Q&A on Career Change

Why have I been contacted by Hynd?
You were identified in our research as someone we should make contact with. We want to speak informally with you and introduce ourselves and our client. Our relationships are based on exchanging information, and we hope it will be the start of a long term association.

Do I need a resume for the meeting with Hynd ?
No, but if you have one prepared it will help us plan the meeting, allowing our time together to be more focused. We would certainly need one to move forward with an opportunity.

How is changing companies viewed in Japan?
People do change companies far less often in Japan than the West. However, if you have genuine reasons, and there is not a pattern emerging, then there should not be a problem.

Can I move to a competitor company?
Yes. Even if you signed a non-compete clause, unless you are seen to “damage” your previous company, there is nothing under Japanese law to stop you from working where you wish.