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    Re: 2014 JET - Letter of Reference

    Sounds okay to me. We often read about people who got shady sources for their letters because the name looked better. That isn't what jet really wants in a letter.
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    Re: 2014 JET - Letter of Reference

    Those "older" JETs.... well let's just say this. Not everyone has the right set of people skills necessary to work in Japan. I came here at 28, I've managed to work out some decent working agreements...
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    Re: 2014 JET - Letter of Reference

    That was changed wicket. The age limit is no longer an official thing.
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    Re: 2014 JET - Letter of Reference

    I'm sorry. That is not ESID, that is You Are a Special Snowflake.

    Everyone else: I wasn't able to network with the people in the same university I studied in, under teachers who would likely know...
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    Re: 2014 JET - Letter of Reference

    Corvus, in my comments I am not dismissing that perspective at all. I went to a university with 30k people on campus. That's big enough that you "could" in theory do your entire time at university...
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    Re: 2014 JET - Letter of Reference

    Alright, I understand what you're saying... but think about this. A teaching assistant, who does not have access to a letter head, might be able to say something about you, but are they in a position...
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    Re: 2014 JET - Letter of Reference

    Paddy, while that is basically how they are evaluated (based on the multitude of posts/conversations I've had on the topic), why do you think having a letter head or not would be worth points?

    If...
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    Re: 2014 JET - Letter of Reference

    So long as it's stated that they can't use letterhead in the reference then it's okay. It's quite common for governmental departments to have difficulties with that, and thus it's not a problem.
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    Re: 2014 JET - Letter of Reference

    Ahh, the knowing thing probably helps :P I don't disagree with what you've written, except one point:

    doing well in a class == demonstration of work ability. I've done well in classes before where...
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    Re: 2014 JET - Letter of Reference

    I have one thing to say against Japanese teachers,

    more often than not they don't really know anything about you, other than how well you did in their class. They seldom have the ability to really...
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    Re: 2014 JET - Letter of Reference

    Well your boss is a good start. I would recommend contacting your consulate and asking for their suggestion.

    I believe that your friend of 10 years would be a bad choice, as they are unable to...
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