Results 1 to 15 of 15

Thread: Looking for Jobs in Japan after Jet.

  1. #1

    Default Looking for Jobs in Japan after Jet.

    I was wondering if any of the old older times could give any advice for looking for jobs in Japan after jet?

  2. #2
    Senior Member mothy's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2007
    Location
    On a happy rainbow
    Posts
    12,377

    Default Re: Looking for Jobs in Japan after Jet.

    Network. Every post JET job I got I was able to get because someone recommended me.

  3. #3

    Default Re: Looking for Jobs in Japan after Jet.

    What type of work?

    For any field, get JLPT 2 or 1 for starters. Being certifiably bilingual is a must.

    Hit up LinkedIn and find recruiters around Japan. There are many, many, many. Just be aware they aren't always friendly to ALTs (many of them being former ALTs themselves who had to settle for becoming recruiters).
    I've been here, I've been there, I've been every f...where

  4. #4

    Default Re: Looking for Jobs in Japan after Jet.

    Quote Originally Posted by mothy View Post
    Network. Every post JET job I got I was able to get because someone recommended me.
    Can I list you as a reference?
    Quote Originally Posted by Jiggit View Post
    But what if we reverse the polarity of the quantum string theory? According to uncertainty principle there are infinite worlds out there, so it stands to reason schrodinger's cat is alive in one of them.


    Quote Originally Posted by Apollo87;
    U da real mvp.

  5. #5

    Default Re: Looking for Jobs in Japan after Jet.

    Quote Originally Posted by starfish View Post
    What type of work?

    For any field, get JLPT 2 or 1 for starters. Being certifiably bilingual is a must.

    Hit up LinkedIn and find recruiters around Japan. There are many, many, many. Just be aware they aren't always friendly to ALTs (many of them being former ALTs themselves who had to settle for becoming recruiters).
    ...are you in Japan?
    Quote Originally Posted by Jiggit View Post
    But what if we reverse the polarity of the quantum string theory? According to uncertainty principle there are infinite worlds out there, so it stands to reason schrodinger's cat is alive in one of them.


    Quote Originally Posted by Apollo87;
    U da real mvp.

  6. #6
    Billy Big Bollocks Ini's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 1970
    Posts
    28,772

    Default Re: Looking for Jobs in Japan after Jet.

    bribery and corruption works pretty well
    Great men of action never mind on occasion being ridiculous; in a sense it is part of their job.

  7. #7
    The Sun's Bird God..what? Zolrak 22's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2014
    Location
    Puerto Rico
    Posts
    4,749

    Default Re: Looking for Jobs in Japan after Jet.

    Quote Originally Posted by Ini View Post
    bribery and corruption works pretty well
    It's a good thing I know you then.

  8. #8

    Default Re: Looking for Jobs in Japan after Jet.

    Quote Originally Posted by uthinkimlost? View Post
    ...are you in Japan?
    No, but I know a few non-ALTs who are, and that's been the advice given to me.
    I've been here, I've been there, I've been every f...where

  9. #9

    Default Re: Looking for Jobs in Japan after Jet.

    When is a good time to start looking, also what is good to have in terms of paperwork besides the usual ?

  10. #10
    Senior Member mothy's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2007
    Location
    On a happy rainbow
    Posts
    12,377

    Default Re: Looking for Jobs in Japan after Jet.

    I think that would depend on the type of job.

  11. #11
    chill yo coop52's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2008
    Location
    Atlanta->Tottori
    Posts
    4,627

    Default Re: Looking for Jobs in Japan after Jet.

    Right now, most job ads would be for an April start, so maybe wait a little while. But, it wouldn't hurt to go down to your local Hello Work and tell them what kind of stuff you're looking for. The guy there I talked to was really helpful and emailed me new jobs that fit my criteria as they came up. They also helped me with my resume and cover letters.

  12. #12

    Default Re: Looking for Jobs in Japan after Jet.

    Basically just looking for another Eikaiwa or ALT gig. Ill give hello work a shot.
    I am also trying to find someone I should copy with this. Most of the people i know who got work after Jet have Japanese wives or some kind of special Japanese heritage visa.
    Last edited by jwkelley; February 9th, 2015 at 08:28.

  13. #13
    Senior Member mothy's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2007
    Location
    On a happy rainbow
    Posts
    12,377

    Default Re: Looking for Jobs in Japan after Jet.

    Eikaiwa, there probably isn't so much of a hiring season as turnover rates seem high with them.
    Direct hire ALT positions seem to get done in December and January. Dispatch companies will usually have intake information on their websites.

  14. #14

    Default Re: Looking for Jobs in Japan after Jet.

    Cool, I have some contacts but probably should make more.

  15. #15
    Senior Member mothy's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2007
    Location
    On a happy rainbow
    Posts
    12,377

    Default Re: Looking for Jobs in Japan after Jet.

    Yeah, be sure to put it out there that you're looking. Never know who might know of something.

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •