June 22, 2017

Do you need to be a Native Speaker of English to get an English teaching job?

This is a question that is asked all the time: can I get a job as a non-native speaker of English? There’s good news and bad […]
June 17, 2017
Do I need a TEFL

How does a TEFL Qualification Help Me?

If you’ve been teaching in Japan for any time at all, you’ll have heard of a TEFL qualification. TEFL stands for “Teaching English as a Foreign […]
June 15, 2017

ALTInsider Podcast – Interview with Charlie (Live Work Play Japan)

James speaks with Charlie who runs Live Work Play Japan. It is good when two people that know the Japan teaching and job scene well give advice on how to get by better in Japan, make more money, enjoy yourself more, how he quit his job(s), etc. Lots of solid good job tips. Enjoy.
June 2, 2017
Kindergarten Teach English in Japan

Classroom Management Tips from a Veteran

If you’re teaching English in Japan, classroom management will be on the forefront of your mind in a majority of your early classes. Sometimes, especially when […]
June 1, 2017

Stop Complaining about Dispatch Companies

Dispatch companies get a pretty bad reputation online. Go to almost any corner of the internet and you can find people complaining about this company or that company. Here is what you should do to improve your situation.
May 31, 2017

ALTInsider Podcast – Interview with Diego

James speaks with Diego. This is an interview with a cool guy that breaks all the conventional rules and falls into the right jobs at the right […]
May 22, 2017

ALTInsider Podcast – Interview with Chad Zimmerman

James speaks with Chad who has a popular Youtube channel, became learned to speak Japanese in less than a year, an anime fan, a straight edge […]
May 18, 2017
Shinjuku Back alley

Getting Your Vacation Days in Japan

A lot of English teachers have come here thinking that Japan would be the perfect base to travel around Asia, but after years the reality sinks […]
May 16, 2017
Teaching English Lizards

Boost your English Teaching Career in Japan in May and June

You’ve gotten your English Teaching Job for the start of April and you hate it. It’s a struggle to get out of bed in the morning […]
May 11, 2017

To Photo, or not To Photo

If you look at a Japanese resume, you will see a place on it where you are to affix a photo. I am a foreigner. Should […]
May 10, 2017

News on Japan – The best news source you have never heard of

We at Jobsinjapan.com are news junkies and the results are in. We have found a winner for best news site for Japan, and it is Newsonjapan.com. Here is why:
May 6, 2017

ALTInsider Podcast – 5-Year JET, Andy

In this edition of the ALT Insider, James talks to Andy who is a 5-year JET participant. If you thinking to coming to Japan to teach or are a teacher now, do yourself a favor to listen to someone that has been there, done that, and gets it.
April 28, 2017

ALTInsider Podcast – Is being an ALT a good job?

James does not have a guest on his ALT Insider podcast, so he goes to the mailbag.  No Punches pulled here as the listener asks “How can […]
April 27, 2017

Your Cover Letter Needs YOU In It

Your resume is like the business section of the newspaper when it comes to your job applications. It does the heavy lifting of organizing and presenting […]
April 25, 2017

The Art of Interviewing for a Job in Japan

If there is one skill that will be invaluable to you in Japan, it’s being able to interview well. Being able to enter a room with […]
April 24, 2017

ALTInsider Podcast – Kyle from Tokyo Munchies

This week, James from the ALT Insider speaks to Kyle from Tokyo Munchies who shares his epic path through Japan! Kyle just threw caution to the […]
April 19, 2017

Hiring Season in Japan – When is it and what to do

If you have worked in Japan before you might already know that April, the start of the financial year, is also the time to start your […]
April 14, 2017
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Language Barriers at Your Japanese Job – How to Overcome Them

When you come into a new culture and start working with people who don’t come from the same place you do, there is a high likelihood […]
April 14, 2017

Changing Jobs and Moving in Japan – Podcast

James at the ALT Insider speaks with Higgins about his experience with moving and changing jobs in Japan.  The good, the bad, the things you need […]
April 9, 2017

Be Smart When you Apply – Job Postings Warning

Whether you use JobsinJapan.com, a university bulletin board, free paper or any other online employment resource, we want you to be safe from scams and fraudulent […]
April 7, 2017

Using Free time Effectively

James at the ALT Insider goes to the mail bag to answer readers’ questions.  James gives his advice on how to make effective use of that […]
April 3, 2017

Truck Driver in Japan – Mike

We wanted to turn you on to a great podcast called ALT Insider.  This is not just for the teacher.  I especially liked the latest issue […]
March 30, 2017

Japanese School Job Security – Value Add

Working at Japanese schools can be a demanding job. You have grading, lesson prep, classes with forty students and teachers that sometimes don’t speak very much […]
March 27, 2017

Unpaid Overtime in Japan: When to Accept it and When to Say No

Working unpaid overtime in Japan is normal. Unfortunately this is the case, and many companies and schools will expect this from you. For people who see […]