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  1. Thread: US Job Market

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    That's a good point, and I don't mind looking in...

    That's a good point, and I don't mind looking in Atlanta or something... but if there's nothing there for me, I don't want to move to New York or California for it. It's so far from my family I...
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    Re: US Job Market

    I agree with most everything that's been said in this thread...

    I'm going home this year and the job market has been the #1 thing making me panic. I don't have a clue what I'm going to do in my...
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    Re: NAGASAKI Newbies, where are you??

    I just wanted to send a welcome to the new Nagasaki JETs~ I'm not going to gush and say we're "OMG teh totally bestest evar!!!11!!!1!!" but Nagasaki is a pretty good place to live. Outside of the...
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    Sticky: Yeah, I did pretty much the same thing. I said...

    Yeah, I did pretty much the same thing. I said something about how I was OCD/perfectionistic, and so I sometimes stress myself out too much trying to make everything just right, and that takes a...
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    Sticky: I guess I'm just one of those lucky Americans......

    I guess I'm just one of those lucky Americans... mine wasn't 90%-100% Japanese. I'd say it was maybe 50%.



    I'm glad I'm not the only one that felt like they skipped every other word (-_-) Ugh....
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    Sticky: What was it like? Yeah, intense. Hard. Nerve...

    What was it like? Yeah, intense. Hard. Nerve wracking.

    From what I can tell, the CIR interview is exactly like the ALT interview... but you won't be asked about lesson plans. Instead, you'll...
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    Sticky: Just go with whatever you feel the most...

    Just go with whatever you feel the most comfortable in. It will make you more relaxed and confident (because honestly, the panel won't care which one you wear). And I wore full eyeliner, too...
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    Sticky: I'm gonna be one of those weird people and get...

    I'm gonna be one of those weird people and get back to the point. Some good advice.

    - BE PREPARED. Look neat, fed, and professional (I wore a black skirt suit with a blue shirt underneath... but...
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    I'm from south/central Georgia, so I'm used to...

    I'm from south/central Georgia, so I'm used to 110 degree summers with 95% humidity. In fact, I PREFER it. So I'll count my blessings if I get Kumamoto...
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    Re: Official 2010 Applicant List

    Jade | Warner Robins | Short-Listed | USA | Atlanta
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    Re: Well.... I just had my interview. '10

    I had my interview today (Atlanta), and I think it went rather well. A lot of my questions were related to my SoP, and the fact that I was applying for CIR. I didn't have to do any spontaneous lesson...
  12. Thread: ATL interviews

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    I had my interview today, and I think it went...

    I had my interview today, and I think it went rather well. 3 ladies, a former CIR/consulate official, Japanese teacher, and a former ALT. The questions were interesting and quite painless... it was...
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    Re: Official 2010 Applicant List

    Jade | Warner Robins | Interview | USA | Atlanta
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    Re: Questions Specifically regarding Application

    I've combed through the questions and I don't see this anywhere... and I'm sure I'm just trying to make this harder than it is (and I'll end up with ulcers for my pains) but:

    Is the submitted,...
  15. Thread: Preferences?

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    I've heard from a CIR that she works with...

    I've heard from a CIR that she works with translating documents about half the time, so I know it's possible to spend a decent amount of time working with translations.

    Even if I don't get to...
  16. Thread: Preferences?

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    No, I didn't say CIR as a profession. I meant...

    No, I didn't say CIR as a profession. I meant that CIR is good training and experience for my future profession.

    I want to become a translator/interpreter. Since a CIR is SUPPOSED to use...
  17. Thread: Preferences?

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    Re: Preferences?

    "The closest I have is a guy in Tokyo that works for a shop... and he visits the branch in Fukuoka often, too. Maybe I should say that on the application??"


    Yes, that was definitely a joke. ...
  18. Thread: Preferences?

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    Pretty much what I listed above... I studied...

    Pretty much what I listed above...

    I studied abroad in Tokyo and I LOVED it, and I would actually love to go back. But Tokyo is one of the top requests, so I thought I'd have a better chance...
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    I tried putting N/A for all of the "Current...

    I tried putting N/A for all of the "Current Information" but it still spazzes out and makes me put something for the dates and (000) 000-0000 for the phone numbers...

    I don't know why it won't let...
  20. Thread: Preferences?

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    Re: Preferences?

    OH, ok... I get what you mean. *Crosses fingers, then*

    Thank you very much for the input.
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    Re: Questions Specifically regarding Application

    I hope this isn't a stupid question... I looked over the thread to see if anyone else asked it and I didn't see it, so here it goes:

    In contact information, it says "Please enter the dates for...
  22. Thread: Preferences?

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    So what exactly would a "good" or "important"...

    So what exactly would a "good" or "important" reason be? Like I'm dying and warm air is the only thing that will sustain my life?

    Sorry for the sarcasm... I actually do really appreciate your...
  23. Thread: Preferences?

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    Re: Preferences?

    I've been beating myself up over this one for awhile now. I have a very specific request... and I've been trying to decide how to explain WHY I want to go to Fukuoka City to them in a logical way.
    ...
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    Wow, that IS new. I don't know if it will be on...

    Wow, that IS new. I don't know if it will be on the new USA applications, though, since our forms won't be posted until October 5.

    I'm excited to see if that is a new question now~!
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    I had a friend ask JET at a career fair near her...

    I had a friend ask JET at a career fair near her about this, and they said it doesn't happen much (and they definitely don't promote it), but it is possible for a CIR applicant to go to Japan as an...
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