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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: Basic application info and common JET myths

    Started by Page, September 28th, 2011 12:10
    • Replies: 12
    • Views: 14,647
    October 5th, 2014, 18:54 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: 67
    • Views: 38,071
    November 2nd, 2015, 03:20 Go to last post
  3. Sticky Thread Sticky: Attention: Lurkers!

    Started by word, October 2nd, 2013 10:58
    • Replies: 11
    • Views: 12,931
    January 19th, 2016, 12:13 Go to last post
  4. 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: 92,454
    June 4th, 2016, 11:04 Go to last post
  5. 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: 169
    • Views: 59,582
    October 2nd, 2017, 08:38 Go to last post
    • Replies: 7
    • Views: 1,396
    September 3rd, 2015, 15:09 Go to last post
  1. Ex-JETs applying to return to the programme

    Started by hedgington, October 22nd, 2014 08:54
    3 Pages
    1 2 3
    • Replies: 45
    • Views: 10,201
    September 10th, 2015, 15:55 Go to last post
    • Replies: 18
    • Views: 2,925
    September 15th, 2015, 02:05 Go to last post
  2. CIR Applicants 2014

    Started by Penguee, November 6th, 2014 14:52
    6 Pages
    1 2 3 4 5 ... 6
    • Replies: 118
    • Views: 22,196
    September 19th, 2015, 14:22 Go to last post
  3. 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: 3,355
    September 24th, 2015, 11:55 Go to last post
  4. Minor concerns over the physical application form

    Started by Lost Bunny, September 29th, 2015 11:22
    • Replies: 3
    • Views: 930
    September 29th, 2015, 16:02 Go to last post
  5. Choosing 2nd reference

    Started by HawkeyeKateBarton, September 28th, 2015 05:30
    • Replies: 6
    • Views: 1,354
    October 2nd, 2015, 13:09 Go to last post
  6. Question for JET Coordinator

    Started by MinisterDM, October 2nd, 2015 12:49
    • Replies: 5
    • Views: 1,502
    October 5th, 2015, 22:54 Go to last post
  7. JET application, Job references and other bits!

    Started by XR89, September 21st, 2015 23:18
    • Replies: 19
    • Views: 2,665
    October 6th, 2015, 08:32 Go to last post
  8. 2016 JET Program Application

    Started by Saxman, March 24th, 2015 01:39
    19 Pages
    1 2 3 4 5 ... 19
    • Replies: 363
    • Views: 66,118
    October 17th, 2015, 00:31 Go to last post
  9. To whom are letters of reference addressed?

    Started by darfurorphan, October 15th, 2015 07:32
    • Replies: 3
    • Views: 1,011
    October 17th, 2015, 03:22 Go to last post
  10. Proof of Study Abroad

    Started by mcguiresa, October 12th, 2015 09:49
    • Replies: 4
    • Views: 1,043
    October 18th, 2015, 12:26 Go to last post
  11. Question on Abroad Experience

    Started by musicnote, October 20th, 2015 05:12
    • Replies: 5
    • Views: 1,146
    October 20th, 2015, 16:14 Go to last post
  12. Letter of Recommendation Question

    Started by fryfry, October 14th, 2015 04:58
    • Replies: 9
    • Views: 1,429
    October 21st, 2015, 00:24 Go to last post
  13. Statement of Purpose Reviews

    Started by Kislingbury, October 6th, 2015 11:38
    • Replies: 2
    • Views: 918
    October 21st, 2015, 14:44 Go to last post
  14. Disclosing tattoos on application

    Started by HawkeyeKateBarton, September 28th, 2015 05:25
    • Replies: 19
    • Views: 3,226
    October 21st, 2015, 15:39 Go to last post
  15. Online form

    Started by haitch40, October 22nd, 2015 20:16
    • Replies: 0
    • Views: 651
    October 22nd, 2015, 20:16 Go to last post
  16. FBI Background Check = Livescan?

    Started by Rekrab, October 23rd, 2015 03:02
    • Replies: 2
    • Views: 819
    October 23rd, 2015, 09:31 Go to last post
  17. Proof of Graduation Question

    Started by thecatalyst, October 22nd, 2015 18:43
    • Replies: 3
    • Views: 819
    October 23rd, 2015, 09:46 Go to last post
  18. Did I blow my chances?

    Started by dog8food, October 23rd, 2015 01:18
    • Replies: 5
    • Views: 1,408
    October 24th, 2015, 12:09 Go to last post
    • Replies: 4
    • Views: 1,138
    October 24th, 2015, 23:32 Go to last post
  19. How many transcripts are needed?

    Started by fryfry, October 26th, 2015 05:38
    • Replies: 6
    • Views: 1,155
    October 27th, 2015, 11:33 Go to last post
  20. Studying Abroad while Applying for JET - transcript?

