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Non-Official JET Applying Forum. Applying for JET or another ALT position this year? Missing the old "Aspiring" forums from Official? You've come to the right place! Feel free to ask questions, solicit advice, or seek help of any sort with the JET application process here. We'll be glad to help!

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  1. Going through the way-too-long misery of the JET Program application process? Read what previous applicants and JETs have said! You can read old SOPs here, pore through a treasure trove of advice and tips, and see what has worked (and what hasn't) in the past.

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  1. Sticky Thread Sticky: Statement of Purpose thread: advice and people who are willing to proofread

    Started by squirrelmagnolia, September 22nd, 2014 04:48
    9 Pages
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    • Replies: 169
    • Views: 62,908
    October 2nd, 2017, 08:38 Go to last post
  2. Sticky Thread Sticky: Not so obvious advice for new ALTs

    Started by Jiggit, July 4th, 2014 14:07
    10 Pages
    1 2 3 4 5 ... 10
    • Replies: 199
    • Views: 96,623
    June 4th, 2016, 11:04 Go to last post
  3. Sticky Thread Sticky: Attention: Lurkers!

    Started by word, October 2nd, 2013 10:58
    • Replies: 11
    • Views: 13,540
    January 19th, 2016, 12:13 Go to last post
  4. Sticky Thread Sticky: Word's Formerly Secret Interview Advice

    Started by word, January 9th, 2014 10:26
    4 Pages
    1 2 3 4
    • Replies: 67
    • Views: 39,661
    November 2nd, 2015, 03:20 Go to last post
  5. Sticky Thread Sticky: Basic application info and common JET myths

    Started by Page, September 28th, 2011 12:10
    • Replies: 12
    • Views: 15,080
    October 5th, 2014, 18:54 Go to last post
  1. Do corrected errors ruin chances?

    Started by OriginalName, November 17th, 2015 20:22
    • Replies: 3
    • Views: 1,326
    November 19th, 2015, 21:08 Go to last post
  2. Getting application reopened? (UK Applicant)

    Started by thatitguy, November 15th, 2015 03:14
    • Replies: 1
    • Views: 1,147
    November 15th, 2015, 04:16 Go to last post
  3. Deadline Extension

    Started by BabyKing, November 12th, 2015 22:04
    • Replies: 4
    • Views: 1,647
    November 13th, 2015, 06:57 Go to last post
  4. Application mess up

    Started by riyakou, November 11th, 2015 12:06
    • Replies: 8
    • Views: 2,407
    November 12th, 2015, 23:36 Go to last post
  5. Did I blow it?!

    Started by riyakou, November 10th, 2015 23:45
    • Replies: 0
    • Views: 1,317
    November 10th, 2015, 23:45 Go to last post
  6. Is JET something we should apply for?

    Started by microseism89, November 6th, 2015 13:10
    • Replies: 8
    • Views: 2,236
    November 9th, 2015, 16:11 Go to last post
  7. May have made a minor error on my application -- Thoughts?

    Started by Mouri, November 7th, 2015 15:12
    • Replies: 6
    • Views: 1,669
    November 9th, 2015, 08:50 Go to last post
  8. Question about Work Experience

    Started by michellee, November 6th, 2015 17:37
    • Replies: 1
    • Views: 950
    November 9th, 2015, 08:06 Go to last post
  9. Online Application Problem

    Started by michellee, November 7th, 2015 12:12
    • Replies: 2
    • Views: 1,028
    November 8th, 2015, 22:13 Go to last post
  10. Move along, nothing to see here

    Started by Ini, November 2nd, 2015 11:50
    • Replies: 11
    • Views: 2,376
    November 2nd, 2015, 15:06 Go to last post
  11. Questions Regarding School Placements

    Started by RavenParadox, October 7th, 2015 10:52
    3 Pages
    1 2 3
    • Replies: 43
    • Views: 7,225
    October 29th, 2015, 16:00 Go to last post
  12. Studying Abroad while Applying for JET - transcript?

