Tomorrow, I will visit a recruiting agency to talk about a Japanese translator/interpreter job. This is not a type of profession that I want to pursue in Canada. But I’ve found it is not easy to get a product design job in Canada with my background… In Japan, I have an advantage; I can speak English, and it is easier to get an English-related job. In Canada, I have a different advantage; I can speak Japanese, and it is easier to get a Japanese-related job. I’ll talk about a 5-month contract job, and hope it will give me extra time to explore design job opportunities.
When I graduated from U of C, international students had only three months to look for a job after graduation, and had to get a job in the area of study, i.e. industrial design job in my case. That’s why I had to go back to Japan… Now the regulation has changed, and we have one year to look for a job in any field. Let’s use this advantage.
Let’s assume going a long way around will eventually lead me to a dream career path.