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    Default Interac Phone Interview

    I have a phone interview with Interac soon and I wanted to know if anyone has some tips or can tell me what to expect.

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    Default Re: Interac Phone Interview

    There are a couple of posts regarding this, granted they're all scattered throughout the threads...

    My Interac telephone interview came about a week after I sent of my application. A lady called me from a mobile number so I was a little thrown off.

    She basically asked:
    Why Japan
    If the March departure date was okay
    Do you have teaching experience
    Random Q's about my uni
    Random Q's about my over seas experience
    What I would teach / how I would teach - Specifically how i would deal with HS / ES students
    Had I been to Japan
    What hobbies do I have
    Do I have any teaching qualifications.
    etc.

    It was all very informal, she was friendly with a sense of humor and answered any questions I had.

    I obviously applied in the UK, so I'm gonna guess things may be different for you being in the states.

    These pages may be useful too:
    http://www.ithinkimlost.com/non-jet-...-question.html
    http://www.ithinkimlost.com/non-jet-...ke-2010-a.html
    http://www.ithinkimlost.com/non-jet-...roduction.html
    I'm sure sure there is more but, meh...
    Last edited by Shankerbelle; August 12th, 2010 at 00:04. Reason: edited link


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    That was really helpful. At least I have somewhat of an idea what to expect. Yeah I had searched the boards but only found pieces of info here and there. Thanks a bunch!

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    Default Re: Interac Phone Interview

    I'm glad that helped!

    Good luck!


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    Default Re: Interac Phone Interview

    did you turn down the interac offer?

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    I did. I got an interview with JET and was in the March departure group with Interac. Because I had interviewed in October, I was told I couldnt opt for August departure with them.
    Obviously I would rather have gone with JET, so i declined the offer, but then was made an alternate lol.

    That's Sod's law for you.


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    Quote Originally Posted by sinderella View Post
    I did. I got an interview with JET and was in the March departure group with Interac. Because I had interviewed in October, I was told I couldnt opt for August departure with them.
    Obviously I would rather have gone with JET, so i declined the offer, but then was made an alternate lol.

    That's Sod's law for you.
    Hi,

    Thanks very much for this comment. It help me to think about my ideals.

    Apart from that, this link below may be useful: Phone interview questions

    Tks again and pls keep posting.
    Last edited by vegetablevn; September 3rd, 2010 at 16:54.

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    I had my phone interview yesterday and it went well. Thanks for the heads up, it definitely helped me prepare some answers. They mostly asked the stuff that you listed. They asked me some random questions about driving in Japan and if my driving record was ok. They also asked several times if I would be ok with a rural placement.

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    I had a phone interview last week and they pretty much asked me what has already been stated. Am I ok with driving? Being placed in a rural setting. My experience with kids and teaching, etc.


    Edit: I did get a response back but they weren't interested in interviewing me though.
    Last edited by Sirrus; August 18th, 2010 at 01:06.

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    Default Re: Interac Phone Interview

    Sorry to hear that Sirrus. Are you planning to apply for the JET programme again this year? From your previous posts, it seems as though you know what you were lacking on your first application, thus being able to improve on it this time around.

    Good luck in which ever you decide.


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    Quote Originally Posted by sinderella View Post
    Sorry to hear that Sirrus. Are you planning to apply for the JET programme again this year? From your previous posts, it seems as though you know what you were lacking on your first application, thus being able to improve on it this time around.

    Good luck in which ever you decide.
    I'm planning to unless an other opportunity comes along the way and thank you.

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