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Jeremy Sampson

Managing Director
Robert Walters Japan

Date of birth: July 12, 1981

Hometown: Boonah, Australia

Number of years in Japan (cumulative): 12 (as of May 2018)

Jeremy Sampson
Q1: What was your first encounter with Japan?

My first encounter with Japan was hosting a Japanese exchange student while I was in high school. It wasn’t until several years later that my interest in Japan truly blossomed. Interestingly, it was my first sales job with a global hotel group in Australia where I was working with Japanese clients that really spurred my interest in Japan and ultimately brought me out here.

Q2: Please state your motto in life and why you have chosen it.

A goal without a plan is merely just a dream. This has always helped me to stay focused and ensure I am driving myself forward. I have also come to realize that a plan without action is just a waste, so regardless of your goals and aspirations, map out how you plan to achieve them and start with a simple step. Also, never stop being curious.

Q3 : Over your career, what achievement are you the proudest of?

I am extremely proud of how we have grown Robert Walters Japan, our culture and especially our people over the last several years. The culture we have created and fostered over time is exemplified by an amazing group of diverse people, all working toward a common goal. While I am proud of everything we have accomplished, in particular, I am extremely proud of the impact we have had on our people’s lives and careers.

Q4 : What are your goals during your time in Japan, your current position or in life?

I aim to continue to build Robert Walters as the top international recruitment firm in Japan by continuing to help our clients overcome the ever-increasing talent crisis in Japan. Through doing so, I hope to help globalize Japan further and contribute to helping our clients' growth and success in Japan. Additionally, I aim to continually develop my team and change the lives of my team members.

Q5 : What wisdom, advice or tips can you give to people living and working in Japan?

Japan has so much to offer, so get out and experience as much of this beautiful country as you can. Try to avoid saying that you plan on leaving “next year,” every year. I spent my first several years here saying this until I eventually realized that Japan is as much my home now as Australia is.

Last updated: Sep 27, 2018