Tuesday, 19 February 2008

JET Interview

My interview day finally came. Yesterday, I went into Wellington, to the Japan Information and Cultural Centre. I was a little early, so had to sit down and wait. There was a video playing that was mostly about foreigners - including ALTs - in Japan.

The interview itself was quite formal. I had to sit at a small desk that was about five metres in front of a table, where three people were sitting: a woman, a man, and a Japanese man. I can't remember their names; but it's not really all that important in the scheme of things. I was presented with various questions after being asked to introduce myself and give a brief background of my life.

I think that the whole process went well - although, of course, I could have answered most of the questions better; especially had I not been under such pressure. The decision now lies with someone in Tokyo. I won't know until the beginning of April if I have been accepted to go over and assistant teach with the next intake of ALTs. If I am accepted, then I'm pretty much guaranteed to head over to Japan after I graduate.

I hope and pray for a favourable outcome!

Timotheos

4 comments:

rib said...

good luck my friend !

Juan

Timotheos said...

Thanks Juan. I look forward to going overseas again ^^

K_tigress said...

Hay Gecko what’s up? Long time no hear?
For a while there I thought you fell though the earth?
So your taking the same path that one of my neighbours took. He ironically went to Australia to teach science but then I guess it sort of became home sick and came back.
It will be interesting to see how your Japan thing turns out.
:)

Timotheos said...

Hey Tina, long time no see. Yeah, I may have appeared to be off the radar, but I have been around. My msn details haven't changed. I just don't really frequent forums these days ;)