After working on JET, some of us fall in love with Japan and don't want to leave even after exhausting our JET contracts. In that case, you will want to seek other employment in Japan. Doing so may seem difficult but it is not uncommon. Use the information and resources here to begin your search.
Residence Status and VisaEdit
In order to work after JET, you will have to update your Residence Status and Visa to reflect a new employer and if you are no longer an instructor, you will need to change your status accordingly.
You should begin your job hunt while on JET as your visa gives you the time necessary for a thorough hunt. If you do not have a new employer by the time your JET contract is up in July, you will need to change to a Temporary Visitor status (before your visa expires in July) which will allow you to remain in the country for another 90 days while searching for employment.
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The Japanese Government Employment Service Center "Hello Work" has two centers in Shinjuku that cater specifically to foreigners seeking work in Japan. They offer several support services such as job counseling and placement services, interpretation between employers and employees, Japanese resume editing, etc. Depending on your situation, they may also be able to help you gain unemployment benefits from your Employment Insurance during your job hunt.
JetWit.com is a website which lists recent job openings relevant for JET alumni. Some of these positions are in Japan. You can also subscribe to their mailing list to be sent updates on job openings by email.
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Websites for Job HuntingEdit
JET Blog author RupertManners reviewed four major websites for job hunting in Japan. Check out the websites and his reviews below:
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