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    Re: 2014 JET - Letter of Reference

    Well my referee was able to speak to my abilities, academic performance and suitability for the programme, but I'm concerned that JET will knock off a few points as the head hadn't taught me...
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    Re: 2014 JET - Letter of Reference

    What exactly are JET looking for in a letter? I know that it should be a letter praising your academic or work ability, but essentially, 99.9% of references will say the same thing will they not?
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    Re: 2014 JET - Letter of Reference

    Unfortunately no. The other problem is that she hasn't directly taught me but her reference was based on the comments of my Japanese teacher. The other reference was from my store manager and it was...
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    Re: 2014 JET - Letter of Reference

    I know the application period has already passed, but does anybody have any idea of whether a letter written by a professor is more favoured/ranked higher than a letter written by a Head of foreign...
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    Re: 2014 JET - Letter of Reference

    ...But I think age and teaching experience may sometimes be a disadvantage. Older JETs with more working experience than someone like myself, may be unsatisfied with the mundanity of being an ALT....
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    Re: 2014 JET - Letter of Reference

    This is a very heavy assumption, but assuming Necro didn't know their supervisor until they started working at about 16, that would mean that they're at LEAST 36, possibly closer to 40. Please...
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    Re: 2014 JET - Letter of Reference

    You've known your work supervisor for 20 years? How old are you? I think your age may be more of a problem that the amount of time you've known the person. I've heard that JET prefer people in their...
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    Re: 2014 JET - Letter of Reference

    Like I said, I'm not at all knowledgable about how the point are allocated. Although, my original thought was that generally speaking; those that have access to letterheads are usually those that...
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    Re: 2014 JET - Letter of Reference

    I'm curious...how would it be unfair? I think I prefer the idea of a point system. At least with a point system, you can kind of guess as to how to attain more points on your application. As opposed...
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    Re: 2014 JET - Letter of Reference

    Well, from what I've heard. Our applications as a whole will be graded on a points system. The PS/SOP and the references hold the most weight-in terms of points. So I imagine the having a header will...
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    Re: 2014 JET - Letter of Reference

    I think it states in the reference section that if it can't be written on a letterhead, the reference must state why I can't.
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    Re: 2014 JET - Letter of Reference

    Eek, that's rough.
    You should really get a professional person to do it. So Managers, senior coworkers, a doctor, old teachers; people that you aren't related to or are friends with.
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