Top 10 Useful Phrases for Japanese Job Interviews to help you sound more Natural

Posted by on February 24, 2018 – Japanese Study, Life in Japan
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In the following blog – we will be introducing 10 useful phrases that you can use to sound more natural in Japanese Job Interviews. Japanese Job Interviews can be fun, exciting, and some of the time stressful or scary depending on the environment and how well you are prepared.  When you interview with a Japanese company – one thing is certain – if the interview is in Japanese, the interviewer will be looking to see how well you can speak Japanese. This is a great opportunity for you as a candidate to impress them by using certain phrases that will give them the impression that you are a capable speaker of Japanese.

If you would like to read more about how to perform well in a Japanese Job interview – please check out our other blog – 4 Questions you must know how to answer in a Japanese Job Interview. You can also read our guide on steps to start working in Japan.

The following phrases will help you to sound natural and competent to your Japanese Interviewer.

1. Thank you for taking the time to meet with me today.

Kyo wa o-jikan o itadaki, arigato gozaimasu.

2. I’m a quick learner.

Oshigoto o oboeru no wa hayai katada to omoimasu.

3. I’ve worked in this field for many years.

Kono Bun-ya nara, naganen no keiken ga arimasu.

4. I’ve brought my portfolio, if you’d like to see it.

Kore made no jisseki o matometa shiryo o jisan shimashita. Kochira desu.

5. My skills include copyediting and proofreading

Genko no seiri ya kosei mo dekimasu.

6. I’m looking for a real challenge.

Yarigai no aru shigoto o motomete imasu.

7. I believe in developing a strong team spirit.

chi-mu wa-ku o sodateru kotoga totemo juyo da to kangaete imasu.

8. I can start immediately.

Ima sugu, hajimeraremasu.

9. I’m ready and willing to Improve my Japanese.

Nihongo ga jotatsu suru yo doryoku o tsudukete mairimasu.

10. I plan to live in Japan for the next several years.

Tomen wa Nihon ni iru tsumori desu.

(Phrases taken from The Ultimate Japanese Phrasebook 1800 Sentences for Everyday Use)

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