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Apr 12 2017

Recruiting at EWC

We would like to thank our friends at Gaijin Pot for writing a great article about us and life as a recruiter.

Shacho and Matt Johnson

Here is an extract from their article:


On the job traits

No matter where you end up working, skills most likely to lead to recruiting success include:

  • Integrity: You’re dealing with people’s lives. Treating people with empathy, respect and confidentiality is a must due to the personal nature of the work
  • Resilience: When the conditions of a job opening or a candidate’s availability suddenly change, you may have to start all over again. “Recruiting is like a game of poker. Sometimes you get dealt hands that you can’t win and you have to fold them quickly and move on.”
  • Work ethic: Your hours can be long and you’ll likely be working under high pressure. Persuading potential candidates to change jobs isn’t easy. But strong performance — no matter what your age — is handsomely rewarded
  • Coachability: “At EWC, we’ve been coaching successfully for over 30 years. If you can’t take advice from our management team when given, well, this may not be the right career for you.”
  • Team oriented: “Recruiting is unique in that you have to work alongside your team members, but it’s also a somewhat competitive environment”
  • Communicative: Recruiting is about understanding what others are feeling and responding to that. In Japan, read between the lines.


The full article written in English can be found here.