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Fukuoka International Student
Support Center

3F ACROS Fukuoka 1-1-1 Tenjin,
Chuo-ku, Fukuoka City, Fukuoka,
810-0001
Fukuoka International Student
Support Center

(inside Kokusai Hiroba)
TEL 092-725-9201
FAX 092-725-9206
Opening hours 10:00-19:00
Open every day except between Dec 29 - Jan 3

HOME >【Working in Fukuoka】For International Students

For International Students Wishing to Do a Part-Time Job

FiSSC offers a free part-time job placement service to international students enrolled in universities, junior colleges and technical colleges located in Fukuoka Prefecture. The jobs include those involving interpretation and translation, and allow international students to make use of their skills.

*The Free Job Placement Service Desk of the Fukuoka International Student Support Center’s Administrative Council offers a free job referral service, based on a permit issued by the Minister of Health, Labour and Welfare.
(Permit No.: 40-ム-300012, Permitted date: October 1, 2008)

Flowchart from Registration to Employment

Eligible applicants

International students enrolled in universities, junior colleges and technical colleges located in Fukuoka Prefecture

Registration Method

  • 1. Download and fill in Registration Form for a Job-Seeker
  • 2. Take a photo of the front and back of your Student Card and Residence Card. *'Permission to Engage in Activity
      Other than that under Status of Residence' is required
  • 3. Send the Job Seeker form and photos of Student Card/Residence Card to club.fissc@gmail.com.
  • 4. Our staff will confirm your registration by phone.

What You Should Know Before Starting a Part-Time Job

*Obtain permission to engage in non-academic activities

International students who wish to work part-time (to engage in paid activities) must first obtain permission to engage in non-academic activities. The application for permission should be submitted to the nearby Immigration Bureau office by the international student, either in person or through the university/college in which the student is enrolled. If you wish to engage in a part-time job, you should be careful to keep your job activities within a scope that does not affect your studying, which is the essential purpose of being an international student, and also stay within the permitted scope of non-academic activities (regarding work contents, maximum working hours and permitted period of employment).

Know the upper limit on part-time working hours

For those with a resident status of “college student,” the maximum number of working hours is stipulated by the Immigration Control Act as described below.

・Permitted working hours per week:
No more than 28 hours
Permitted working hours during long school breaks (summer vacation, winter vacation, etc.):
No more than 8 hours per day

*FiSSC has published a Guide to Part-Time Jobs for International Students (PDF) to provide advice to international students who wish to take on part-time jobs.
Please refer to it for more information.

For International Students Seeking a Regular Job

FiSSC supports the job hunting activities of each international student who is seeking a job at a company in Fukuoka Prefecture and elsewhere in Japan with an individual job placement service, job search seminars and individual consultations.

*The Free Job Placement Service Desk of the Fukuoka International Student Support Center’s Administrative Council offers a free job referral service, based on a permit issued by the Minister of Health, Labour and Welfare.
(Permit No.: 40-ム-300012, Permitted date: October 1, 2008)

Flowchart from Registration to Employment

Eligible applicants

International students enrolled in graduate schools, universities, junior colleges and technical colleges located in Fukuoka Prefecture, and those engaged in job hunting activities with the resident status of designated activities (non-academic activities after graduation)

Area served

Japan

Range of job types

All kinds (For regular employment, only those jobs that are in accordance with the resident status stipulated in the Immigration Control and Refugee Recognition Act)

Registration Method

  • 1. Download and fill in Registration Form for a Job-Seeker
  • 2. Take a photo of the front and back of your Student Card and Residence Card. *'Permission to Engage in Activity
      Other than that under Status of Residence' is required
  • 3. Send the Job Seeker form and photos of Student Card/Residence Card to club.fissc@gmail.com.
  • 4. Our staff will confirm your registration by phone.

For those engaged in job hunting activities with the resident status of designated activities
(non-academic activities after graduation)

  • 1. A document that proves actual enrollment at a university or a college in Fukuoka, such as a certificate of graduation
  • 2. A document that proves eligibility to engage in job hunting activities under the resident status of designated activities
  • 3. Residence card (alien registration certificate)
  • 4. Registration Form for a Job-Seeker Please download the form and fill it out by hand (no typed entries).

“Shukatsu Oen Club,” Job Search Seminars for International Students

FiSSC hosts job search seminars for international students who seek jobs at Japanese companies.
The programs conducted in 2013 included the following:

  • ・How to start job search activities
  • ・How to dress properly, the proper use of words, proper behavior
  • ・Basic knowledge regarding job search activities and business
  • ・How to make phone calls
  • ・Self-analysis
  • ・Industry research
  • ・Time schedule for job search activities, how to make an application
  • ・Reconfirmation of the time schedule for job search activities, company information session
  • ・How to fill in a resume and application
  • ・Interview, group discussion

For fiscal 2014, we are planning new programs. For the latest information, please check News and Facebook

“Shukatsu Oen Club” Videos to Support Job Search Activities Released in Fiscal 2012

To watch a video about how to conduct job hunting activities, please click here

https://www.youtube.com/user/fissc09/videos?sort=da&flow=list&view=1

Individual Consultation

FiSSC offers individual consultation sessions on employment with a job search specialist (special staff to provide support in job hunting).
They will correct your resume and offer mock job interviews on a one-to-one basis. A reservation must be made for this session, and one session lasts one hour or less.

For information regarding private consultations, please download this file.

Messages from Job Search Specialists

“What are the advantages of working in Japan for you?” "Think about your life."
What kind of life do you want to lead? You should think about it seriously, not only on a short-term basis, but with a view toward your future. Obtaining a job is one of the means you can choose to lead the life you desire. When a student starts job hunting, the assurance of a job offer becomes the number one aim. However, you should objectively consider what advantages working in Japan will offer your future, and write them down. If you later become discouraged during your job search activities, you can read them again to get back on track with new energy.
“What are the advantages you offer a potential Japanese employer?” "Think about the company’s future, too."
List as many advantages as possible that you can bring to a company that might hire you. After studying the history, corporate philosophy, status quo and policies for the future of that company, consider what specific contributions you can make. In job hunting activities in Japan, seeing things from the other person’s point of view is important. By identifying not only the advantages you receive, but also those you can offer your employer, you will be able to draw a realistic picture of your future.
Make the most of FiSSC services!
Conducting job hunting activities alone is very hard. As FiSSC has people trained to help you with your job search, please feel free to talk with us about your concerns, or about things you do not understand when conducting your job hunting activities. We look forward to hearing from you.

“Messages from Former International Students” Videos to Support Job Search Activities

https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL2JKXMTwH13XfpZ1IhRSPNsVo15-JkLB_