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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
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    • Replies: 199
    • Views: 92,230
    June 4th, 2016, 11:04 Go to last post
  2. 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: 59,400
    October 2nd, 2017, 08:38 Go to last post
  3. Sticky Thread Sticky: Word's Formerly Secret Interview Advice

    Started by word, January 9th, 2014 10:26
    4 Pages
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    • Replies: 67
    • Views: 37,992
    November 2nd, 2015, 03:20 Go to last post
  4. Sticky Thread Sticky: Basic application info and common JET myths

    Started by Page, September 28th, 2011 12:10
    • Replies: 12
    • Views: 14,620
    October 5th, 2014, 18:54 Go to last post
  5. Sticky Thread Sticky: Attention: Lurkers!

    Started by word, October 2nd, 2013 10:58
    • Replies: 11
    • Views: 12,897
    January 19th, 2016, 12:13 Go to last post
  1. Move along, nothing to see here

    Started by Ini, November 2nd, 2015 11:50
    • Replies: 11
    • Views: 2,328
    November 2nd, 2015, 15:06 Go to last post
  2. What do you guys think they want from me?

    Started by Tunana, January 29th, 2015 18:45
    • Replies: 11
    • Views: 2,630
    January 31st, 2015, 09:47 Go to last post
  3. Advice needed on Borderlink and JET

    Started by AppleSauce, January 30th, 2015 13:03
    • Replies: 11
    • Views: 3,173
    April 3rd, 2015, 11:54 Go to last post
  4. Ini has left the building. Permanently.

    Started by Beer Baron, April 12th, 2015 01:26
    • Replies: 11
    • Views: 3,959
    August 20th, 2015, 15:14 Go to last post
    • Replies: 11
    • Views: 2,784
    March 2nd, 2016, 09:52 Go to last post
  5. Japanese language requirements for elementary school?

    Started by Snegurochka, February 13th, 2015 15:25
    • Replies: 10
    • Views: 2,563
    February 20th, 2015, 03:43 Go to last post
  6. Passport Help

    Started by Verbatim, March 31st, 2015 08:24
    • Replies: 10
    • Views: 3,053
    April 2nd, 2015, 05:25 Go to last post
  7. Married before JET Program?

    Started by Toki, April 7th, 2015 05:43
    • Replies: 10
    • Views: 3,438
    May 7th, 2015, 03:45 Go to last post
  8. "Upgrades" to CIR?

    Started by AyaReiko, August 7th, 2015 09:51
    • Replies: 10
    • Views: 3,134
    August 13th, 2015, 09:00 Go to last post
  9. Which program/route to go down?

    Started by soph3, September 24th, 2016 02:24
    • Replies: 10
    • Views: 1,621
    September 29th, 2016, 21:35 Go to last post
  10. Applying to companies simultaneously?

    Started by mirai, August 21st, 2017 12:52
    • Replies: 10
    • Views: 514
    August 29th, 2017, 15:20 Go to last post
  11. New JET Program website for USA

    Started by miamicoordinator, October 1st, 2014 23:03
    • Replies: 9
    • Views: 3,629
    October 3rd, 2014, 16:50 Go to last post
  12. TEFL?

    Started by pimmsy, May 16th, 2014 14:49
    • Replies: 9
    • Views: 1,647
    May 17th, 2014, 07:22 Go to last post
  13. Certificate of Health

    Started by squirrelmagnolia, September 25th, 2014 22:56
    • Replies: 9
    • Views: 1,735
    October 23rd, 2014, 01:22 Go to last post
  14. Getting an Official Transcript

    Started by rain, October 1st, 2014 07:32
    • Replies: 9
    • Views: 1,812
    October 1st, 2014, 19:47 Go to last post
  15. Proof of Study Abroad

    Started by Neycourt, October 10th, 2014 08:04
    • Replies: 9
    • Views: 1,689
    November 19th, 2014, 08:42 Go to last post
  16. JET Programme & Graduation

    Started by Viral, November 21st, 2014 21:10
    • Replies: 9
    • Views: 1,865
    November 22nd, 2014, 02:40 Go to last post
  17. UK Jet late confirmation of interview

    Started by callum1992, January 17th, 2015 14:07
    • Replies: 9
    • Views: 1,685
    January 20th, 2015, 23:03 Go to last post
  18. Letter of Recommendation Question

    Started by fryfry, October 14th, 2015 04:58
    • Replies: 9
    • Views: 1,428
    October 21st, 2015, 00:24 Go to last post
  19. Application Mistake

    Started by BabyKing, November 12th, 2015 12:45
    • Replies: 9
    • Views: 2,678
    November 21st, 2015, 14:41 Go to last post
  20. Applying for JET Program and Depression

    Started by Irek, March 12th, 2016 09:29
    • Replies: 9
    • Views: 2,499
    March 17th, 2016, 09:29 Go to last post
  21. The Block system

    Started by Madjawa, November 3rd, 2016 10:10
    • Replies: 9
    • Views: 2,681
    November 4th, 2016, 10:23 Go to last post
  22. Placement preference question

    Started by Snow, June 2nd, 2017 04:02
    • Replies: 9
    • Views: 844
    August 22nd, 2017, 09:10 Go to last post
  23. Is JET something we should apply for?

