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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: 110,464
    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: 74,868
    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: 68
    • Views: 45,100
    Yesterday, 14:41 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: 16,628
    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: 15,875
    January 19th, 2016, 12:13 Go to last post
  1. List of Interview Questions

    Started by ChasingTheSun, January 30th, 2017 06:13
    • Replies: 3
    • Views: 1,709
    January 30th, 2017, 17:10 Go to last post
  2. Letter of Recommendation Question

    Started by fryfry, October 14th, 2015 04:58
    • Replies: 9
    • Views: 1,707
    October 21st, 2015, 00:24 Go to last post
    • Replies: 5
    • Views: 1,689
    August 30th, 2014, 15:41 Go to last post
  3. 2017 Interview Stage - Megathread (All countries)

    Started by Frap, January 10th, 2017 10:35
    • Replies: 3
    • Views: 1,681
    January 14th, 2017, 19:11 Go to last post
  4. Early Placement- Criminal History Background Check

    Started by Difficultwork, January 13th, 2015 06:41
    • Replies: 8
    • Views: 1,674
    January 14th, 2015, 23:47 Go to last post
  5. JET application follow up?

    Started by hiddenlee22, October 11th, 2014 22:54
    • Replies: 6
    • Views: 1,652
    October 14th, 2014, 01:58 Go to last post
  6. Question for JET Coordinator

    Started by MinisterDM, October 2nd, 2015 12:49
    • Replies: 5
    • Views: 1,642
    October 5th, 2015, 22:54 Go to last post
    • Replies: 6
    • Views: 1,637
    March 8th, 2017, 16:44 Go to last post
  7. JET, Japan, and AD/HD

    Started by Ferigoisacat, October 24th, 2016 04:24
    • Replies: 1
    • Views: 1,611
    October 24th, 2016, 08:45 Go to last post
    • Replies: 7
    • Views: 1,609
    September 3rd, 2015, 15:09 Go to last post
  8. Early Placement?

    Started by krayziesensei, October 4th, 2014 01:52
    • Replies: 12
    • Views: 1,603
    October 9th, 2014, 14:52 Go to last post
  9. JET USA - Updated?

    Started by Cool, September 27th, 2016 13:07
    • Replies: 3
    • Views: 1,599
    September 30th, 2016, 05:03 Go to last post
  10. Choosing 2nd reference

    Started by HawkeyeKateBarton, September 28th, 2015 05:30
    • Replies: 6
    • Views: 1,586
    October 2nd, 2015, 13:09 Go to last post
  11. Canadian Interviews - Any JETs know the time slots?

    Started by YeezyMode, January 24th, 2015 11:56
    • Replies: 6
    • Views: 1,556
    January 24th, 2015, 22:11 Go to last post
  12. Did I blow my chances?

    Started by dog8food, October 23rd, 2015 01:18
    • Replies: 5
    • Views: 1,544
    October 24th, 2015, 12:09 Go to last post
  13. Shipping application via Fedex??

    Started by WonderingUnicorn, October 8th, 2014 12:40
    • Replies: 12
    • Views: 1,538
    October 9th, 2014, 11:03 Go to last post
  14. Application Process Order

    Started by Eibig, August 6th, 2016 09:53
    • Replies: 7
    • Views: 1,527
    August 7th, 2016, 10:05 Go to last post
  15. Aspiring UK JETs 2017 - Megathread

    Started by Monty, October 19th, 2016 22:27
    • Replies: 3
    • Views: 1,523
    October 20th, 2016, 08:12 Go to last post
    • Replies: 3
    • Views: 1,522
    August 24th, 2016, 11:41 Go to last post
  16. Reference Letter Advice

    Started by injektilo, October 4th, 2016 00:38
    • Replies: 3
    • Views: 1,519
    October 12th, 2016, 12:29 Go to last post
  17. Proof of Study Abroad?

    Started by Cipher, November 11th, 2016 11:14
    • Replies: 3
    • Views: 1,495
    November 14th, 2016, 08:31 Go to last post
  18. Finally (!) looking to apply this coming October

    Started by UsagiUK, January 28th, 2016 00:04
    • Replies: 6
    • Views: 1,485
    January 30th, 2016, 02:36 Go to last post
    • Replies: 2
    • Views: 1,482
    June 23rd, 2016, 15:15 Go to last post
  19. Receiving your self addressed stamped envelope?

    Started by hiddenlee22, November 15th, 2014 02:05
    • Replies: 4
    • Views: 1,452
    November 18th, 2014, 07:43 Go to last post
  20. Thank you!

