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    Re: Interac visa duration query

    You can apply for whatever length visa you want. It's up to immigration to decide on whether or not to grant it to you. Sometimes they'll look at your contact and only give you a 1 year because your...
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    Re: Turning down Interac's first offer

    If you don't get the town you requested as your first offer, it's extremely unlikely it's going to show up as your second one because the town's BOE probably turned your resume down. Interac doesn't...
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    Re: Interac contract end dates?

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    Re: Interac Placements Spring 2014

    Just wait until you get here to do the phone thing. A Japanese speaking person will take you to a phone place to help you get set up with one once you get to your new home.

    But! Be prepared to...
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    Re: Interac Placements Spring 2014

    We all just got asked to reconfirm our intent to re-contract so I imagine the bulk of the phone calls should start happening in another week or two once they've finished tallying up who wants to...
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    The phone interview is a short, no nonsense...

    The phone interview is a short, no nonsense interview. They'll ask you typical interview questions like "why do you want to teach?", "why do you want to teach in Japan?", "what experience do you...
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    According the information I just got it looks...

    According the information I just got it looks like if you're training with the Tokyo branches they pay for the hotel and you will be assigned a roommate. Training is also going to be in Narita near...
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    Re: Interac Placements Winter/Spring 2013

    I'm hoping we have some free time in Tokyo since there's actually a musical showing that I want to see but it sounds like its 12 hour training days (the new guys doing the training are apparently...
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    Re: When will I know my placement

    At the seminar the recruiter said they'd start getting our placements between December and February. They just started having us set up our Japanese resumes that they'll use to sell us for our...
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    Here in the US we had to submit a 2 page resume...

    Here in the US we had to submit a 2 page resume with our initial paperwork listing all the schools we've ever attended and all the jobs we've ever had. They are probably using it to help sell us to...
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    Congratulations!

    Congratulations!
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    Congratulations!

    Congratulations!
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    Re: Interac Fall interview

    I got an e-mail from them a couple of days after the seminar saying they had sent my papers to Tokyo. Since we interviewed at the same time I would think they should have sent yours out around the...
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    Re: Interac Fall interview

    Got my acceptance letter today! I'm so happy! Thank you for getting back to me so fast Interac!
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    Congratulations! I'm really glad they didn't make...

    Congratulations! I'm really glad they didn't make you wait too long! Like TA my stuff was sent out last week so hopefully we don't have to wait too long either. I was sweating getting those...
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    Having the audience participate during the demo...

    Having the audience participate during the demo lesson really threw some people's times off for the demo since it slowed you down but I think it was a good change. Trying to get them to answer the...
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    Finally got back from my interview this weekend....

    Finally got back from my interview this weekend. I feel like it went well. The seminar part was interesting. I was ridiculously nervous during the demo lesson but it wasn't as bad as I expected. The...
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    Re: Interac Fall interview

    Good luck to everyone doing their interview tomorrow! I'm super nervous and trying desperately to remember everything from both my grammar review and for my demo but I am also ready to show them what...
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    Re: Interac Fall interview

    Congratulations! I hope you get placed close to your favorite spot! (though honestly every place in Japan has its own charm)
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    Re: Interac Fall interview

    Congratulations to everyone who got through their interview this week! I've been practicing mine each night. I figure if I can make it through the Japanese introduction everything else will be a...
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    Good luck for those doing the interview this...

    Good luck for those doing the interview this weekend! I'm with the group going next weekend and I'm torn between wishing it was this weekend so I can stop stressing about this and being glad I still...
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    I don't know if copying the demo word for word is...

    I don't know if copying the demo word for word is a good idea since it doesn't show that you're creative or you know how to put together a quick lesson. However I wouldn't stray from the format very...
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    Whew, just finished making up the poster for my...

    Whew, just finished making up the poster for my lesson! This is actually my second attempt. Initially I was going to do the directions lesson but after I made up the lesson board and did a test run I...
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    Not yet. My schedule for the end of the month is...

    Not yet. My schedule for the end of the month is a little bit up in the air at the moment so we're waiting to get the final word on where I'm going to be before I pick a spot. Unfortunately I won't...
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    Re: Interac Fall interview

    Yay I passed the phone interview as well! I was a bit nervous until I realized the long pauses were the result of them typing notes about my answers. Once I realized the long pauses weren't cues for...
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