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Fancy Voting in a Quick Poll?

Update [21/04]: Thanks to everyone who has voted in the poll! I will now start working on new posts in order of the topics that received the most votes. Keep an eye on my blog as I’ll be starting with ideas and suggestions on what incoming JETs should (and should not) pack for Japan! Hi…… Continue reading Fancy Voting in a Quick Poll?

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To all 2017 JET Interview Applicants

Interview results for the 2017 JET Programme intake are slowly starting to make their way around the globe. It may be a while before some countries receive those results, but in the meantime, I just want to give my heartfelt congratulations to all those 2017 applicants who have been (or will be) shortlisted! And a…… Continue reading To all 2017 JET Interview Applicants

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JET Programme: Post-Interview Anxiety

After a job interview, feelings like anxiety and uncertainty as to how you did are usually experienced. Normally you don’t have to wait too long before finding out if you’ve got the job. However, in the case of the JET Programme interview results, the waiting period, along with those feelings of apprehension, hang around for…… Continue reading JET Programme: Post-Interview Anxiety

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JET Programme: Application Timeline

The path to teaching English in Japan through the JET Programme is a long one, and sometimes the dates at which certain things happen (like interviews, finding out the results, leaving for Japan, etc.) can become a bit confusing as Japanese embassies around the world operate slightly differently when it comes to the schedule of…… Continue reading JET Programme: Application Timeline

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JET Programme: All about the Interview

The word is out that the JET Programme application results are starting to come out now, and that means interviews are the next step on the road to Japan. There are many resources out there from current/former JETs (including myself) who have provided information about what to expect for the interviews that commence in January.…… Continue reading JET Programme: All about the Interview

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JET Programme: Editing and Proofreading your SoP Essay

This post is for all those aspiring 2017 JET Programme applicants. πŸ™‚ For the past two years I have had the pleasure of reading, editing, and providing suggestions for Statement of Purpose essays. As I mentioned before in an earlier post, having your essay read by others is the perfect way to find out which…… Continue reading JET Programme: Editing and Proofreading your SoP Essay

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JET Programme: Writing your SoP Essay (2016)

The Statement of Purpose (SoP) essay is an important part of your application when applying for the JET Programme. A solid, well-written essay could easily become your ticket to the interview stage, while an overly worded, vague essay might not pass the grade. In this post I will share some tips to how to tackle…… Continue reading JET Programme: Writing your SoP Essay (2016)

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JET Programme: Applying for 2017

News is that applications forms for the 2017 intake are now available online! The South African applications can be found here. πŸ˜€ Every year I update and rewrite a post regarding the applications, statement of purpose essays, and interviews. And this year is no different. I’ll start by covering the basics of the application forms.…… Continue reading JET Programme: Applying for 2017

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JET Programme: Receiving Your Interview Results (2016)

It’s close to that time of the year again. That nerve-wracking, sleep-depriving, checking-your-inbox-every-10-minutes time of the year again when the interview results for aspiring 2016-2017 JETs are released. Last year I wrote a piece on receiving your results, found here. This year I thought I’d approach the topic again and cover the different types of…… Continue reading JET Programme: Receiving Your Interview Results (2016)