    Started by BabyKing, April 3rd, 2016 01:46
    • Replies: 1
    • Views: 1,444
    April 3rd, 2016, 04:24 Go to last post
  21. INTERVIEW LIST IS UP---Oh wait

    Started by naginataonthebrain, January 13th, 2015 05:08
    • Replies: 6
    • Views: 1,441
    January 13th, 2015, 05:55 Go to last post
  22. 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: 1,436
    January 9th, 2015, 05:05 Go to last post
    • Replies: 4
    • Views: 1,429
    October 11th, 2014, 02:30 Go to last post
  23. Do corrected errors ruin chances?

    Started by OriginalName, November 17th, 2015 20:22
    • Replies: 3
    • Views: 1,407
    November 19th, 2015, 21:08 Go to last post
  24. 2015 Reference Letter Question

    Started by ShareBear, May 22nd, 2014 20:41
    • Replies: 1
    • Views: 1,398
    May 22nd, 2014, 21:26 Go to last post
  25. Did I blow it?!

    Started by riyakou, November 10th, 2015 23:45
    • Replies: 0
    • Views: 1,395
    November 10th, 2015, 23:45 Go to last post
  26. Question - Previous Acceptance

    Started by Cipher, October 18th, 2016 10:32
    • Replies: 1
    • Views: 1,392
    October 18th, 2016, 10:43 Go to last post
    • Replies: 5
    • Views: 1,361
    August 4th, 2014, 11:31 Go to last post
  27. Reference letter requirements - how strict are they?

    Started by bloodr0se, October 20th, 2016 21:40
    • Replies: 0
    • Views: 1,348
    October 20th, 2016, 21:40 Go to last post
  28. Proof of Graduation question

    Started by YeezyMode, November 18th, 2014 03:17
    • Replies: 7
    • Views: 1,345
    November 21st, 2014, 06:30 Go to last post
    • Replies: 6
    • Views: 1,336
    November 20th, 2014, 15:45 Go to last post
  29. Statement of Purpose review!

    Started by chronophile, October 31st, 2016 04:57
    • Replies: 0
    • Views: 1,315
    October 31st, 2016, 04:57 Go to last post
    • Replies: 7
    • Views: 1,310
    October 30th, 2014, 01:31 Go to last post
  30. Current JETs, mind Skype interviewing me?

    Started by Atrolle, January 17th, 2016 01:45
    • Replies: 3
    • Views: 1,305
    January 29th, 2016, 13:20 Go to last post
  31. Question on Abroad Experience

    Started by musicnote, October 20th, 2015 05:12
    • Replies: 5
    • Views: 1,298
    October 20th, 2015, 16:14 Go to last post
  32. Have any SF Jets had to do mock lessons this year?

    Started by chronophile, February 2nd, 2017 14:56
    • Replies: 3
    • Views: 1,280
    February 3rd, 2017, 15:56 Go to last post
  33. 2015 CIR Placement requests

    Started by okonomiyaki2, November 9th, 2014 16:02
    • Replies: 3
    • Views: 1,274
    November 11th, 2014, 03:34 Go to last post
  34. How many transcripts are needed?

    Started by fryfry, October 26th, 2015 05:38
    • Replies: 6
    • Views: 1,266
    October 27th, 2015, 11:33 Go to last post
    • Replies: 4
    • Views: 1,256
    October 24th, 2015, 23:32 Go to last post
  35. Getting application reopened? (UK Applicant)

    Started by thatitguy, November 15th, 2015 03:14
    • Replies: 1
    • Views: 1,219
    November 15th, 2015, 04:16 Go to last post
  36. Dropping my minor?

    Started by Applicant2014, December 4th, 2014 04:45
    • Replies: 2
    • Views: 1,216
    December 5th, 2014, 12:52 Go to last post
  37. Proof of Study Abroad

    Started by mcguiresa, October 12th, 2015 09:49
    • Replies: 4
    • Views: 1,162
    October 18th, 2015, 12:26 Go to last post
    • Replies: 3
    • Views: 1,158
    October 14th, 2014, 01:43 Go to last post
  38. Applying to companies simultaneously?

    Started by mirai, August 21st, 2017 12:52
    • Replies: 10
    • Views: 1,158
    August 29th, 2017, 15:20 Go to last post
  39. Studying Abroad while Applying for JET - transcript?

    Started by gabriellem, October 25th, 2015 20:01
    • Replies: 5
    • Views: 1,145
    October 28th, 2015, 08:26 Go to last post

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