The convenience store is avery popular place for part-time work for international exchange students in Japan. At the convenience store specialist job site, ConveniZ, we providelots of job listings.
Today, we’ll talk about the appeal of working at a convenience store, as well as how to find a job at one for international students!
< The Appeal of Part-Time Convenience Store Work>
(1) Learn customer service etiquette!
When handling customers at the register, not only do you learn the living Japanese language, but also basic customer service etiquette, including how to greet customers and how to handle money.
(2) Learn Japanese culture!
Convenience stores display the newest items, including foods, drinks, magazines, and comics. There are products unique to Japan, such as “O-den”, so you can learn naturally about the culture of this country.
(3) Make new friends!
Your encounters with the managers and other part-time staff could be a friendship you’ll treasure for a lifetime. There are many students your age working, so you’ll find people you have chemistry with.
<How to Find Part-Time Convenience Store Work>
◎ First, access “ConveniZ” (available on PC or smartphone).
◎Search for shops you can commute to based on categories like “Area (Prefecture)”, “Features”, or “New Listings”.
◎ Check the job description, hourly wage, working hours, and location, and consider whether you are able to do the work.
◎ Click the “Apply for the Job” (apply online) or “Apply by Phone” (when using a smartphone, you can make a call directly) on the bottom of the job listing!
◎ When applying online, please wait for a reply from the store location. When applying by phone, tell them “I’d like to apply for part-time work”, and you’ll be put through to the person in charge.
Don’t be nervous, and remember to let the store know in a cheery way that you’d like to work at a convenience store! If there is anything you don’t understand, don’t forget to check with the person in charge beforehand.
May all international students find a great job!