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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: 96,831
    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
    1 2 3 4 5 ... 9
    • Replies: 169
    • Views: 63,100
    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
    1 2 3 4
    • Replies: 67
    • Views: 39,751
    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: 15,103
    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: 13,574
    January 19th, 2016, 12:13 Go to last post
  1. Application mess up

    Started by riyakou, November 11th, 2015 12:06
    • Replies: 8
    • Views: 2,410
    November 12th, 2015, 23:36 Go to last post
  2. Move along, nothing to see here

    Started by Ini, November 2nd, 2015 11:50
    • Replies: 11
    • Views: 2,381
    November 2nd, 2015, 15:06 Go to last post
  3. Lack of Japanese Knowledge

    Started by BabyKing, February 4th, 2016 21:54
    • Replies: 15
    • Views: 2,300
    February 11th, 2016, 19:49 Go to last post
  4. Preparing for the Mock Teaching Element of the Interview

    Started by Mouri, January 27th, 2016 12:09
    • Replies: 5
    • Views: 2,294
    February 3rd, 2016, 14:05 Go to last post
  5. Is JET something we should apply for?

    Started by microseism89, November 6th, 2015 13:10
    • Replies: 8
    • Views: 2,241
    November 9th, 2015, 16:11 Go to last post
    • Replies: 16
    • Views: 2,219
    August 29th, 2016, 23:55 Go to last post
    • Replies: 18
    • Views: 2,184
    December 17th, 2014, 08:18 Go to last post
  6. Descriptions and Content

    Started by dbw146, October 22nd, 2014 15:18
    2 Pages
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    • Replies: 21
    • Views: 2,175
    October 31st, 2014, 00:19 Go to last post
  7. Interview Locations for Those Living Abroad

    Started by Penguee, October 15th, 2014 11:04
    2 Pages
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    • Replies: 21
    • Views: 2,161
    November 3rd, 2014, 20:09 Go to last post
  8. Advice for current dispatch ALT in Japan who is applying to JET?

    Started by project_4, October 26th, 2014 20:57
    2 Pages
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    • Replies: 20
    • Views: 2,053
    November 4th, 2014, 19:03 Go to last post
    • Replies: 19
    • Views: 2,018
    November 17th, 2014, 08:50 Go to last post
  9. Are You My Pred?

    Started by BabyKing, May 11th, 2016 22:30
    • Replies: 4
    • Views: 2,006
    May 12th, 2016, 08:52 Go to last post
  10. JET Programme & Graduation

    Started by Viral, November 21st, 2014 21:10
    • Replies: 9
    • Views: 1,969
    November 22nd, 2014, 02:40 Go to last post
  11. Any former Peace Corps Volunteers on here?

    Started by cdecorse, December 17th, 2015 15:54
    • Replies: 7
    • Views: 1,962
    January 31st, 2016, 11:41 Go to last post
  12. Shipping

    Started by greyjoy, July 17th, 2014 13:41
    • Replies: 18
    • Views: 1,949
    July 18th, 2014, 07:30 Go to last post
  13. Which of these letters to include?

    Started by JetMaybe2015, October 29th, 2014 09:23
    • Replies: 17
    • Views: 1,938
    October 30th, 2014, 01:26 Go to last post
  14. Quick Question-Application Error

    Started by JetJaguar, November 6th, 2014 03:21
    • Replies: 16
    • Views: 1,934
    November 20th, 2014, 05:31 Go to last post
    • Replies: 6
    • Views: 1,933
    February 3rd, 2015, 07:48 Go to last post
  15. Getting an Official Transcript

    Started by rain, October 1st, 2014 07:32
    • Replies: 9
    • Views: 1,907
    October 1st, 2014, 19:47 Go to last post
  16. Driving in Japan and Colour Blindness

    Started by PanormousPanda, February 27th, 2015 08:30
    • Replies: 7
    • Views: 1,892
    February 27th, 2015, 17:59 Go to last post
  17. 'Home town' confusion

    Started by lmct1992, November 19th, 2016 05:07
    • Replies: 5
    • Views: 1,886
    November 21st, 2016, 18:56 Go to last post
    • Replies: 5
    • Views: 1,828
    February 5th, 2015, 22:33 Go to last post
  18. FBI Background Check

    Started by jetting?, March 23rd, 2016 17:57
    • Replies: 7
    • Views: 1,821
    March 24th, 2016, 06:41 Go to last post
  19. Alternate vs Shortlist Candidates Help Please

    Started by mookielove, February 2nd, 2015 02:14
    • Replies: 6
    • Views: 1,810
    February 2nd, 2015, 09:14 Go to last post
  20. Reason to panic...

