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    Re: Applying with a history of depression?

    Oops, my post was ambiguous. I didn't mean if you put your history of depression on your application. I meant if you put "I'm going to be a teacher in charge of children" on your application. Hope...
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    Re: Applying with a history of depression?

    In theory, as long as you have a doctor who can vouch for you, you're fine.
    In practice, if you think you're going to be "a teacher in charge of children" and put anything like that on your...
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    Re: Aspiring Australian JETs 2016

    I would assume you would get references from your clients. They just want to know if you're well-presented, reliable, punctual, loyal, flexible etc. etc. I recently went for a (non-JET) job and...
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    Re: Aspiring Australian JETs 2016

    Hi all,
    I'm late to the party this year. Thanks to those who came to the info session at LaTrobe in Melbourne, if any are on here. And thanks to those who emailed me their SoPs. Standard seems...
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    Re: Aspiring Australian 2015 JETS

    Have Brisbane interviews been and gone? I'm an ex-JET from Melbourne now based on the Sunny Coast but I have to go to the Japanese consulate on Monday (16th Feb) to organise a police check for the...
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    Re: Ways you would like to improve your class

    Have you asked the JTEs? Because most of the ones I spoke to in Osaka answered that they'd improve their classes by having ALTs who were dedicated to the job instead of dedicated to doing the bare...
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    Re: Teaching in your home country after JET

    Shadow teachers on yard duty, attend staff meetings, assist with sports clubs and special events.
    Tee up colleagues to write references for you - these can be JTEs or other JETs in positions of...
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    Re: Ex-JETs applying to return to the programme

    word and uthinkimlost are correct - i am both ancient and crazy, however for what it's worth to the OP, my interview panel grilled me regarding how i could possibly get any level of satisfaction out...
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    Re: Introduce yourself

    Good luck, tedcase. No-one has ever called me "Wix" before *sniff*
    See if you can get permission for a one year sabbatical from your current job; that's what I did. Of course, it turned into two...
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    Re: Quick question regarding placement requests

    There's not a shot in the dark if you can give good reasons why you want to go to a particular place or would prefer rural over urban or vice versa. I pretty much got my placement requests both...
  11. Re: How to address (or not address) past mental health issues

    i like you. you funny.
  12. Re: How to address (or not address) past mental health issues

    Good to see you've mellowed, Ini.
  13. Re: How to address (or not address) past mental health issues

    No bias with history of cancer - I had first-hand experience of that.

    With mental health issues I agree with UTIL - be very very sure that you want to go. Coping in rural Japan will be nothing...
  14. Re: JET UK personal statement; 2 Page/ 1000 word dilemna

    Ahahahaahahaha. Good to see you haven't lost your sense of humour.
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    Re: Introduce yourself

    tedcase, you're going for another bite at the cherry? in that case in your SoP talk about unfinished business, such as presenting at Tokyo orientation blah blah blah and helping out new arrivals...
  16. re: List of regular posters who are available to edit SOPs - read OP

    i have a request. please PM me for my email address if you want me to check your SoP. don't just send me the whole SOP as a PM. thanks.
  17. Re: Proposed Direction of Current or Future Profession and Its Relationship to JET.

    if you are applying to JET as some kind of gap year exercise because you don't know what you want to be when you grow up, please please don't.
    being an ALT is not a continuation of frat/sorority...
  18. Re: JET UK personal statement; 2 Page/ 1000 word dilemna

    Just change the first one to "EAL (English as an Additional Language); after that you're good to use EAL for subsequent references. Same with ESL. Of course anyone involved with JET will know what...
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    aurano, the first think they do is glance through, looking for obvious errors in spelling, punctuation, grammar and essay structure. if they find those, they make a note to that effect, deduct a...
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    Re: Cooking in the Classroom

    wow - i had to practically suck my principal's principals to get permission to use the school kitchen with students - you guys make it sound so easy.
    we made meat pies and washed them down with tim...
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    Also, forgot to say that the discrepancy is irrelevant, because UK applicants are not competing against USA ones. Each country will be asked to provide a certain number of participants, give or...
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    Re: Which ref is best?

    If you're working at a school and you don't get a reference from the principal or assistant principal they're going to wonder why not [I'm a teacher].
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    ah no, my bad. i think i must have done mine on 1.5 spacing [the australian application doesn't specify shit like that - they let you make up your own mind on what font you use and spacing etc....
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    They have to make the US ones shorter because they have a tendency to rabbit on as it is. :)
    100 words should fit on 2 pages double-spaced should fit if you use 10-point Times New Roman.
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    Re: Introduce yourself

    Hi, I'm Wicket and I did JET back in the day when there weren't no fancy inter webs... then again after they invented computers smaller than a bedroom.
    I'm Australian and like walks on the beach and...
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