My JET Program Personal Statement Essay (2014)

As you may or may not know, this is the blog of an English teacher in Japan. I’m not with the JET Program, but with Interac instead. To give this post more credibility, I was accepted by JET in both 2014 and 2015, but chose to go with Interac. (The blog post #1 on my to-do list is one that will explain my reasoning for doing so… I’ll post it eventually, I […]

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Got My Mind On My Money & Money On My Mind

Let’s give it up for some classic 90s hip-hop… because let me be honest with you, the closer the day of my resignation gets, the more nervous I become. Don’t get me wrong, I’d love to quit my job right now if it were a practical option. Unfortunately, I have bills to pay, kitties to feed, and rent that’s due. So, with 91 days until I quit my job (I […]

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Phone Interview with Interac

You’ve made it to the phone interview? Congrats! They cut out the most applicants through the online screening so you should be very proud you made it this far… I don’t know about you guys, but I absolutely hate talking on the phone. I have this weird phone anxiety that makes me feel 10000x blessed that you can order takeout online and skip the phone step altogether. (In person, I’m […]

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Interac’s Followup Call

After Interac reviews your application, they’ll call you… Well, if they want to proceed with you as a candidate, they will… But fret not! Unless you majorly messed up you should be good… So, onto the next stage of Interac’s never ending multi-step hiring process! This will probably be one of the simplest step out there! The only thing tricky about this is making sure not to miss the call. […]

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Interac Online Application

The biggest gripe people have with the JET Program is the application. I definitely agree… It’s a monster of an application. (But if you’re serious about applying, don’t let this deter you! It does weed out a few people who can’t even be bothered with the long application.) Interac’s application is probably the polar opposite. It’s a humble online website with only a few pages. It’s pretty straightforward, but I’ll […]

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