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Alex Curl

Alex Curl


Human Resources

Originally from Vancouver Canada, Alex joined Specialized Group in 2018 to specialize in Human Resources. He attended Simon Fraser University on an academic scholarship and graduated with a degree in psychology.

Alex has been living in Tokyo since 2014 and has a deep understanding of Japanese business culture and etiquette. As a previous Business English instructor and school manager, he was able to gain great insight into many major industries through building strong relationships with his clients.

Alex is a Japanese food enthusiast, specifically when it comes to soba and sushi. He also enjoys training and sports including basketball, football, and hockey.

To speak to Alex about the Human Resource market or for assistance with a new opportunity, contact him today.


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One of the changes that have affected the Japanese Human Resources recruitment market is the shortening of hiring times. The shortage of qualified bilingual candidates has caused a distinct shift in power. Hiring managers now have to make decisions very quickly to avoid missing out on talented candidates. 

Alex's Market Insight


  • Testimonial for Alex Curl

    Testimonial for Alex Curl

    Recruiter at Consulting Firm

    I've received tremendous supports from my consultant Alex Curl, who had been very professional and supportive throughout the long journey of getting a great offer. He helped a lot in terms of interview preparation as well as always keeping me up to date regarding the selection status. I'm excited to start my new career, with big thanks to Alex!

  • Testimonial for Alex Curl

    Testimonial for Alex Curl

    Recruiter, Consulting Firm

    Highly appreciate all the support from Alex! He knows his clients well and gives you good advise for the interviews. Very good follow up through out the entire process and definitely a recruiter you can trust. Thank you so much!

  • Testimonial for Alex Curl

    Testimonial for Alex Curl

    Administrative Assistant at Airline

    Alex supported me throughout my job interviews. He is very supportive and without his advice and pre-interview information, I could not have gotten the job from one of the top firms in the industry. Thank you so much for your quick response and kind advices!

  • Testimonial for Alex Curl

    Testimonial for Alex Curl

    HR Business Partner

    I was using a few other agencies but Specialized Groups KK has more positions for foreign start up & small medium size companies compare to other big recruiting agency.
    I communicate with Alex Curl on a position that I am intreated. Alex is a friendly person, and has enthusiasm on what he is doing. He is very fast on follow up on both candidate & client side as well as help to negotiate to meet the salary expectation.
    I would recommend my friends and colleague to use Specialized Group for job hunting.

    Friendly, professional and receptive, he made every single steps of the process very smooth

  • Top Team Award

    Top Team Award

    Human Resources

    Specialized Group’s Human Resources team won the top team award for the first quarter of 2020. This award is decided on team productivity results. In a competitive quarter, the Human Resources team produced an outstanding team performance to lead the company. Congratulations to Alex Curl and Daniel Biggs for providing a fine example of what teamwork can achieve.

  • Testimonial for Alex Curl

    Testimonial for Alex Curl


    Alex Curl from Specialized Group helped me land my dream job. I don't think I would have had the courage to apply for the position if it wasn't for Alex's encouragement. He supported me through every interview process, making sure I had all the information I needed to prepare and giving me pointers as well when needed. He also made sure that I was being updated on the next steps and their feedback throughout the very long interview process and that allowed me to sit back and relax, giving me space to really focus during my interviews. So thank you!

  • Paul, B. Professional Development Manager

    Paul, B. Professional Development Manager


    Had a great experience with Alex Curl, who was very professional, helpful, friendly, and made some great suggestions throughout my time working with him.

  • Ayako Hayashi, Program Manager, Student Programs

    Ayako Hayashi, Program Manager, Student Programs


    I was able to land a new job very quickly thanks to Alex's support, and I think he was very good at caring for candidates. He has excellent skills in taking care of candidates' mentality as they usually feel uncertain about job changes. I believe you will do great in your recruiting career.