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Working on the Weekend
Tuesday, 04 June 2013 00:18

Working on the weekend, I’m sure most of you will agree, is not much fun.  Especially if you have a Monday to Friday workweek.  Then working on the weekend becomes extra work, above and beyond, overtime.  For recruiting, with many of our applicants working 5-day, Monday to Friday workweeks, setting up interviews on the weekends in very important, and absolutely necessary in many cases. 

We try to interview as much as we can during the week here in Nagoya, but when traveling to distant places such as Osaka, Okayama or Hiroshima, or in the other direction to Hamamatsu, Shizuoka or Tokyo, we need to schedule multiple interviews on a Saturday and/or Sunday in order to meet as many people as possible in a short amount of time.

This past weekend was the odd Saturday when we interviewed here in Nagoya and I can honestly say, that even though it was work and it was a weekend, it was a real pleasure meeting so many super nice applicants.  A number of people came in from very far away as well - Hokkaido, Fukuoka, Korea even - which was very much appreciated. 

That’s all we can really hope for when all is said and done, to meet a number of great applicants who share similar passions and interests in Japan and children’s education as we do.  And this weekend was one of those days when each and every person we interviewed was polite and friendly, enthusiastic and kind, well spoken and passionate.  A solid day all around.

A big thank you to all of the interviewees.  I actually enjoyed working this weekend and have even planned a second weekend date for interviews on Saturday, June 29th.  Hope to see some great new applicants there as well.