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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: Word's Formerly Secret Interview Advice

    Started by word, January 9th, 2014 10:26
    4 Pages
    1 2 3 4
    • Replies: 68
    • Views: 45,119
    July 19th, 2018, 14:41 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: 74,873
    October 2nd, 2017, 08:38 Go to last post
  3. Sticky Thread Sticky: Not so obvious advice for new ALTs

    Started by Jiggit, July 4th, 2014 14:07
    10 Pages
    1 2 3 4 5 ... 10
    • Replies: 199
    • Views: 110,475
    June 4th, 2016, 11:04 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: 16,629
    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: 15,880
    January 19th, 2016, 12:13 Go to last post
  1. [US] Personal Statement feed back!

    Started by Megenes, September 12th, 2016 07:04
    • Replies: 4
    • Views: 2,150
    October 12th, 2016, 19:31 Go to last post
  2. Worth it?

    Started by RoflCopter, April 27th, 2014 02:25
    2 Pages
    1 2
    • Replies: 37
    • Views: 7,741
    September 14th, 2014, 14:25 Go to last post
  3. Why were you accepted by the JET Programme for a second time?

    Started by hedgington, June 13th, 2016 23:15
    2 Pages
    1 2
    • Replies: 20
    • Views: 6,243
    August 1st, 2016, 10:48 Go to last post
  4. Who should I ask to write my reference letter?

    Started by chronophile, October 26th, 2016 14:40
    • Replies: 4
    • Views: 1,910
    October 28th, 2016, 12:05 Go to last post
  5. Which program/route to go down?

    Started by soph3, September 24th, 2016 02:24
    • Replies: 10
    • Views: 2,333
    September 29th, 2016, 21:35 Go to last post
  6. Which of these letters to include?

    Started by JetMaybe2015, October 29th, 2014 09:23
    • Replies: 17
    • Views: 2,354
    October 30th, 2014, 01:26 Go to last post
    • Replies: 3
    • Views: 1,158
    October 14th, 2014, 01:43 Go to last post
  7. What do you guys think they want from me?

    Started by Tunana, January 29th, 2015 18:45
    • Replies: 11
    • Views: 3,134
    January 31st, 2015, 09:47 Go to last post
  8. What are my chances?

    Started by BabyKing, November 7th, 2015 04:37
    3 Pages
    1 2 3
    • Replies: 42
    • Views: 13,149
    March 2nd, 2016, 14:51 Go to last post
  9. What are my chances of being accepted?

    Started by chronophile, October 20th, 2016 15:12
    • Replies: 14
    • Views: 3,335
    October 25th, 2016, 13:44 Go to last post
  10. Weird issue with physician's form

    Started by Fantasylife, November 1st, 2014 07:36
    • Replies: 1
    • Views: 911
    November 1st, 2014, 19:03 Go to last post
  11. Wanting Advice: Considering Cancelling Interview

    Started by emperor_ing, January 20th, 2015 06:30
    2 Pages
    1 2
    • Replies: 34
    • Views: 9,839
    February 5th, 2015, 14:46 Go to last post
  12. Waitlist/Re-application

    Started by Gkmurphy, April 17th, 2018 22:18
    • Replies: 3
    • Views: 483
    April 18th, 2018, 08:46 Go to last post
    • Replies: 5
    • Views: 1,361
    August 4th, 2014, 11:31 Go to last post
  13. Using JET to eventually get a job in a private high school

    Started by elmaldito, August 11th, 2014 01:46
    2 Pages
    1 2
    • Replies: 32
    • Views: 4,008
    August 26th, 2014, 14:49 Go to last post
  14. US Applications - Megathread

    Started by Shincantsen, September 29th, 2016 01:01
    • Replies: 8
    • Views: 1,805
    September 29th, 2016, 09:54 Go to last post
  15. UK Jet late confirmation of interview

    Started by callum1992, January 17th, 2015 14:07
    • Replies: 9
    • Views: 1,898
    January 20th, 2015, 23:03 Go to last post
  16. TweedPawn's Hangout for Second Chances

    Started by TweedPawn, October 5th, 2014 04:03
    2 Pages
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    • Replies: 39
    • Views: 4,008
    October 26th, 2014, 09:24 Go to last post
  17. Trying again for 2015?

    Started by ichigo, May 6th, 2014 10:44
    3 Pages
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    • Replies: 43
    • Views: 8,930
    January 6th, 2015, 20:05 Go to last post
    • Replies: 6
    • Views: 2,210
    February 3rd, 2015, 07:48 Go to last post
  18. Tokyo JETs

    Started by genkispirit, June 23rd, 2015 05:02
    • Replies: 15
    • Views: 3,632
    June 26th, 2015, 01:40 Go to last post
  19. To whom are letters of reference addressed?

