to Director level. This includes many secretaries, bookkeepers, sales assistants, marketing staff, sales representatives, sales engineers, development engineers, CAD engineers, sales managers, HR and administration managers, financial directors and controllers, senior management, etc.

Q: Which industries do you cover the most?
A: At the moment our focus lies in Automotive, Chemical, Electronic, Machine Tools, Pharmaceutical and Heavy Industries. We have covered positions in all industries and have many clients with more niche requirements.

Q: Which geographical areas do you cover?
A: We cover all of Europe and have even employed people in Japan.

Q: Do you ever work for other nationality companies?
A: We also employ staff for non-Japanese companies.

Q: Where is Japan Management located?
A: Our office is based near Frankfurt, a central location within Germany. This allows fast access to areas we cover such as Düsseldorf, Rhein-Main and Stuttgart and convenient access to Germany’s largest airport for Europe-wide projects.

Q: When was Japan Management founded?
A: Our company was founded over 30 years ago by European partners who had a private interest in Japan and had previously done business with Japanese companies. They determined that this was a niche market which was not receiving much support and decided to use their knowledge of European and Japanese cultures to bridge the gap.

Q: Why are you specialised for Japanese companies?
A: Most of the Japanese companies have a Japanese working philosophy, and not all candidates are suitable/qualified for such an environment. Our job is finding the candidates who have not only the right technical qualifications, but also the right mentality for such a Japanese company.

Q: What makes Japan Management different to other recruitment companies?
A: We will support you throughout the entire process for securing your next career step. Our decades of expertise and proven processes will ensure a mutually beneficial conclusion for you and the client.