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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
    1 2 3 4 5 ... 9
    • Replies: 170
    • Views: 79,505
    December 16th, 2018, 18:28 Go to last post
  2. Sticky Thread Sticky: Word's Formerly Secret Interview Advice

    Started by word, January 9th, 2014 10:26
    4 Pages
    1 2 3 4
    • Replies: 68
    • Views: 48,477
    July 19th, 2018, 14:41 Go to last post
  3. 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: 114,453
    June 4th, 2016, 11:04 Go to last post
  4. Sticky Thread Sticky: Attention: Lurkers!

    Started by word, October 2nd, 2013 10:58
    • Replies: 11
    • Views: 16,726
    January 19th, 2016, 12:13 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: 17,282
    October 5th, 2014, 18:54 Go to last post
  1. Facebook worry

    Started by BabyKing, December 6th, 2015 09:17
    2 Pages
    1 2
    • Replies: 25
    • Views: 7,346
    January 13th, 2016, 13:43 Go to last post
  2. Strange Job Offer After Application

    Started by DigitalHarp, December 31st, 2015 02:51
    • Replies: 14
    • Views: 4,357
    January 13th, 2016, 00:14 Go to last post
  3. 2015 JET Alternates Thread

    Started by Sherlock, March 31st, 2015 07:28
    28 Pages
    1 2 3 4 5 ... 28
    • Replies: 549
    • Views: 151,148
    January 7th, 2016, 08:22 Go to last post
  4. Aspiring Singaporean JETs 2015

    Started by shue, February 16th, 2015 12:08
    3 Pages
    1 2 3
    • Replies: 57
    • Views: 13,837
    January 1st, 2016, 13:34 Go to last post
  5. So who here's going for the second (or more) attempt this year?

    Started by firemarth, November 28th, 2015 15:16
    4 Pages
    1 2 3 4
    • Replies: 78
    • Views: 13,906
    December 19th, 2015, 09:05 Go to last post
  6. Aspiring US JETs 2015

    Started by naginataonthebrain, October 3rd, 2014 06:07
    88 Pages
    1 2 3 4 5 ... 88
    • Replies: 1,757
    • Views: 318,199
    December 18th, 2015, 08:57 Go to last post
  7. Japan and Phones

    Started by Viral, April 6th, 2015 04:40
    11 Pages
    1 2 3 4 5 ... 11
    • Replies: 205
    • Views: 50,931
    November 27th, 2015, 10:07 Go to last post
  8. Application Mistake

    Started by BabyKing, November 12th, 2015 12:45
    • Replies: 9
    • Views: 2,991
    November 21st, 2015, 14:41 Go to last post
  9. Do corrected errors ruin chances?

    Started by OriginalName, November 17th, 2015 20:22
    • Replies: 3
    • Views: 1,462
    November 19th, 2015, 21:08 Go to last post
  10. Getting application reopened? (UK Applicant)

    Started by thatitguy, November 15th, 2015 03:14
    • Replies: 1
    • Views: 1,261
    November 15th, 2015, 04:16 Go to last post
  11. Deadline Extension

    Started by BabyKing, November 12th, 2015 22:04
    • Replies: 4
    • Views: 1,796
    November 13th, 2015, 06:57 Go to last post
  12. Application mess up

    Started by riyakou, November 11th, 2015 12:06
    • Replies: 8
    • Views: 2,744
    November 12th, 2015, 23:36 Go to last post
  13. Did I blow it?!

    Started by riyakou, November 10th, 2015 23:45
    • Replies: 0
    • Views: 1,466
    November 10th, 2015, 23:45 Go to last post
  14. Is JET something we should apply for?

    Started by microseism89, November 6th, 2015 13:10
    • Replies: 8
    • Views: 2,544
    November 9th, 2015, 16:11 Go to last post
  15. May have made a minor error on my application -- Thoughts?

    Started by Mouri, November 7th, 2015 15:12
    • Replies: 6
    • Views: 1,902
    November 9th, 2015, 08:50 Go to last post
  16. Question about Work Experience

    Started by michellee, November 6th, 2015 17:37
    • Replies: 1
    • Views: 1,063
    November 9th, 2015, 08:06 Go to last post
  17. Online Application Problem

    Started by michellee, November 7th, 2015 12:12
    • Replies: 2
    • Views: 1,146
    November 8th, 2015, 22:13 Go to last post
  18. Move along, nothing to see here

    Started by Ini, November 2nd, 2015 11:50
    • Replies: 11
    • Views: 2,610
    November 2nd, 2015, 15:06 Go to last post
  19. Questions Regarding School Placements

    Started by RavenParadox, October 7th, 2015 10:52
    3 Pages
    1 2 3
    • Replies: 43
    • Views: 8,615
    October 29th, 2015, 16:00 Go to last post
  20. Studying Abroad while Applying for JET - transcript?

    Started by gabriellem, October 25th, 2015 20:01
    • Replies: 5
    • Views: 1,205
    October 28th, 2015, 08:26 Go to last post
  21. How many transcripts are needed?

    Started by fryfry, October 26th, 2015 05:38
    • Replies: 6
    • Views: 1,321
    October 27th, 2015, 11:33 Go to last post
    • Replies: 4
    • Views: 1,300
    October 24th, 2015, 23:32 Go to last post
  22. Did I blow my chances?

