I'm a self-starter for Kindle Publishing, and thought of creating my very first book. My topic is all about "How Japan Build My Career", it is my personal story on how my professional career started and evolved in Japanese companies. Please see the first page snippet below. Please provide your feedback if you found it interesting and what you could advise to make this more attractive to the readers. Thank you in advance and appreciate your help! =)
The Beginning (How it all started)
April 2001 – JSYS Philippines Inc. – The First Japanese company
Before finishing my course in college as Bachelor of Science in Computer Science, I started to look for different job opportunities, sending resume and attending to personal interviews. As a first time job seeker, I was very eager and at the same time worried as to what company would give me the chance to show my skills without any prior job experience.
1 month before my graduation, I saw an exciting opportunity that was published on a daily newspaper. The company was “J-SYS Philippines Inc.” located at Makati City, Philippines, and they were looking for computer related college graduates who are willing to be trained in Japanese language and general programming languages for software development. I was so excited when I knew about this opportunity and immediately sent my resume to the company.
After a series of screening, job examination and interviews, I was very fortunate to be chosen as candidate for top 25 probationary employees to be trained for 12 months. I did undergone 6 months of full time Japanese language training and 6 months of full time computer programming training. The most exciting part of this opportunity was that I realized that learning language is one of my interests or shall we say unique passions. The company hired native Japanese teachers and taught us to learn the basics such as reading and writing “Hiragana”, “Katakana” and “Kanji”. The first time I tried to write basic Japanese characters was very interesting to me because it feels like I’m just painting different lines. During the training period, we had the chance to practice the calligraphy (hand written lettering) which is called “Shudou” in Japanese term. Our teacher or “Sensei” (basically translation for teacher) encouraged us to learn the writing by picking who has the best calligraphy writing and was literally giving as a token of being selected. We also had the chance to interact with other employees by performing a dialogue based on textbook reference. I remember that I was always assigned to act as “Rao-san”, one of the famous characters in Japanese textbooks. In the process of learning the language and at the same time the Japanese culture, it strengthened my interest in understanding more about the Japanese culture.