    Started by darfurorphan, October 15th, 2015 07:32
    • Replies: 3
    • Views: 1,138
    October 17th, 2015, 03:22 Go to last post
    • Replies: 31
    • Views: 5,555
    April 21st, 2016, 23:21 Go to last post
  20. The Somewhat Late 2017 Placements Thread

    Started by Madjawa, May 31st, 2017 08:41
    2 Pages
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    • Replies: 26
    • Views: 5,073
    June 6th, 2017, 09:46 Go to last post
  21. The obligatory I did x on the interview am I screwed thread

    Started by jakjak4161, February 5th, 2015 06:49
    2 Pages
    1 2
    • Replies: 38
    • Views: 9,864
    March 28th, 2015, 02:44 Go to last post
  22. The Block system

    Started by Madjawa, November 3rd, 2016 10:10
    • Replies: 9
    • Views: 3,301
    November 4th, 2016, 10:23 Go to last post
    • Replies: 7
    • Views: 2,256
    October 25th, 2017, 08:14 Go to last post
    • Replies: 13
    • Views: 3,280
    October 10th, 2016, 14:36 Go to last post
  23. Thank you!

    Started by BabyKing, April 3rd, 2016 01:46
    • Replies: 1
    • Views: 1,444
    April 3rd, 2016, 04:24 Go to last post
  24. Terrified 2016 applicant

    Started by Haleydru0519, March 31st, 2015 18:22
    • Replies: 12
    • Views: 3,750
    April 2nd, 2015, 02:44 Go to last post
  25. Terrible interview, still got into JET?

    Started by hiddenlee22, February 10th, 2015 01:27
    13 Pages
    1 2 3 4 5 ... 13
    • Replies: 252
    • Views: 57,736
    April 5th, 2015, 22:12 Go to last post
  26. TEFL?

    Started by pimmsy, May 16th, 2014 14:49
    • Replies: 9
    • Views: 1,841
    May 17th, 2014, 07:22 Go to last post
  27. TEFL with a practicum or volunteer?

    Started by chronophile, July 17th, 2017 14:28
    • Replies: 3
    • Views: 985
    July 19th, 2017, 08:54 Go to last post
  28. Teaching languages apart from English on JET

    Started by elmaldito, August 25th, 2016 21:45
    • Replies: 4
    • Views: 1,746
    August 27th, 2016, 19:44 Go to last post
  29. Stuff to bring

    Started by weepinbell, April 27th, 2015 23:14
    6 Pages
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    • Replies: 114
    • Views: 21,433
    June 4th, 2015, 00:54 Go to last post
  30. 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
  31. Strange Job Offer After Application

    Started by DigitalHarp, December 31st, 2015 02:51
    • Replies: 14
    • Views: 4,128
    January 13th, 2016, 00:14 Go to last post
  32. Stay at home mom/dad

    Started by halleybelle, April 20th, 2016 23:04
    • Replies: 5
    • Views: 1,867
    April 21st, 2016, 15:29 Go to last post
  33. Statement of Purpose Reviews

    Started by Kislingbury, October 6th, 2015 11:38
    • Replies: 2
    • Views: 1,043
    October 21st, 2015, 14:44 Go to last post
  34. 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
  35. Statement of Purpose Length

    Started by YeezyMode, November 21st, 2014 10:59
    • Replies: 4
    • Views: 957
    November 21st, 2014, 16:08 Go to last post
  36. Statement of Physician and medication

    Started by laserlight, October 17th, 2014 23:10
    2 Pages
    1 2
    • Replies: 20
    • Views: 3,413
    November 25th, 2014, 22:53 Go to last post
  37. State Background Check

    Started by Penguee, May 18th, 2015 12:51
    • Replies: 5
    • Views: 1,709
    May 20th, 2015, 22:32 Go to last post
  38. Spousal Visa Requirements

    Started by starfish, January 19th, 2015 14:26
    • Replies: 3
    • Views: 899
    January 21st, 2015, 07:41 Go to last post
    • Replies: 7
    • Views: 1,609
    September 3rd, 2015, 15:09 Go to last post
  39. Some simple advice for you while applying/interviewing

    Started by BeckyJones, October 24th, 2014 08:45
    3 Pages
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    • Replies: 48
    • Views: 5,192
    November 6th, 2014, 14:35 Go to last post
  40. So who here's going for the second (or more) attempt this year?

    Started by firemarth, November 28th, 2015 15:16
    4 Pages
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    • Replies: 78
    • Views: 13,632
    December 19th, 2015, 09:05 Go to last post
  41. So which consulates have sent out interview dates so far?

    Started by Linden, January 21st, 2017 03:48
    • Replies: 1
    • Views: 1,056
    January 28th, 2017, 12:52 Go to last post
  42. Singapore Interview 2017

    Started by threeemoons, January 11th, 2017 10:47
    2 Pages
    1 2
    • Replies: 22
    • Views: 4,167
    April 22nd, 2017, 19:17 Go to last post
  43. Shortlisted but no passport! Help!

    Started by Turtle Scarf, March 29th, 2017 23:14
    2 Pages
    1 2
    • Replies: 38
    • Views: 4,454
    April 4th, 2017, 08:05 Go to last post

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