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Resume Samples

When you’re planning to change jobs to a foreign-affiliated company, or a globally expanding Japanese company, you may have to submit an English resume. Although you probably have some experience writing a resume in Japanese, we understand that it may be quite challenging to write one in English.

To help you write an English resume, RGF Professional Recruitment Japan would like to explain some key points and provide some useful tips on how to write a good resume in English:

■ General Resume Template (in English)

Here is an English resume template from RGF Professional Recruitment Japan. Although English resumes usually do not have a fixed format, this template aims to give you some guidance on how to properly structure your English resume. 

■ General Resume Template (in Japanese)

When applying for jobs in Japan, you will generally need two documents in Japanese: a general resume (Rirekisho) and a career-specific resume (Shokumu-keirekisho)

  • Rirekisho: Conveys your general background (education, work experience) and basic information (name, date of birth, contact information, etc.)

Download our Rirekisho template here



  • Shokumu-keirekisho: Illustrates your detailed career history.

General Shokumu-keirekisho sample

IT Engineer Shokumu-keirekisho sample

■ Industry Specific Resume Samples

In addition, RGF Professional Recruitment Japan has created sample resumes by industry to guide you as you write and improve your resume.

■ Cover Letter Sample

Download here

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