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    Re: Soooo.....how was everyone's interview??

    Last year, America was the slowest. It all depends how long it takes to disseminate the information from the primary source to the various embassies and how long it takes for them to get sorted....
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    Re: Soooo.....how was everyone's interview??

    I guess they must've removed that one. Ahh well, all the better I suppose given how many more JHS/ES positions there are compared to SHS positions.
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    Re: Soooo.....how was everyone's interview??

    It was specifically to indicate a preferred level, but when I did it (4 years ago now) there was an option on the canadian application to the effect of:
    do you mind working with small children?
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    Re: Soooo.....how was everyone's interview??

    Did you indicate a preference on your application? That's usually when they bring it up. I checked on mine that I did not want to work with young kids, so they asked me about it. I lied of course and...
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    Re: Soooo.....how was everyone's interview??

    A guy who came on the same day as me got stuck doing the ES/JHS travelling circus beat. He had 0 Japanese. He now has one of the best Japanese levels for ALTs in the area, but in his first year he...
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    Re: Soooo.....how was everyone's interview??

    Ya, at the beginning it can be REALLY hard. Especially if you have limited Japanese, or you aren't that bubbly idiot who will talk to anything moving or not... The longer you are in an area, the...
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    Re: Soooo.....how was everyone's interview??

    Early departure will not help or hurt your chances at all.

    In my prefecture in Japan, there are more women than men ALTs.

    The rural question often comes up like that if you come from a...
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    Re: Soooo.....how was everyone's interview??

    Ummm

    My year, there were 2 or 3 days of interviews at my embassy. Each day appeared to have atleast 2 or 3 panels going concurrently, with interviews scheduled every half hour. Lets go with the...
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