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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: Not so obvious advice for new ALTs

    Started by Jiggit, July 4th, 2014 14:07
    10 Pages
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    • Replies: 199
    • Views: 96,476
    June 4th, 2016, 11:04 Go to last post
  2. Sticky Thread Sticky: Basic application info and common JET myths

    Started by Page, September 28th, 2011 12:10
    • Replies: 12
    • Views: 15,070
    October 5th, 2014, 18:54 Go to last post
  3. 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: 62,807
    October 2nd, 2017, 08:38 Go to last post
  4. Sticky Thread Sticky: Attention: Lurkers!

    Started by word, October 2nd, 2013 10:58
    • Replies: 11
    • Views: 13,522
    January 19th, 2016, 12:13 Go to last post
  5. 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: 39,613
    November 2nd, 2015, 03:20 Go to last post
  1. Oddity in the medical self assessment form

    Started by Master Mushroom, November 8th, 2014 05:08
    • Replies: 2
    • Views: 872
    November 8th, 2014, 06:17 Go to last post
  2. 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
  3. [US] Personal Statement feed back!

    Started by Megenes, September 12th, 2016 07:04
    • Replies: 4
    • Views: 1,768
    October 12th, 2016, 19:31 Go to last post
  4. Indicate change of location preference at interview?

    Started by Meow, January 20th, 2016 14:08
    • Replies: 6
    • Views: 2,677
    January 21st, 2016, 08:29 Go to last post
    • Replies: 0
    • Views: 4,310
    October 2nd, 2014, 00:56 Go to last post
  5. New JET Program website for USA

    Started by miamicoordinator, October 1st, 2014 23:03
    • Replies: 9
    • Views: 3,887
    October 3rd, 2014, 16:50 Go to last post
    • Replies: 4
    • Views: 1,316
    October 11th, 2014, 02:30 Go to last post
  6. Question about Work Experience

    Started by michellee, November 6th, 2015 17:37
    • Replies: 1
    • Views: 949
    November 9th, 2015, 08:06 Go to last post
  7. Online Application Problem

    Started by michellee, November 7th, 2015 12:12
    • Replies: 2
    • Views: 1,027
    November 8th, 2015, 22:13 Go to last post
  8. Is JET something we should apply for?

    Started by microseism89, November 6th, 2015 13:10
    • Replies: 8
    • Views: 2,235
    November 9th, 2015, 16:11 Go to last post
  9. 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
  10. Applying to companies simultaneously?

    Started by mirai, August 21st, 2017 12:52
    • Replies: 10
    • Views: 665
    August 29th, 2017, 15:20 Go to last post
  11. Is a Driver's License a dealmaker/breaker?

    Started by mirai, August 29th, 2017 15:31
    2 Pages
    1 2
    • Replies: 30
    • Views: 1,555
    September 5th, 2017, 14:27 Go to last post
  12. Aspiring UK JETs 2017 - Megathread

    Started by Monty, October 19th, 2016 22:27
    • Replies: 3
    • Views: 1,172
    October 20th, 2016, 08:12 Go to last post
    • Replies: 6
    • Views: 1,196
    March 8th, 2017, 16:44 Go to last post
  13. Alternate vs Shortlist Candidates Help Please

    Started by mookielove, February 2nd, 2015 02:14
    • Replies: 6
    • Views: 1,808
    February 2nd, 2015, 09:14 Go to last post
  14. Preparing for the Mock Teaching Element of the Interview

    Started by Mouri, January 27th, 2016 12:09
    • Replies: 5
    • Views: 2,284
    February 3rd, 2016, 14:05 Go to last post
    • Replies: 18
    • Views: 3,021
    September 15th, 2015, 02:05 Go to last post
  15. Seeking Advice: Trying to figure out who would make the best references

    Started by Mouri, September 7th, 2015 07:32
    2 Pages
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    • Replies: 25
    • Views: 3,450
    September 24th, 2015, 11:55 Go to last post
  16. May have made a minor error on my application -- Thoughts?

    Started by Mouri, November 7th, 2015 15:12
    • Replies: 6
    • Views: 1,667
    November 9th, 2015, 08:50 Go to last post
  17. Advice on declaring previous anxiety.

    Started by Mr.Index, January 5th, 2015 09:18
    • Replies: 11
    • Views: 3,205
    January 31st, 2015, 09:34 Go to last post
    • Replies: 4
    • Views: 1,166
    October 24th, 2015, 23:32 Go to last post
  18. Aspiring Irish 2015 JETS

    Started by Murasaki Ookami, November 4th, 2014 22:17
    2 Pages
    1 2
    • Replies: 21
    • Views: 3,949
    March 30th, 2015, 14:02 Go to last post
  19. Moved: Irish application questions 2015

    Started by Murasaki Ookami, January 8th, 2015 11:18
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  20. Question on Abroad Experience

    Started by musicnote, October 20th, 2015 05:12
    • Replies: 5
    • Views: 1,182
    October 20th, 2015, 16:14 Go to last post
    • Replies: 5
    • Views: 1,482
    August 27th, 2016, 09:15 Go to last post
  21. Aspiring US JETs 2015

    Started by naginataonthebrain, October 3rd, 2014 06:07
    88 Pages
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    • Replies: 1,757
    • Views: 285,977
    December 18th, 2015, 08:57 Go to last post
  22. INTERVIEW LIST IS UP---Oh wait

    Started by naginataonthebrain, January 13th, 2015 05:08
    • Replies: 6
    • Views: 1,376
    January 13th, 2015, 05:55 Go to last post
  23. Advice for women buying suits?

