CAC

Jiun Wei Oo

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By taking the initiative in problem solving actions, I can move on to the next phase.

Graduated from the Faculty of Business Economics, Department of Business Economics. Joined CAC in FY2014.
Solution Business Dept. Ⅱ,
Solutions Company

Jiun Wei Oo

Q1

Please tell us about what made you decide to join CAC.

What made me want to join the company was the first information session. By that time, I had been to many information sessions held by many companies, and while all of them claimed that globalization was the trend of the future and they were taking on the challenges of globalization, CAC was the only company that was actually walking the talk. One aspect of that was that the information session and our first interview were held in English. Not only that, the person in charge of HR and the interviewers were non-Japanese, so I felt that the company was genuinely moving towards globalization, and that I could use my multilingual abilities here. That's why I joined CAC.

Q2

What are some things about your work that you find rewarding?

What is the most rewarding is the sense of worth I feel for working here. Almost none of the work we do is done alone. We typically work as a team, and each team member fulfills a specific role. The most rewarding thing for me is not about simply completing an assigned task within a given time frame. It's about being able to take the initiative and acting before I'm asked if I see a certain challenge that I think I can resolve, and ultimately contributing to the solution of that issue. Being able to take the initiative before I'm asked, and then moving on to the next phase is very rewarding for me.

Q3

What do you like about CAC?

This is my fourth year at CAC, and I think it's relatively easier to take long holidays compared to other companies, although this can certainly be different from case to case. My folks don't live in Japan so it's good that I can take several vacations a year to travel back home. Naturally, you do have to discuss it with others when you plan to take a holiday. Speaking from my past experience, I've been able to take holidays on the days that I wanted to. This is strictly from my past experience and things will be different depending on how any particular project is going, but it is generally comfortable to work here and I like that.

Q4

What are your dreams or goals? (What type of person do you aspire to be?)

My current superior is my role model. That's because he/she has a very strong commitment to share knowledge. He/she would constantly share whatever knowledge he/she has with all team members without hesitation to make sure that everyone is able to grow and not only himself/herself. This has been a great motivation booster for all team members, and we all are very intent on learning. My goal is to become someone like him/her; someone who refuses to sit on his/her laurels and is always on the lookout for things that we can improve on, and shares the acquired knowledge with the entire team so that we are able to move forward together.

MESSAGE

Please give us a message for students who are currently job hunting!

I think it's only natural that we tend to gravitate towards companies that are well known during our job hunt, but I would like to advise people to take a hard look at what they are actually seeking in joining a well-known company. In the end, your work will take up the biggest chunk of your time in your life going forward, so I think it's important that you envision the ways in which you can see yourself leveraging your capabilities at a particular company. Another point to keep in mind is that you will come across setbacks and challenges when you first begin working in the real world, but overcoming these difficulties is what makes you grow. I wish you all the best in finding the right company where you can be your best!