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    Anyone hoping to be placed for the fall 2014 slots?

    I'll be attending the NY/NJ seminar and am curious as to what everyone else heard.

    I spoke with Jason who said that there were only a few slots left for fall 2014 and that a lot of us may be asked to be open for spring 2015 slots. I was really hoping for fall 2014.

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    I'm applying for an august placement and have an interview booked for early April in London. The seminar/interview sounds even more harrowing than JET... actually came here looking for some tips.

    i wish you luck itsmalicali!

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    I have one on Tuesday in York (England haha)!

    I don't know if I'm gonna have much chance of getting a place though, the woman on the phone interview told me almost all their Fall positions require driving (never gone near the driver's seat of a car in my life) and that my graduation might be a little too late to get the visa. Actually, I was pretty surprised that I even got through to the seminar stage, so I guess they must have SOME non-driving positions....

    (She did ask me if I could ride a bike so I don't know if they envisage me biking long distances to work every day hahaha)
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    I have a seminar/interview on 11th April in London. I'm also waiting to hear my JET result so I'm really hoping I find out before the Interac interview... Although there are only like 140 places on JET for UK candidates so I'm kinda just assuming I've been rejected!

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    I did all my interviewing at the end of last year (Australian applicant, so no seminar), and they set me to "recommended", which I understand is basically "we want you unless your police check shows anything bad". I've sent them all my documents, which they're now processing (my online dashboard says they've been sent off to Immigration for a CoE application). All our previous communications have been about me departing for fall 2014, or potentially earlier. Do you think I'm all good? I don't want to wait until spring.

    Didn't get a JET interview offer; discussed in another thread.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nell View Post
    I have a seminar/interview on 11th April in London. I'm also waiting to hear my JET result so I'm really hoping I find out before the Interac interview... Although there are only like 140 places on JET for UK candidates so I'm kinda just assuming I've been rejected!
    Hello fellow 11th April interviewiee! I am also going on Friday for mine. What time is yours? Mines 11.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sharpinthefang View Post
    Hello fellow 11th April interviewiee! I am also going on Friday for mine. What time is yours? Mines 11.
    I've actually cancelled my application cos I got shortlisted for JET! Although I haven't had an email back from the lady who organises it... So I hope they don't think I'm still coming :P

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    I had an interview last month so if anyone wants to know anything about it feel free to ask Although tbh it was more or less exactly like how they said it would be so haha.

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    If I apply now, will I have a chance of being sent out there this summer? I don't want to wait until next year. Should've applied earlier but was waiting to hear back from JET...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Oli0 View Post
    If I apply now, will I have a chance of being sent out there this summer? I don't want to wait until next year. Should've applied earlier but was waiting to hear back from JET...
    I think so! Just act fast and send in your application ASAP.

    And you can also try eikaiwas like ECC and AEON who are recruiting now.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Moso View Post
    I think so! Just act fast and send in your application ASAP.

    And you can also try eikaiwas like ECC and AEON who are recruiting now.
    WHERE did you get the photos done for them? I'm having hell trying to find somewhere that does the correct size...

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    Quote Originally Posted by sharpinthefang View Post
    WHERE did you get the photos done for them? I'm having hell trying to find somewhere that does the correct size...
    Oh yeah, that. Lol. Well there is a shop by mine that does passport photos manually, like the guy takes a photo of you then prints it. So we spent ages printing out different pictures and measuring the size of my head until we found one that was vaguely okay. I sent them in but I didn't get a response if they were okay cos the woman who deals with them is apparently on holiday.

    I dunno where you live but I was told you can get them from here: Snappy Snaps: Photo and Digital Specialists

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    Quote Originally Posted by sharpinthefang View Post
    WHERE did you get the photos done for them? I'm having hell trying to find somewhere that does the correct size...
    Your own house. Seriously. Find a room with a white wall, ask a friend to take them, then upload them on the PC and adjust the size. That's what I did, and it's the picture they ended up using on my gaijin card.
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    Out of curiosity, how long does it usually take for Interac to respond after sending the initial application off?
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    well now I feel bad....
    And now we just wait for the world to end...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jamie Solo View Post
    Out of curiosity, how long does it usually take for Interac to respond after sending the initial application off?
    The next day if they're interested.
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    Quote Originally Posted by itsabird View Post
    The next day if they're interested.
    This makes a nice change from the ridiculously drawn out JET process! Just tell me I haven't got a chance straight away and we can all get on with our lives.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Oli0 View Post
    This makes a nice change from the ridiculously drawn out JET process! Just tell me I haven't got a chance straight away and we can all get on with our lives.
    Thanks itsabird! And couldn't agree more. I figure give it an extra day or so since there will be an influx of applications right now, then either carry on with it or drop it and move in. No 6 month hiatus!
    Quote Originally Posted by Ini View Post
    well now I feel bad....
    And now we just wait for the world to end...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jamie Solo View Post
    Thanks itsabird! And couldn't agree more. I figure give it an extra day or so since there will be an influx of applications right now, then either carry on with it or drop it and move in. No 6 month hiatus!
    Someone I know who applied to Interac after being told they were an alternate already had their phone interview. They applied late last week, got the phone call to schedule the interview the next day, and had the interview yesterday. Less than a week and they already know that they have an in person interview to go to.

    Also. Excuse all the "they" I used. Trying to keep their identity as ambiguous as possible.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sharpinthefang View Post
    Hello fellow 11th April interviewiee! I am also going on Friday for mine. What time is yours? Mines 11.
    It would have been 10:30! but I'm a JET shortlister, so I had to cancel. It would have been good to meet another ITIL-er!

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    One thing I will say about my seminar day is that you should try and come across well at all times, because by the time you get to the one-on-one interview it's little more than a formality and mine consisted of about like two questions haha. Also, we didn't really get a lunch break or anything so either eat a load beforehand or take some small snacks in your bag! (you do get a 5 minute break here and there) Good luck!

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