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Starting a New Career in Uncertain Times

The job market globally is grim and not much different here in Japan but with all the bad news surrounding us, there are positives that people should remember. (Graph:  Number of new job offers in Japan dropped significantly in April 2020) source:  tradingeconomics.com During my recent tracking of notifications on Linked In,  I was curious …

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The COVID Complex & Online Etiquette

I came across an article the other day about a new hire at a Japanese company that was fired because he was “out of frame” on webinars.  See story here:  https://mothership.sg/2020/05/japanese-fired-out-of-frame-zoom/ While I do not know how accurate or valid this story is, it would not surprise me if it did happen, especially with a Japanese …

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