    Started by microseism89, November 6th, 2015 13:10
    • Replies: 8
    • Views: 2,197
    November 9th, 2015, 16:11 Go to last post
  24. Reason to panic...

    Started by phillyjoeremarkable, November 21st, 2014 03:16
    • Replies: 8
    • Views: 1,735
    November 23rd, 2014, 00:11 Go to last post
  25. Early Placement- Criminal History Background Check

    Started by Difficultwork, January 13th, 2015 06:41
    • Replies: 8
    • Views: 1,518
    January 14th, 2015, 23:47 Go to last post
    • Replies: 8
    • Views: 2,614
    April 2nd, 2015, 08:15 Go to last post
  26. Application mess up

    Started by riyakou, November 11th, 2015 12:06
    • Replies: 8
    • Views: 2,343
    November 12th, 2015, 23:36 Go to last post
  27. US Applications - Megathread

    Started by Shincantsen, September 29th, 2016 01:01
    • Replies: 8
    • Views: 1,251
    September 29th, 2016, 09:54 Go to last post
    • Replies: 7
    • Views: 1,193
    October 30th, 2014, 01:31 Go to last post
  28. Proof of Graduation question

    Started by YeezyMode, November 18th, 2014 03:17
    • Replies: 7
    • Views: 1,193
    November 21st, 2014, 06:30 Go to last post
  29. 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: 1,268
    January 9th, 2015, 05:05 Go to last post
  30. Moved: Molestation

    Started by starfish, January 29th, 2015 03:44
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  31. Driving in Japan and Colour Blindness

    Started by PanormousPanda, February 27th, 2015 08:30
    • Replies: 7
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    February 27th, 2015, 17:59 Go to last post
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    • Views: 1,395
    September 3rd, 2015, 15:09 Go to last post
  32. Any former Peace Corps Volunteers on here?

    Started by cdecorse, December 17th, 2015 15:54
    • Replies: 7
    • Views: 1,914
    January 31st, 2016, 11:41 Go to last post
  33. FBI Background Check

    Started by jetting?, March 23rd, 2016 17:57
    • Replies: 7
    • Views: 1,774
    March 24th, 2016, 06:41 Go to last post
  34. Application Process Order

    Started by Eibig, August 6th, 2016 09:53
    • Replies: 7
    • Views: 1,274
    August 7th, 2016, 10:05 Go to last post
    • Replies: 7
    • Views: 1,042
    February 8th, 2017, 15:14 Go to last post
  35. JET application follow up?

    Started by hiddenlee22, October 11th, 2014 22:54
    • Replies: 6
    • Views: 1,470
    October 14th, 2014, 01:58 Go to last post
  36. Moved: Irish application questions 2015

    Started by Murasaki Ookami, January 8th, 2015 11:18
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    November 20th, 2014, 20:39 Go to last post
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    November 20th, 2014, 15:45 Go to last post
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    • Views: 1,856
    February 3rd, 2015, 07:48 Go to last post
  37. Alternate vs Shortlist Candidates Help Please

    Started by mookielove, February 2nd, 2015 02:14
    • Replies: 6
    • Views: 1,773
    February 2nd, 2015, 09:14 Go to last post
  38. May have made a minor error on my application -- Thoughts?

    Started by Mouri, November 7th, 2015 15:12
    • Replies: 6
    • Views: 1,616
    November 9th, 2015, 08:50 Go to last post
  39. Indicate change of location preference at interview?

    Started by Meow, January 20th, 2016 14:08
    • Replies: 6
    • Views: 2,440
    January 21st, 2016, 08:29 Go to last post
  40. Finally (!) looking to apply this coming October

    Started by UsagiUK, January 28th, 2016 00:04
    • Replies: 6
    • Views: 1,283
    January 30th, 2016, 02:36 Go to last post
  41. Medical - Australian applicants

    Started by The Buddha Hulk, October 23rd, 2016 17:15
    • Replies: 6
    • Views: 1,298
    October 24th, 2016, 10:12 Go to last post
    • Replies: 6
    • Views: 1,056
    March 8th, 2017, 16:44 Go to last post

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