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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: 96,897
    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: 15,109
    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: 63,167
    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: 13,586
    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: 39,774
    November 2nd, 2015, 03:20 Go to last post
  1. Is it possible to survive a not-so-great/bad interview?

    Started by 7beachbum, February 2nd, 2016 13:36
    5 Pages
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    • Replies: 82
    • Views: 14,549
    February 15th, 2016, 05:41 Go to last post
  2. I'll possibly be 36 when I start JET - would that be too old?

    Started by 7beachbum, February 2nd, 2016 17:05
    3 Pages
    1 2 3
    • Replies: 48
    • Views: 6,696
    February 5th, 2016, 16:02 Go to last post
  3. Interview results in Scotland

    Started by abscondita, April 1st, 2015 23:39
    • Replies: 0
    • Views: 809
    April 1st, 2015, 23:39 Go to last post
  4. Pros and Cons of teaching different school levels

    Started by acpc2203, January 21st, 2015 02:57
    3 Pages
    1 2 3
    • Replies: 46
    • Views: 14,744
    February 6th, 2015, 13:18 Go to last post
  5. Academic Reference

    Started by AllTooWell, April 24th, 2016 16:00
    • Replies: 13
    • Views: 2,736
    April 26th, 2016, 16:15 Go to last post
    • Replies: 4
    • Views: 1,572
    August 11th, 2016, 23:51 Go to last post
  6. JET and Student Loan Debt

    Started by ambrosse, October 9th, 2014 22:31
    • Replies: 17
    • Views: 2,578
    October 11th, 2014, 03:33 Go to last post
  7. Background Check shiz

    Started by ambrosse, March 31st, 2015 10:30
    5 Pages
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    • Replies: 98
    • Views: 29,102
    April 13th, 2015, 12:14 Go to last post
  8. "The Last Supper" Thread for 2015 JETs

    Started by ambrosse, May 18th, 2015 01:57
    7 Pages
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    • Replies: 130
    • Views: 18,234
    June 12th, 2015, 13:17 Go to last post
  9. MONSTER POST: JET Interview Guide, From 5th Year JET

    Started by Apollo87, January 22nd, 2015 12:15
    9 Pages
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    • Replies: 174
    • Views: 34,556
    January 30th, 2015, 01:30 Go to last post
  10. Advice needed on Borderlink and JET

    Started by AppleSauce, January 30th, 2015 13:03
    • Replies: 11
    • Views: 3,258
    April 3rd, 2015, 11:54 Go to last post
  11. Dropping my minor?

    Started by Applicant2014, December 4th, 2014 04:45
    • Replies: 2
    • Views: 1,152
    December 5th, 2014, 12:52 Go to last post
  12. Error reported in the JET Application

    Started by Ark42, October 16th, 2014 09:39
    2 Pages
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    • Replies: 30
    • Views: 2,968
    October 22nd, 2014, 22:31 Go to last post
  13. Piercings on the Self-Assessment Medical Form?

    Started by arual, November 13th, 2014 10:32
    6 Pages
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    • Replies: 103
    • Views: 17,703
    March 10th, 2015, 08:34 Go to last post
  14. Anyone having trouble printing the forms?

    Started by arual, November 14th, 2014 09:25
    • Replies: 1
    • Views: 909
    November 26th, 2014, 23:24 Go to last post
  15. Current JETs, mind Skype interviewing me?

    Started by Atrolle, January 17th, 2016 01:45
    • Replies: 3
    • Views: 1,212
    January 29th, 2016, 13:20 Go to last post
  16. "Upgrades" to CIR?

    Started by AyaReiko, August 7th, 2015 09:51
    • Replies: 10
    • Views: 3,236
    August 13th, 2015, 09:00 Go to last post
  17. Aspiring Canadian JETs 2016

    Started by AyaReiko, September 29th, 2015 12:54
    6 Pages
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    • Replies: 108
    • Views: 20,654
    May 27th, 2016, 08:33 Go to last post
  18. Applying with a history of depression?

    Started by ちから, January 10th, 2016 23:17
    3 Pages
    1 2 3
    • Replies: 49
    • Views: 6,573
    February 4th, 2016, 21:49 Go to last post
  19. Are You My Pred?

    Started by BabyKing, May 11th, 2016 22:30
    • Replies: 4
    • Views: 2,013
    May 12th, 2016, 08:52 Go to last post
  20. What are my chances?

    Started by BabyKing, November 7th, 2015 04:37
    3 Pages
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    • Replies: 42
    • Views: 11,677
    March 2nd, 2016, 14:51 Go to last post
  21. Deadline Extension

    Started by BabyKing, November 12th, 2015 22:04
    • Replies: 4
    • Views: 1,649
    November 13th, 2015, 06:57 Go to last post
  22. Application Mistake

    Started by BabyKing, November 12th, 2015 12:45
    • Replies: 9
    • Views: 2,733
    November 21st, 2015, 14:41 Go to last post
  23. Facebook worry

    Started by BabyKing, December 6th, 2015 09:17
    2 Pages
    1 2
    • Replies: 25
    • Views: 6,438
    January 13th, 2016, 13:43 Go to last post
  24. Lack of Japanese Knowledge

    Started by BabyKing, February 4th, 2016 21:54
    • Replies: 15
    • Views: 2,302
    February 11th, 2016, 19:49 Go to last post
  25. Thank you!