    Started by naginataonthebrain, January 14th, 2015 07:04
    8 Pages
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    • Replies: 147
    • Views: 26,545
    January 22nd, 2015, 19:55 Go to last post
  24. Expungement?

    Started by namiburlesk, January 22nd, 2015 06:01
    2 Pages
    1 2
    • Replies: 25
    • Views: 5,709
    January 31st, 2015, 21:58 Go to last post
  25. Proof of Study Abroad

    Started by Neycourt, October 10th, 2014 08:04
    • Replies: 9
    • Views: 1,741
    November 19th, 2014, 08:42 Go to last post
  26. JET: 2018

    Started by Noogah, April 13th, 2015 07:28
    3 Pages
    1 2 3
    • Replies: 50
    • Views: 9,529
    April 15th, 2015, 22:54 Go to last post
  27. 2015 CIR Placement requests

    Started by okonomiyaki2, November 9th, 2014 16:02
    • Replies: 3
    • Views: 1,206
    November 11th, 2014, 03:34 Go to last post
  28. Do corrected errors ruin chances?

    Started by OriginalName, November 17th, 2015 20:22
    • Replies: 3
    • Views: 1,325
    November 19th, 2015, 21:08 Go to last post
    • Replies: 31
    • Views: 4,897
    April 21st, 2016, 23:21 Go to last post
  29. Driving in Japan and Colour Blindness

    Started by PanormousPanda, February 27th, 2015 08:30
    • Replies: 7
    • Views: 1,876
    February 27th, 2015, 17:59 Go to last post
  30. Interview Locations for Those Living Abroad

    Started by Penguee, October 15th, 2014 11:04
    2 Pages
    1 2
    • Replies: 21
    • Views: 2,156
    November 3rd, 2014, 20:09 Go to last post
  31. CIR Applicants 2014

    Started by Penguee, November 6th, 2014 14:52
    6 Pages
    1 2 3 4 5 ... 6
    • Replies: 118
    • Views: 22,732
    September 19th, 2015, 14:22 Go to last post
  32. State Background Check

    Started by Penguee, May 18th, 2015 12:51
    • Replies: 5
    • Views: 1,635
    May 20th, 2015, 22:32 Go to last post
  33. Question regards the self declared medical form.

    Started by phillyjoeremarkable, November 9th, 2014 21:06
    2 Pages
    1 2
    • Replies: 22
    • Views: 4,341
    November 11th, 2014, 15:38 Go to last post
  34. Reason to panic...

    Started by phillyjoeremarkable, November 21st, 2014 03:16
    • Replies: 8
    • Views: 1,791
    November 23rd, 2014, 00:11 Go to last post
  35. Anyone applying for 2018?

    Started by phthalocyanine, September 15th, 2017 10:59
    • Replies: 12
    • Views: 1,104
    October 13th, 2017, 23:46 Go to last post
  36. TEFL?

    Started by pimmsy, May 16th, 2014 14:49
    • Replies: 9
    • Views: 1,702
    May 17th, 2014, 07:22 Go to last post
  37. Kiwi 2015 applicants?

    Started by prasada, February 21st, 2015 14:05
    2 Pages
    1 2
    • Replies: 34
    • Views: 4,569
    April 25th, 2015, 11:58 Go to last post
  38. Happy to go in April - but no Certificate of Health ready

    Started by prazza, November 19th, 2014 02:32
    • Replies: 3
    • Views: 937
    November 19th, 2014, 21:34 Go to last post
    • Replies: 6
    • Views: 3,812
    November 20th, 2014, 20:39 Go to last post
    • Replies: 6
    • Views: 1,235
    November 20th, 2014, 15:45 Go to last post
  39. Is it too late to say I'd be happy to go before July?

    Started by prazza, January 8th, 2015 08:24
    • Replies: 7
    • Views: 1,315
    January 9th, 2015, 05:05 Go to last post
  40. Advice for current dispatch ALT in Japan who is applying to JET?

    Started by project_4, October 26th, 2014 20:57
    2 Pages
    1 2
    • Replies: 20
    • Views: 2,052
    November 4th, 2014, 19:03 Go to last post
  41. Regards to Mental Condition on the Application

    Started by Protestah, February 2nd, 2017 02:25
    2 Pages
    1 2
    • Replies: 31
    • Views: 3,899
    February 21st, 2017, 10:26 Go to last post

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