How Mathieu Landed a Job in Japan

Posted by on December 20, 2016 – Student Testimonials

Mathieu moved to Japan in December 2015 to settle down with his Japanese wife. In France, he ran his own IT company providing customer support services. He chose to leave it all behind and challenge himself by starting over in  Tokyo.

I stumbled upon Coto because of its excellent website. As an IT worker, I can’t commit myself to services that don’t have good website design or organized information. Also, Coto’s location was convenient for me to drop in often, so I immediately decided to take lessons here.

He spent the first 6 months focusing on studying Japanese by pursuing an intensive course. As he started job hunting, the first month flew by, and it took a lot of interviews before he realized what it was he wanted to do here.

The first months before getting hired felt terribly long. I was very happy whenever I got an interview offer, but would be discouraged when finding out the results. I understood it was necessary, however I wouldn’t really want to go through it again.

Three months after he started his job search, he landed job at a major American search engine company.

They hired me promptly based on my knowledge in IT and my experience building a start-up company. I think I was very fortunate to be exactly what they were looking for, but they say that luck comes to those who are prepared. I am totally satisfied with my current job.

Now that he can say most of what he wants to say in Japanese, he realized that basic particles and conjugation are very important for speaking correctly. Mathieu keeps brushing up using apps and short free times to properly absorb what he has learned.

Now that I’m in Japan, I’d really like to polish up my Japanese skills. I should have spent more time on  the basics. I was always in a hurry to learn more advanced topics, because I was eager to get better quickly, but I think I rushed a bit.

We believe his determination and effort led to his great luck and an amazing work opportunity. He will definitely produce positive results in his new workplace with his creativity and hard work. Congratulations once again, we continue supporting you!