    Started by phillyjoeremarkable, November 21st, 2014 03:16
    • Replies: 8
    • Views: 1,796
    November 23rd, 2014, 00:11 Go to last post
  21. Certificate of Health

    Started by squirrelmagnolia, September 25th, 2014 22:56
    • Replies: 9
    • Views: 1,794
    October 23rd, 2014, 01:22 Go to last post
  22. [US] Personal Statement feed back!

    Started by Megenes, September 12th, 2016 07:04
    • Replies: 4
    • Views: 1,775
    October 12th, 2016, 19:31 Go to last post
  23. Which program/route to go down?

    Started by soph3, September 24th, 2016 02:24
    • Replies: 10
    • Views: 1,774
    September 29th, 2016, 21:35 Go to last post
  24. UK Jet late confirmation of interview

    Started by callum1992, January 17th, 2015 14:07
    • Replies: 9
    • Views: 1,772
    January 20th, 2015, 23:03 Go to last post
  25. Proof of Study Abroad

    Started by Neycourt, October 10th, 2014 08:04
    • Replies: 9
    • Views: 1,744
    November 19th, 2014, 08:42 Go to last post
  26. Stay at home mom/dad

    Started by halleybelle, April 20th, 2016 23:04
    • Replies: 5
    • Views: 1,731
    April 21st, 2016, 15:29 Go to last post
  27. TEFL?

    Started by pimmsy, May 16th, 2014 14:49
    • Replies: 9
    • Views: 1,705
    May 17th, 2014, 07:22 Go to last post
  28. May have made a minor error on my application -- Thoughts?

    Started by Mouri, November 7th, 2015 15:12
    • Replies: 6
    • Views: 1,675
    November 9th, 2015, 08:50 Go to last post
  29. 2017 Alternate List

    Started by Yggdrasilyte, April 14th, 2017 06:48
    • Replies: 17
    • Views: 1,671
    April 21st, 2017, 12:38 Go to last post
  30. Deadline Extension

    Started by BabyKing, November 12th, 2015 22:04
    • Replies: 4
    • Views: 1,648
    November 13th, 2015, 06:57 Go to last post
  31. State Background Check

    Started by Penguee, May 18th, 2015 12:51
    • Replies: 5
    • Views: 1,637
    May 20th, 2015, 22:32 Go to last post
    • Replies: 5
    • Views: 1,602
    August 30th, 2014, 15:41 Go to last post
  32. Early Placement- Criminal History Background Check

    Started by Difficultwork, January 13th, 2015 06:41
    • Replies: 8
    • Views: 1,579
    January 14th, 2015, 23:47 Go to last post
  33. Is a Driver's License a dealmaker/breaker?

    Started by mirai, August 29th, 2017 15:31
    2 Pages
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    • Replies: 30
    • Views: 1,575
    September 5th, 2017, 14:27 Go to last post
    • Replies: 4
    • Views: 1,570
    August 11th, 2016, 23:51 Go to last post
  34. Who should I ask to write my reference letter?

    Started by chronophile, October 26th, 2016 14:40
    • Replies: 4
    • Views: 1,561
    October 28th, 2016, 12:05 Go to last post
  35. Question for JET Coordinator

    Started by MinisterDM, October 2nd, 2015 12:49
    • Replies: 5
    • Views: 1,545
    October 5th, 2015, 22:54 Go to last post
  36. Arrested for but not charged with a DUI

    Started by redcapmetal, November 14th, 2016 04:07
    • Replies: 4
    • Views: 1,532
    November 16th, 2016, 09:21 Go to last post
  37. JET application follow up?

    Started by hiddenlee22, October 11th, 2014 22:54
    • Replies: 6
    • Views: 1,518
    October 14th, 2014, 01:58 Go to last post
    • Replies: 5
    • Views: 1,490
    August 27th, 2016, 09:15 Go to last post
  38. Letter of Recommendation Question

    Started by fryfry, October 14th, 2015 04:58
    • Replies: 9
    • Views: 1,479
    October 21st, 2015, 00:24 Go to last post
  39. Early Placement?

    Started by krayziesensei, October 4th, 2014 01:52
    • Replies: 12
    • Views: 1,470
    October 9th, 2014, 14:52 Go to last post
    • Replies: 7
    • Views: 1,450
    September 3rd, 2015, 15:09 Go to last post
  40. 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
  41. Canadian Interviews - Any JETs know the time slots?

    Started by YeezyMode, January 24th, 2015 11:56
    • Replies: 6
    • Views: 1,441
    January 24th, 2015, 22:11 Go to last post

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