    Started by gabriellem, October 25th, 2015 20:01
    • Replies: 5
    • Views: 1,027
    October 28th, 2015, 08:26 Go to last post
  13. How many transcripts are needed?

    Started by fryfry, October 26th, 2015 05:38
    • Replies: 6
    • Views: 1,182
    October 27th, 2015, 11:33 Go to last post
    • Replies: 4
    • Views: 1,166
    October 24th, 2015, 23:32 Go to last post
  14. Did I blow my chances?

    Started by dog8food, October 23rd, 2015 01:18
    • Replies: 5
    • Views: 1,449
    October 24th, 2015, 12:09 Go to last post
  15. Proof of Graduation Question

    Started by thecatalyst, October 22nd, 2015 18:43
    • Replies: 3
    • Views: 845
    October 23rd, 2015, 09:46 Go to last post
  16. FBI Background Check = Livescan?

    Started by Rekrab, October 23rd, 2015 03:02
    • Replies: 2
    • Views: 855
    October 23rd, 2015, 09:31 Go to last post
  17. Online form

    Started by haitch40, October 22nd, 2015 20:16
    • Replies: 0
    • Views: 673
    October 22nd, 2015, 20:16 Go to last post
  18. Disclosing tattoos on application

    Started by HawkeyeKateBarton, September 28th, 2015 05:25
    • Replies: 19
    • Views: 3,343
    October 21st, 2015, 15:39 Go to last post
  19. Statement of Purpose Reviews

    Started by Kislingbury, October 6th, 2015 11:38
    • Replies: 2
    • Views: 957
    October 21st, 2015, 14:44 Go to last post
  20. Letter of Recommendation Question

    Started by fryfry, October 14th, 2015 04:58
    • Replies: 9
    • Views: 1,472
    October 21st, 2015, 00:24 Go to last post
  21. Question on Abroad Experience

    Started by musicnote, October 20th, 2015 05:12
    • Replies: 5
    • Views: 1,183
    October 20th, 2015, 16:14 Go to last post
  22. Proof of Study Abroad

    Started by mcguiresa, October 12th, 2015 09:49
    • Replies: 4
    • Views: 1,075
    October 18th, 2015, 12:26 Go to last post
  23. To whom are letters of reference addressed?

    Started by darfurorphan, October 15th, 2015 07:32
    • Replies: 3
    • Views: 1,042
    October 17th, 2015, 03:22 Go to last post
  24. 2016 JET Program Application

    Started by Saxman, March 24th, 2015 01:39
    19 Pages
    1 2 3 4 5 ... 19
    • Replies: 363
    • Views: 67,775
    October 17th, 2015, 00:31 Go to last post
  25. JET application, Job references and other bits!

    Started by XR89, September 21st, 2015 23:18
    • Replies: 19
    • Views: 2,787
    October 6th, 2015, 08:32 Go to last post
  26. Question for JET Coordinator

    Started by MinisterDM, October 2nd, 2015 12:49
    • Replies: 5
    • Views: 1,541
    October 5th, 2015, 22:54 Go to last post
  27. Choosing 2nd reference

    Started by HawkeyeKateBarton, September 28th, 2015 05:30
    • Replies: 6
    • Views: 1,399
    October 2nd, 2015, 13:09 Go to last post
  28. Minor concerns over the physical application form

    Started by Lost Bunny, September 29th, 2015 11:22
    • Replies: 3
    • Views: 958
    September 29th, 2015, 16:02 Go to last post
  29. Seeking Advice: Trying to figure out who would make the best references

    Started by Mouri, September 7th, 2015 07:32
    2 Pages
    1 2
    • Replies: 25
    • Views: 3,452
    September 24th, 2015, 11:55 Go to last post
  30. CIR Applicants 2014

    Started by Penguee, November 6th, 2014 14:52
    6 Pages
    1 2 3 4 5 ... 6
    • Replies: 118
    • Views: 22,746
    September 19th, 2015, 14:22 Go to last post
    • Replies: 18
    • Views: 3,021
    September 15th, 2015, 02:05 Go to last post
  31. Ex-JETs applying to return to the programme

    Started by hedgington, October 22nd, 2014 08:54
    3 Pages
    1 2 3
    • Replies: 45
    • Views: 10,492
    September 10th, 2015, 15:55 Go to last post
    • Replies: 7
    • Views: 1,447
    September 3rd, 2015, 15:09 Go to last post
  32. Moved: Has the bubble burst for Japan?

