Traveling and Interviewing
Friday, 31 May 2013 07:45

Itsukushima Shrine

One of the best aspects of recruiting for ALTIA CENTRAL, and maybe one of the worst depending on how you look at it I guess, is the vast amounts of travel.  I am so lucky to be able to see so many amazing parts of Japan, and around the world for that matter, that I sometimes forget to appreciate each locale.

Outside of Nagoya, we interview in Osaka, Hiroshima and Shizuoka regularly, numerous times each year to each city.  We also make trips to Kyoto, Okayama, Hamamatsu and Tokyo maybe once a year and occasionally even as far as Kanazawa, Sendai or Fukuoka as well.

Internationally, I’ve been lucky enough to visit Seoul a number of times, as well as Chicago and LA in the US, and Toronto and Vancouver in Canada.  Now, it is work of course, and to be honest, I’m rarely ever able to schedule off days or partial off days into my traveling schedule, but just the chance to walk around the airport, or take in scenes on the way to the hotel, or walking around the heart of the cities soaking it all in one evening can be incredibly interesting.
It does of course take a lot of time away from my family, and as trips within Japan especially are typically on the weekends, it takes a lot of quality time away.  But, it also makes coming back home to a welcoming family with a handful of omiyage pretty special too. 

It’s been a busy few months of travel and the overseas recruiting season is in full swing in June so I’ll have a lot of updates coming shortly.