Thanks sooo much for all the responses.. and so fast also :S
it actually made me a little bit more positive I must say.
The last 8 days have been some of the worst in my life.
Before that I used to think something like: Ah, yeah I can speak good english, it's no problem getting work here, piece of cake. and after all, they are crazy in gaijins, so I can work anywhere!
And then BAAAM!!
Like a slap in the face, when I started researching more after information (wanted to get a part-time job since I got about 3-5 hours everyday I don't do anything in particular) I realized that I've been living in a fantasy. And that the reality is so much more... cruel, real... whatever the word that fits the most.
I've been searching from place to place for information since then, homepages by usual people, Japanese immigration bureau, Swedish immigration bureau and so on and so on.
Please correct me if I'm wrong now. But let's say, I get a job, at... hmm.. a computer company/or school for that matter. I somehow manage to persuade them into accepting me.
They agree on sending a request for a working visa to the japanese immigration bureau.
Will that company have any saying in the outcome of the decision by the bureau? I mean... they will probaby say something like, we just hired this guy and we think that he can contribute to our company/school, and other stuff like that.
Does it make the bureau more acceptable towards accepting the application, or are they cold like steel and don't care about the company's/school's request and good words just because I fail on having a bachelor's degree/master's degree ?
Or do companies even write any message at all when forwarding your request for visa? If they do, does it have any big impact on the outcome of recieving the visa?
Why I'm asking so much about this is that I have good with time, and I will be able to search for work in many places before my time here is up, and... I hope that someway I will be able to get accepted at some other place than just McD or Mos Burger.
As I have understood it's up to me to try to convince the company/school that they really need me, and that I am capable of the things I'm telling them, even thou I don't have it on papper.
My girlfriend just got a work, she didn't even comply with the minimum requirements, but stil got the work. Solely based on the interview (my personal thougths thou....)
And so many other times with works in Sweden people used to get the job without fulfilling all the necessary requirements. My thinking is of course that it might be much harder in Japan, especially for a foreigner. But it must happen, sometimes maybe?
Thanks again for reading.
Oh... and I'm stil waiting for the bucket.....