C.C. Consulting Co., Ltd. was established in late 2000 following the development and launch of our flagship product CareerCross.com and quickly became the leading job board for bilingual professionals in Japan.
The original objective was, and remains today, “to enrich Japanese life by supporting globalization within Japan.”
Since our founding it has been our corporate mission to use our know-how and cutting edge technology to support companies in finding the right bilingual talent and empowering people by providing easy access to new career opportunities.
Successful business is driven by the quality of its people; and we are inspired by the success of our clients and users.
We have great people from diverse backgrounds at C.C. Consulting. We develop them well, trust them to do what’s best and always strive to provide unrivaled products and services in the market.
The right people in the right place is the key to success
Jobboard Finder’s opinion
Summary: C.C. Consulting Co., Ltd, which owns CareerCross, was founded in 2000. Both efficient and affordable (according to the website), it offers the high Japanese standards at a lower rate. Furthermore, the traffic has been going up: there are now a little under 187 000 visits a month, with only a third of those coming from Japan. More good new for foreign users: the site is available in English and Japanese. There are 1 817 followers on LinkedIn, 94 on Twitter (nothing new since 2018) and 1 930 on Facebook. There is also a Link account.
Design: There is a small search engine (keywords) at the top of the page, but it is far from featured on the homepage. Instead, users can choose from different lists, displayed in panels: all jobs, Kanto, Kansai, Tokai and Overseas (each list displays the offers by category). You can also click on a featured company or recruitment company. In the job listing, different filters appear above the list. What’s interesting is that the number of offers differs slightly on the English version to the Japanese one. The offers appear as large boxes, including the logo, publication date, deadline, etc. The filters are also on the right-hand side of the offers. Each job has a standard, clear layout.
The job board objective: The name of this job board refers to crossing borders for one’s career. By offering access to job offers across borders, CareerCross lets jobseekers find work they love overseas.
Recruiter observations: To advertise, you must contact the team.
Jobseeker observations: It is easy to create an account, but you must include some information concerning the desired job and the language skills (among other things).
The job offers: There are currently 5 049 offers on the site. Most of the jobs are in IT and telecommunications, followed by sales.
Reactivity: The team answers quickly.
Special features: The company details; sample job interview questions; interview, resignation letter and cover letter guide; the job board statistics; the salary page (which can be sorted); the testimonials; the job search trends.
Verdict: Most sites in Japan, which are translated into English, target foreign employers and jobseekers. This one is no exception. It’s helpful to be able to find work despite the language barrier, so that’s a plus. However, if you really want to tap into a larger candidate pool, it is best to use this site in conjunction with other local ones.
Written by Ali Neill
As the job board tester and blog editor for the Jobboard Finder, Ali works on job boards from all around the world and keeps a close eye on the recruitment trends thanks to a number of sources, including the website's social media pages.
Additional job board information
Strategic HR Management 2008 Conference
November 5th, 2008
International CareerCross Forum 2008 -For bi-lingual professionals
February 28th to March 1st 2008
International CareerCross Forum 2007 -For bi-lingual professionals
June 29th to 30th, 2007.
Nippon Keizai Shinbun - 15, July 2014 (Japanese Only)
PORTERS MAGAZINE November 2011 (Japanese only)
Safari - September 2006
Nikkei Career Magazine - August 2006
Newsweek - 7, June 2006
Metropolis - 10, March 2006
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