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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: 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)

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JET Programme: Preparing for the Interview

It is from around this time in December where the results of the first stage of the JET Programme application start to come out. Those who have applied will soon hear whether or not they have been granted an interview. It is usually a month and a half from the application deadline date as to…… Continue reading JET Programme: Preparing for the Interview

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JET Programme: Statement of Purpose (SOP) Essay (2015)

The Statement of Purpose (SOP) essay, and I am sure you’ll all agree with me, is one of the most important parts of your application form as it is the key selling point for reviewers to consider granting you an interview for the JET Programme. Obviously there are strong elements in your application besides the…… Continue reading JET Programme: Statement of Purpose (SOP) Essay (2015)

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JET Programme: Applying for 2016

This post is for all those aspiring JETs out there who wish to apply for the 2016-2017 intake to the JET Programme. If you are a current/former JET, then please feel free to share this post with anyone you might think would be interested in applying. πŸ™‚ Disclaimer: Just to note that I am writing…… Continue reading JET Programme: Applying for 2016

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JET Programme: The Interview

The interview stage for JET Programme applicants is right around the corner. Literally. From what I have been told the interviews in South Africa start this coming week (good luck fellow Saffers!). So without further delay I will impart my own experiences, along with some hints and tips, from the interview I went through. Disclaimer:…… Continue reading JET Programme: The Interview