I was thinking of making my own similar thread but I notice this one at the top of the page, so...hope nobody minds me butting in!
So...I'm a first year and am 75% sure I will stay on for a second year. Beyond that though...well I really don't want to get stuck as a permanent ALT. Its a nice enough job but its not a career. So I will have to look at moving into the real world of work. My degree is in IT but like 90% of graduates I'd probally just be aiming for some officey corporatey generally jobby wobby thingy majiggy.
Whether this is Japan or not is not something I'm not commited to one way or the other, nonetheless I am curious about the prospects for remaining in Japan.
Do many people manage it?
Are there any jobs at all available for inexperienced foreigners?
What about the hiring season?- I've heard the big problem is Jet goes September-September whilst Japanese companies tend to follow the school March-March system (why oh why couldn't I have started in March
), is this so and the only way is to waste half a year post-jet not doing much in the hope you'll get a job come March? (or of course quitting early which is....not something I want to do, a bit dishonorable and nasty and against the rules)