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Resume on Japanese style is unique, not global standard

The national character also appears in the career history. Or rather, Japan might be an exception. What's the difference?
The order is different. In the case of the Japanese style (let's call it), the old work history is listed first, and as you read it, it becomes a new career.
The Japanese resume, which is disproportionate to the diversity era, has the same format.
Globally, the opposite is true, the most recent work history is listed first, and it looks like going back in time and history. Also, there is no such thing as a resume.
As I get used to the global style, the Japanese style feels confusing. Because the conclusion is postponed.
The interest of the hiring side is how much it contributes as an immediate force. Of course, the future is estimated at the same time, but the recent work history is the center of the evaluation, and the educational background is also taken into consideration.
Educational background helps to evaluate the endurance against hard work as well as brightness.
On the other hand, past work history is regarded as evidence regarding the latest work history. Therefore, if you feel that you cannot trust it, you will go back further.
If you can evaluate it most recently, that's fine. Talking and listening to your own history is not an interview, but a chat after joining the company.
It may be a format unique to Japan that is difficult to dismiss and has low liquidity, but it will definitely change in the near future. It feels cold, but it makes sense to look at reality.