    Started by starxrox, September 2nd, 2015 08:52
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  33. Age of JETS

    Started by starxrox, July 28th, 2015 20:43
    2 Pages
    1 2
    • Replies: 22
    • Views: 3,762
    September 2nd, 2015, 07:51 Go to last post
  34. Discrepancy between Self-Assessment Medical Form and CoH

    Started by RainbowSheep, June 10th, 2015 01:34
    2 Pages
    1 2
    • Replies: 26
    • Views: 5,210
    August 25th, 2015, 01:13 Go to last post
  35. Ini has left the building. Permanently.

    Started by Beer Baron, April 12th, 2015 01:26
    • Replies: 11
    • Views: 4,058
    August 20th, 2015, 15:14 Go to last post
  36. "Upgrades" to CIR?

    Started by AyaReiko, August 7th, 2015 09:51
    • Replies: 10
    • Views: 3,226
    August 13th, 2015, 09:00 Go to last post
  37. JET or Interac

    Started by Haleydru0519, July 26th, 2015 10:50
    2 Pages
    1 2
    • Replies: 34
    • Views: 8,662
    August 10th, 2015, 01:45 Go to last post
  38. Do you use your iPad in Japan?

    Started by Haleydru0519, June 15th, 2015 10:55
    3 Pages
    1 2 3
    • Replies: 41
    • Views: 6,303
    July 21st, 2015, 15:50 Go to last post
  39. Aspiring UK 2015 JETs

    Started by T.H.S., October 18th, 2014 22:28
    27 Pages
    1 2 3 4 5 ... 27
    • Replies: 535
    • Views: 89,048
    July 13th, 2015, 21:22 Go to last post
  40. PLACEMENTS!!! 2015 General Placements Thread

    Started by gibbity, May 14th, 2015 06:05
    19 Pages
    1 2 3 4 5 ... 19
    • Replies: 362
    • Views: 77,333
    July 9th, 2015, 04:51 Go to last post
  41. FBI Background Check delayed?

    Started by hiddenlee22, March 17th, 2015 04:44
    3 Pages
    1 2 3
    • Replies: 41
    • Views: 10,471
    July 1st, 2015, 09:17 Go to last post
  42. Aspiring Canadian JETs 2015

    Started by tobio, September 22nd, 2014 11:00
    29 Pages
    1 2 3 4 5 ... 29
    • Replies: 576
    • Views: 95,555
    June 29th, 2015, 13:20 Go to last post
  43. Tokyo JETs

    Started by genkispirit, June 23rd, 2015 05:02
    • Replies: 15
    • Views: 3,099
    June 26th, 2015, 01:40 Go to last post
  44. "The Last Supper" Thread for 2015 JETs

    Started by ambrosse, May 18th, 2015 01:57
    7 Pages
    1 2 3 4 5 ... 7
    • Replies: 130
    • Views: 18,213
    June 12th, 2015, 13:17 Go to last post
  45. Stuff to bring

    Started by weepinbell, April 27th, 2015 23:14
    6 Pages
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    • Replies: 114
    • Views: 20,145
    June 4th, 2015, 00:54 Go to last post
  46. Poll: Current/former JETs: How many schools do/did you teach in?

    Started by elmaldito, April 19th, 2015 23:17
    3 Pages
    1 2 3
    • Replies: 44
    • Views: 13,906
    May 22nd, 2015, 15:34 Go to last post
  47. State Background Check

    Started by Penguee, May 18th, 2015 12:51
    • Replies: 5
    • Views: 1,636
    May 20th, 2015, 22:32 Go to last post

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