If I were to become a new member of society in the age of Reiwa, what would I do? I thought about it for a moment. Although he spent about 30 years each in the Showa and Heisei periods, he certainly had the experience of becoming a new member of society full of hope and anxiety a long time ago. It was not a time of terrible job difficulties, and it was an era in which science and engineering students could not find employment, and liberal arts students could also hide somewhere. However, for me, whether it was because of bad manners or low specifications, no matter which company I went to in the industry I wanted, I was not dealt with, and even in October, I could not decide where to work. I remember going through a restless period because I thought my career would be decided before the college rugby league game started.
I was in a senior year working at the rugby club, and when I later received a job offer from a company that had decided to hire one player of the same grade as me, I was really happy to be able to become a member of society on a par with other people. When I hurriedly wrote up and submitted my graduation thesis, the professor of the seminar accepted it with open heart. It is now a statute of limitations that the copy and paste portion was more than half and the content of your own sentence was less than half.
When I joined the company and was assigned, it was a department that developed a relatively new business. Moreover, after a long period of training, I was assigned to the System Engineering Department. My attitude was to do anything in sales, marketing, engineer, or anything, so maybe I was picked up by a university senior who was the department manager. Apparently, up to this point, the path had been paved by the university’s connections. Although it was a small university, I am truly grateful, including the fact that the tuition fees were very low.
As you can see from reading this far, finding a job was not an industry that I particularly wanted to do, and I left my assignment to the company with a passive attitude. However, my work became more interesting than worrying about my aptitude or busyness, and I was blessed with my boss, seniors, and colleagues, and I was able to work as an engineer for nearly 10 years. Around this time, he learned the basics of computers and had programming experience, studied English conversation to handle foreign clients, and attended an English accounting school to support the financial accounting system, which actually laid the foundation for the next nearly 40 years of his working life.
I wasn’t planning it myself, but I was really lucky to have the opportunity to study the three sacred instruments of the business, technology, English, and finance, in my first few years as a member of society. After that, I had experiences with the sales department and the product division, and studying the three kinds of divine instruments was very useful. By no means is it detailed enough to become a specialist in each field, and I am not the type to be good at continuous studying, so the parts that I do not use are getting rusty more and more.
When I tell young people about my experiences, I wonder if it sounds like just bragging. Still, I do brag once in a while. Even if you think about what it would be like to become a member of society in the era of the Reiwa at the beginning, you will eventually come back to your own experience. It is also very good for young people to be confident in the work they want to do and their aptitude, and to go down that path. On the other hand, even if the job you want to do or your aptitude is not so clear, I think this is generally the case, but I think there will always be opportunities for growth even if you are immersed in work in a given environment.
As I mentioned earlier, studying technology, English, and finance is recommended. Today’s students study more than the students of the past, so I am sure that they have a much better foundation than me at the beginning of working adults. Also, if you work in a growing industry or a company that gives relatively young people the opportunity to take on challenges, there are many opportunities for personal growth. There is a high possibility that there are many excellent seniors and motivated colleagues there, and there are many opportunities to absorb from seniors and be stimulated by colleagues. When they are young, their absorption power is high, so it is good to have an environment where they are engaged in friendly competition. It doesn’t matter the size of the company, but in traditional large companies, you are often entrusted with part of the business, and opportunities that lead to growth are limited. Or it takes too long. Of course, there are various companies even in large companies, so I can’t say it in a general way. In addition, there are many cases where the education system is solid in large companies, so there are also good cases to learn the basics of working people.
Now, what about Japan Stratus Technology? It has been going on since 1980, so it can be said that it is traditional in an industry with many trends and obsolescence. By no means is it the kind of big company that rises to the top of the Fortune rankings. Delivering edge computing products to support customers’ digital transformation while making non-disruptive technology their DNA a growing business domain. Making the company attractive to employees also leads to customer satisfaction. We want to create a good environment while communicating openly.