catsup wrote:Don't dog your resume, It got you an interview right!
Best reminder/statement I've heard yet, thanks!
Also, some math for Americans entering the interviews looking for confidence:
Currently around 56% of ALTs are American. Both America and Japan are having harsh economic issues, and so many US ALTs may wish to stay, while Japanese schools may be wary of hiring. If we see an even reduction of ALT Jobs by 1/4, and a full half of current American JETs stay on, that might realistically reflect the amount of jobs we're competing for. Around 1575 people competing for 556 jobs is, compared to the American job market, some of the best odds you can hope to get. 1 out of every 2.8 interviewees might get a position! And that's both being conservative and not considering alternates! Even if 75% of US ALTs stay on, we're still looking at numbers better than the average interview for an American job. Also the odds are enough that everyone on this forum has a realistic chance of going together.
So when you think about it, getting the interview was the hard part, now just prove their decision right and we'll all be off.