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Job Hunting rule 6:When a job is too far


あなたが、運転が苦手だとしましょう。就職面接が決まった会社が、自宅から遠い場合、当然乗り気ではないでしょう。運転が苦手だからその会社に決まったら困る、しかし、やりたい仕事ではある、と悩んでいる人に私だったら次のようにアドバイスします。

Suppose you are not good at driving. If the company that offers you a job is far from your home, you would of course feel reluctant to accept the offer. Because you’re not good at driving, it might be difficult if you decide to work there. However, if I were in that position, I would give the following advice.

まず、面接を受けてみるのはいいと思います。そして、あなたがどうしてもその仕事に就きたい、その会社で働いてみたいと思うのなら、その会社の近くに引っ越しをするくらいの前向きな気持ちがもてるかどうか、自分に問い直してみてください。 

採用側が一番困るのは一旦採用した人材がすぐに辞めてしまうことです。さらにその理由が「通勤できない、自宅から遠い」ということだとしたら論外です。自宅から会社の距離が遠いことは最初からわかっていることだからです。

First, I think it’s a good idea to try going to the interview. Furthermore, if you think you want to work at that company no matter what, or even that you would like to try working at that company, please reconsider whether or not you would be willing to move closer to the company. For a company, the worst is when a person leaves their job immediately after being employed. And giving a reason like “I can’t commute because it’s too far from my house” is out of the question. After all, you knew how far the company was from your home from the beginning.

遠くて通えない、しかも引っ越す気持ちはないと思うなら、その企業に入社することはお薦めできません。企業はじっくりと長期間勤続してくれる人材を求めています。

一方で、最初に私が提案させていただいたように、引っ越しができる状況であれば、面接で「今は遠距離ですが、採用していただければ引っ越すつもりでいます」という計画もぜひ担当者に話してみましょう。あなたのそのモチベーションの高さが評価につながる可能性大、です。

If the company is too far to commute but you have no inclination to move, I would not recommend joining that company. Companies are looking for employees who are willing to work there for a long time. On the other hand, as I originally suggested, if you are in a situation where you can move you should definitely tell your interviewer of your plans; for example, “Right now the commute is very far, but I’m planning to move if you choose to employ me.” It is highly likely that the company will appreciate your strong motivation.

照子は人が大好きです。From 照子ワインバーグ(TWI代表)

Teruko loves people. From Teruko Weinberg of TWI

2013-09-23

Job Hunting rule 6:When a job is too far

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