    Started by gabriellem, October 25th, 2015 20:01
    • Replies: 5
    • Views: 996
    October 28th, 2015, 08:26 Go to last post
  21. Questions Regarding School Placements

    Started by RavenParadox, October 7th, 2015 10:52
    3 Pages
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    • Replies: 43
    • Views: 6,976
    October 29th, 2015, 16:00 Go to last post
  22. Move along, nothing to see here

    Started by Ini, November 2nd, 2015 11:50
    • Replies: 11
    • Views: 2,329
    November 2nd, 2015, 15:06 Go to last post
  23. Online Application Problem

    Started by michellee, November 7th, 2015 12:12
    • Replies: 2
    • Views: 1,003
    November 8th, 2015, 22:13 Go to last post
  24. Question about Work Experience

    Started by michellee, November 6th, 2015 17:37
    • Replies: 1
    • Views: 930
    November 9th, 2015, 08:06 Go to last post
  25. May have made a minor error on my application -- Thoughts?

    Started by Mouri, November 7th, 2015 15:12
    • Replies: 6
    • Views: 1,617
    November 9th, 2015, 08:50 Go to last post
  26. Is JET something we should apply for?

    Started by microseism89, November 6th, 2015 13:10
    • Replies: 8
    • Views: 2,198
    November 9th, 2015, 16:11 Go to last post
  27. Did I blow it?!

    Started by riyakou, November 10th, 2015 23:45
    • Replies: 0
    • Views: 1,291
    November 10th, 2015, 23:45 Go to last post
  28. Application mess up

    Started by riyakou, November 11th, 2015 12:06
    • Replies: 8
    • Views: 2,344
    November 12th, 2015, 23:36 Go to last post
  29. Deadline Extension

    Started by BabyKing, November 12th, 2015 22:04
    • Replies: 4
    • Views: 1,618
    November 13th, 2015, 06:57 Go to last post
  30. Getting application reopened? (UK Applicant)

    Started by thatitguy, November 15th, 2015 03:14
    • Replies: 1
    • Views: 1,120
    November 15th, 2015, 04:16 Go to last post
  31. Do corrected errors ruin chances?

    Started by OriginalName, November 17th, 2015 20:22
    • Replies: 3
    • Views: 1,304
    November 19th, 2015, 21:08 Go to last post
  32. Application Mistake

    Started by BabyKing, November 12th, 2015 12:45
    • Replies: 9
    • Views: 2,679
    November 21st, 2015, 14:41 Go to last post
  33. Japan and Phones

    Started by Viral, April 6th, 2015 04:40
    11 Pages
    1 2 3 4 5 ... 11
    • Replies: 205
    • Views: 45,012
    November 27th, 2015, 10:07 Go to last post
  34. Aspiring US JETs 2015

    Started by naginataonthebrain, October 3rd, 2014 06:07
    88 Pages
    1 2 3 4 5 ... 88
    • Replies: 1,757
    • Views: 279,913
    December 18th, 2015, 08:57 Go to last post
  35. 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: 12,112
    December 19th, 2015, 09:05 Go to last post
  36. Aspiring Singaporean JETs 2015

    Started by shue, February 16th, 2015 12:08
    3 Pages
    1 2 3
    • Replies: 57
    • Views: 11,971
    January 1st, 2016, 13:34 Go to last post
  37. 2015 JET Alternates Thread

    Started by Sherlock, March 31st, 2015 07:28
    28 Pages
    1 2 3 4 5 ... 28
    • Replies: 549
    • Views: 138,412
    January 7th, 2016, 08:22 Go to last post
  38. Strange Job Offer After Application

    Started by DigitalHarp, December 31st, 2015 02:51
    • Replies: 14
    • Views: 3,698
    January 13th, 2016, 00:14 Go to last post
  39. Facebook worry

    Started by BabyKing, December 6th, 2015 09:17
    2 Pages
    1 2
    • Replies: 25
    • Views: 6,045
    January 13th, 2016, 13:43 Go to last post
  40. Indicate change of location preference at interview?

    Started by Meow, January 20th, 2016 14:08
    • Replies: 6
    • Views: 2,454
    January 21st, 2016, 08:29 Go to last post
  41. 2016 JET US INTERVIEW LIST IS UP!!!!!

    Started by simplesam, January 9th, 2016 09:30
    • Replies: 15
    • Views: 2,796
    January 25th, 2016, 15:09 Go to last post
  42. Looking to take the plunge (at last!)

    Started by UsagiUK, January 28th, 2016 06:58
    • Replies: 0
    • Views: 846
    January 28th, 2016, 06:58 Go to last post
  43. Current JETs, mind Skype interviewing me?

    Started by Atrolle, January 17th, 2016 01:45
    • Replies: 3
    • Views: 1,175
    January 29th, 2016, 13:20 Go to last post
  44. Finally (!) looking to apply this coming October

    Started by UsagiUK, January 28th, 2016 00:04
    • Replies: 6
    • Views: 1,285
    January 30th, 2016, 02:36 Go to last post
  45. Any former Peace Corps Volunteers on here?

    Started by cdecorse, December 17th, 2015 15:54
    • Replies: 7
    • Views: 1,920
    January 31st, 2016, 11:41 Go to last post
  46. Preparing for the Mock Teaching Element of the Interview

    Started by Mouri, January 27th, 2016 12:09
    • Replies: 5
    • Views: 2,186
    February 3rd, 2016, 14:05 Go to last post
  47. Applying with a history of depression?

    Started by ちから, January 10th, 2016 23:17
    3 Pages
    1 2 3
    • Replies: 49
    • Views: 6,435
    February 4th, 2016, 21:49 Go to last post

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