    Started by dog8food, October 23rd, 2015 01:18
    • Replies: 5
    • Views: 1,612
    October 24th, 2015, 12:09 Go to last post
  23. Proof of Graduation Question

    Started by thecatalyst, October 22nd, 2015 18:43
    • Replies: 3
    • Views: 977
    October 23rd, 2015, 09:46 Go to last post
  24. FBI Background Check = Livescan?

    Started by Rekrab, October 23rd, 2015 03:02
    • Replies: 2
    • Views: 971
    October 23rd, 2015, 09:31 Go to last post
  25. Online form

    Started by haitch40, October 22nd, 2015 20:16
    • Replies: 0
    • Views: 768
    October 22nd, 2015, 20:16 Go to last post
  26. Disclosing tattoos on application

    Started by HawkeyeKateBarton, September 28th, 2015 05:25
    • Replies: 19
    • Views: 3,995
    October 21st, 2015, 15:39 Go to last post
  27. Statement of Purpose Reviews

    Started by Kislingbury, October 6th, 2015 11:38
    • Replies: 2
    • Views: 1,107
    October 21st, 2015, 14:44 Go to last post
  28. Letter of Recommendation Question

    Started by fryfry, October 14th, 2015 04:58
    • Replies: 9
    • Views: 1,755
    October 21st, 2015, 00:24 Go to last post
  29. Question on Abroad Experience

    Started by musicnote, October 20th, 2015 05:12
    • Replies: 5
    • Views: 1,371
    October 20th, 2015, 16:14 Go to last post
  30. Proof of Study Abroad

    Started by mcguiresa, October 12th, 2015 09:49
    • Replies: 4
    • Views: 1,210
    October 18th, 2015, 12:26 Go to last post
  31. To whom are letters of reference addressed?

    Started by darfurorphan, October 15th, 2015 07:32
    • Replies: 3
    • Views: 1,181
    October 17th, 2015, 03:22 Go to last post
  32. 2016 JET Program Application

    Started by Saxman, March 24th, 2015 01:39
    19 Pages
    1 2 3 4 5 ... 19
    • Replies: 363
    • Views: 75,457
    October 17th, 2015, 00:31 Go to last post
  33. JET application, Job references and other bits!

    Started by XR89, September 21st, 2015 23:18
    • Replies: 19
    • Views: 3,324
    October 6th, 2015, 08:32 Go to last post
  34. Question for JET Coordinator

    Started by MinisterDM, October 2nd, 2015 12:49
    • Replies: 5
    • Views: 1,692
    October 5th, 2015, 22:54 Go to last post
  35. Choosing 2nd reference

    Started by HawkeyeKateBarton, September 28th, 2015 05:30
    • Replies: 6
    • Views: 1,650
    October 2nd, 2015, 13:09 Go to last post
  36. Minor concerns over the physical application form

    Started by Lost Bunny, September 29th, 2015 11:22
    • Replies: 3
    • Views: 1,068
    September 29th, 2015, 16:02 Go to last post
  37. 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: 3,862
    September 24th, 2015, 11:55 Go to last post
  38. CIR Applicants 2014

    Started by Penguee, November 6th, 2014 14:52
    6 Pages
    1 2 3 4 5 ... 6
    • Replies: 118
    • Views: 25,680
    September 19th, 2015, 14:22 Go to last post
    • Replies: 18
    • Views: 3,551
    September 15th, 2015, 02:05 Go to last post
  39. Ex-JETs applying to return to the programme

    Started by hedgington, October 22nd, 2014 08:54
    3 Pages
    1 2 3
    • Replies: 45
    • Views: 11,759
    September 10th, 2015, 15:55 Go to last post
    • Replies: 7
    • Views: 1,678
    September 3rd, 2015, 15:09 Go to last post
  40. Moved: Has the bubble burst for Japan?

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

    Started by starxrox, July 28th, 2015 20:43
    2 Pages
    1 2
    • Replies: 22
    • Views: 4,044
    September 2nd, 2015, 07:51 Go to last post
  42. Discrepancy between Self-Assessment Medical Form and CoH

    Started by RainbowSheep, June 10th, 2015 01:34
    2 Pages
    1 2
    • Replies: 26
    • Views: 6,059
    August 25th, 2015, 01:13 Go to last post
  43. Ini has left the building. Permanently.

    Started by Beer Baron, April 12th, 2015 01:26
    • Replies: 11
    • Views: 4,387
    August 20th, 2015, 15:14 Go to last post
  44. "Upgrades" to CIR?

    Started by AyaReiko, August 7th, 2015 09:51
    • Replies: 10
    • Views: 3,608
    August 13th, 2015, 09:00 Go to last post
  45. JET or Interac

    Started by Haleydru0519, July 26th, 2015 10:50
    2 Pages
    1 2
    • Replies: 34
    • Views: 9,755
    August 10th, 2015, 01:45 Go to last post
  46. Do you use your iPad in Japan?

    Started by Haleydru0519, June 15th, 2015 10:55
    3 Pages
    1 2 3
    • Replies: 41
    • Views: 7,025
    July 21st, 2015, 15:50 Go to last post
  47. 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: 94,620
    July 13th, 2015, 21:22 Go to last post

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