    Started by BabyKing, April 3rd, 2016 01:46
    • Replies: 1
    • Views: 1,359
    April 3rd, 2016, 04:24 Go to last post
  26. JET Desk and Deducting Points

    Started by balderdash7, November 21st, 2014 02:44
    • Replies: 19
    • Views: 3,544
    December 7th, 2014, 12:47 Go to last post
  27. After the Excitement

    Started by balderdash7, April 6th, 2015 02:39
    5 Pages
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    • Replies: 82
    • Views: 21,389
    April 24th, 2015, 06:52 Go to last post
  28. Some simple advice for you while applying/interviewing

    Started by BeckyJones, October 24th, 2014 08:45
    3 Pages
    1 2 3
    • Replies: 48
    • Views: 4,577
    November 6th, 2014, 14:35 Go to last post
  29. Newbies, I want your input on ithinkimlost.com.

    Started by Beer Baron, January 14th, 2014 02:13
    9 Pages
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    • Replies: 160
    • Views: 24,602
    January 29th, 2015, 08:26 Go to last post
  30. Ini has left the building. Permanently.

    Started by Beer Baron, April 12th, 2015 01:26
    • Replies: 11
    • Views: 4,063
    August 20th, 2015, 15:14 Go to last post
  31. CIR Interview 2015

    Started by BifCarbet, February 5th, 2015 02:07
    3 Pages
    1 2 3
    • Replies: 42
    • Views: 6,357
    March 27th, 2015, 15:04 Go to last post
  32. Aspiring Australian 2015 JETS

    Started by blackxpetals, September 23rd, 2014 18:11
    8 Pages
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    • Replies: 140
    • Views: 38,464
    April 15th, 2015, 10:19 Go to last post
  33. Reference letter requirements - how strict are they?

    Started by bloodr0se, October 20th, 2016 21:40
    • Replies: 0
    • Views: 1,052
    October 20th, 2016, 21:40 Go to last post
  34. UK Jet late confirmation of interview

    Started by callum1992, January 17th, 2015 14:07
    • Replies: 9
    • Views: 1,775
    January 20th, 2015, 23:03 Go to last post
  35. Any former Peace Corps Volunteers on here?

    Started by cdecorse, December 17th, 2015 15:54
    • Replies: 7
    • Views: 1,965
    January 31st, 2016, 11:41 Go to last post
  36. List of Interview Questions

    Started by ChasingTheSun, January 30th, 2017 06:13
    • Replies: 3
    • Views: 1,148
    January 30th, 2017, 17:10 Go to last post
  37. Aspiring Australian JETs 2016

    Started by CherryChieri, October 6th, 2015 19:47
    15 Pages
    1 2 3 4 5 ... 15
    • Replies: 282
    • Views: 46,032
    May 28th, 2016, 19:31 Go to last post
  38. What are my chances of being accepted?

    Started by chronophile, October 20th, 2016 15:12
    • Replies: 14
    • Views: 2,757
    October 25th, 2016, 13:44 Go to last post
  39. Have any SF Jets had to do mock lessons this year?

    Started by chronophile, February 2nd, 2017 14:56
    • Replies: 3
    • Views: 858
    February 3rd, 2017, 15:56 Go to last post
  40. Who should I ask to write my reference letter?

    Started by chronophile, October 26th, 2016 14:40
    • Replies: 4
    • Views: 1,562
    October 28th, 2016, 12:05 Go to last post
  41. Statement of Purpose review!

    Started by chronophile, October 31st, 2016 04:57
    • Replies: 0
    • Views: 1,015
    October 31st, 2016, 04:57 Go to last post
  42. TEFL with a practicum or volunteer?

    Started by chronophile, July 17th, 2017 14:28
    • Replies: 3
    • Views: 675
    July 19th, 2017, 08:54 Go to last post
  43. Question - Previous Acceptance

    Started by Cipher, October 18th, 2016 10:32
    • Replies: 1
    • Views: 1,111
    October 18th, 2016, 10:43 Go to last post
  44. Proof of Study Abroad?

    Started by Cipher, November 11th, 2016 11:14
    • Replies: 3
    • Views: 1,196
    November 14th, 2016, 08:31 Go to last post
  45. JET USA - Updated?

    Started by Cool, September 27th, 2016 13:07
    • Replies: 3
    • Views: 1,296
    September 30th, 2016, 05:03 Go to last post
    • Replies: 7
    • Views: 1,200
    February 8th, 2017, 15:14 Go to last post
  46. To whom are letters of reference addressed?

    Started by darfurorphan, October 15th, 2015 07:32
    • Replies: 3
    • Views: 1,044
    October 17th, 2015, 03:22 Go to last post
  47. Descriptions and Content

    Started by dbw146, October 22nd, 2014 15:18
    2 Pages
    1 2
    • Replies: 21
    • Views: 2,177
    October 31st, 2014, 00:19 Go to last post
  48. Change in medical history after interview

    Started by dbw146, February 8th, 2015 02:02
    2 Pages
    1 2
    • Replies: 22
    • Views: 3,707
    February 9th, 2015, 04:43 Go to last post

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