Core Values

    Invigorating and motivating you
    Driving you forward
    Inspiring you
    Making your choices easy

    Why Choose Us ?

    Ignition is a Japan based recruitment company providing best in class Technology Recruitment services to the Japan marketplace.

    We also provide Recruitment to Recruitment and Corporate Talent Acquisition recruitment for Japan and Asia.

    Happy candidates placed in exciting new positions
    Happy employers worked with
    Jobs coming up monthly

    What We Offer

    Our team is comprised of highly-experienced and qualified recruitment consultants who work collaboratively, to provide customized solutions for our clients.

    Job opportunities

    • Energy Sector Recruiter

      Rec 2 Rec
      An Industrial Recruiter to join a help develop a new and growing Industrial & Engineering team with a high performing and fun culture.
    • Recruitment Trainer

      Rec 2 Rec
      A Professional Recruitment Trainer for an international Recruitment business in Japan
    • Contract Recruiting Manager

      Rec 2 Rec
      A Director of IT contract recruiting providing bilingual skilled contract resources to the international Japanese business market

    Customer’s Voice

    Michael helped me tremendously when I was looking to explore the market. Michael is a well connected, highly respected, influential recruiter and relationship builder. He took the time to really understand who I am and what my motivations were. As a result of that, many of the opportunities that Michael introduced to me were relevant to my career ambitions. When I would express a lack of interest in a position, he would try to understand for the purpose of tailoring his search rather than trying to convince me. In the end, I found an opportunity through my personal network, but Michael will definitely be at the top of my list of people I would contact for advice. I highly recommend a conversation with Michael if you are considering a change.
    Mohamed Elwageeh
    Sr Client Services Manager - Robert Half Japan
    Michael is a very thoughtful, experienced and knowledgeable recruiter. He helped me throughout my recent job change, rebuilt my confidence and thanks to him, I successfully landed a job within a month. I would definitely recommend speaking to Michael even if you are not actively considering a move.
    Wanjia Sai
    Consultant Legal, Compliance & Risk - Randstad K.K.
    I had the pleasure of being under Michael's care during my job search. During my long and stressful job search, Michael guided me through until successfully received a job offer. With this, I am forever grateful for his willingness to help and be there even though I lacked in experience and was fresh out of University. Through Michael's guidance, I was able to learn a lot about job hunting and the interview process. Highly recommend Michael whether you are a fresh grad or experienced - he will be there with you all the way. Thank you so very much for all the help and guidance you gave, and I look forward to learning more from you.
    Marcus Christensen
    Human Resources Consultant - RGF Professional Recruitment Japan
    I have known Michael for many years and have had the pleasure of working directly with him at IGS and as a client. Most recently Michael helped me find my current role and worked tirelessly to help me navigate every step of the process and made himself available whenever I had questions or required clarification. His ability to utilize his senior management experience and understand the bigger picture of organizations makes him stand out from other Rec2Rec firms.
    James Kikuchi
    Director, Randstad Professionals - Randstad K.K.
    Michael is a ex-colleague who I happily also call a friend. His enthusiasm and efforts in all aspects of what he does is infectious and drives his team as well as others to achieve results. He is goal oriented and can set himself high targets to maintain his motivation to continuously improve. He is a very good mentor and 'go-to' person for junior and senior staff alike, and I would highly recommend him to any firm
    Mohammed Shehata
    CEO & Founding Partner at C-suITe Consulting
    I have had the opportunity to work with Michael over the years and found him to be a true professional. He works hard to understand and meet your requirements. I find his open and frank way of communicating to be refreshing which lends to his credibility as an honest broker. I highly recommend Michael and will continue when possible, to work with him.
    Houston Ross
    CTO at Paidy

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