January 18, 2019

(Podcast) Who Says You Can’t Go Home? – Rafael

http://traffic.libsyn.com/altinsider/IJ36.mp3 Rafael stopped by this week to regale us with his tale of multiple jobs in Japan, both teaching and non-teaching, and eventually deciding Japan wasn’t […]
January 11, 2019

(Podcast) Voice Acting in Japan – Laura Moran

http://traffic.libsyn.com/altinsider/IJ35.mp3 We start off 2019 with an interview with voice actress, actual actress, and all around creative-type Laura. We talk about how she got into the […]
December 17, 2018

How To Make Next Year your Best Year in Japan

For many teachers and professionals living in Japan, December is a time for reflection on growth and choices in the past year. In fact, most full-time […]
November 30, 2018
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The Inside Japan Podcast – Thoughts from a Hiring Manager

http://traffic.libsyn.com/altinsider/IJ30.mp3 This week Peter from JobsinJapan.com drops in to give us a taste of what he shares at the seminars he does all over Japan for […]
November 23, 2018

The Inside Japan Podcast – Starting a Unique Business in Japan w/Hee Gun

http://traffic.libsyn.com/altinsider/IJ29.mp3 This week entrepreneur Hee Gun drops in to share his unique story of creating the unique space known as Nishiogi Place. Listen, learn, and be […]
November 16, 2018

The Inside Japan Podcast – Getting a University Teaching Position w/University Teacher James

http://traffic.libsyn.com/altinsider/IJ28.mp3   This week University Teacher James drops in to help me clear my inbox out of questions all about being a University Teacher in Japan. […]
November 9, 2018

The Inside Japan Podcast – Becoming Comfortable with Being Uncomfortable – Kani from Code Chrysalis

http://traffic.libsyn.com/altinsider/IJ27.mp3 Kani saw an opportunity to start a coding boot camp in Japan and he made it happen with Code Chrysalis. He quit his stable job […]
November 4, 2018

How To Become a Direct Hire ALT

How to become a direct hire ALT?  The competition is fierce yet there is no reason why you shouldn’t give it a shot. Using this guide […]
November 2, 2018

The Inside Japan Podcast – Job Hunting Advice from Charlie from Live Work Play Japan

http://traffic.libsyn.com/altinsider/IJ26.mp3 Charlie has helped many people get jobs in Japan, and accordingly he knows a thing or two about a thing or two about finding work […]
October 6, 2018

The Inside Japan Podcast: JET Program Coordinator Kiah

http://traffic.libsyn.com/altinsider/IJ22.mp3 An episode 2 years in the making, this week JET Program Coordinator Kiah drops by to share as much as she possibly can about the […]
August 18, 2018

Staying Focused and Motivated During Your Teaching Downtime

Bright-eyed and bushy-tailed, your settling into your new teaching job. The honeymoon excitement of learning the ropes and consolidating the schedule details is drawing to a […]
June 30, 2018
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How To Win Your Way in Japanese Corporate Culture

If you thought that landing a job in a Japanese company was already hard enough, well… brace yourself! Understanding the intricacies of the Japanese corporate culture […]
June 27, 2018

Tools for Success in Japan

In the 1960’s, the richest man in the world, J. Paul Getty, wrote a book called ‘The Golden Age’, and in it he talked about the […]
June 18, 2018

Getting Hired: Apply from Home or Go to Japan First?

So, you’re itching to get your career started in Japan, but you’re having trouble deciding between two options: Option 1 – Get hired while in your […]
June 7, 2018

The Inside Japan Podcast: From Interac to Tech – Jordan

This week Jordan drops in to regale us with his tale of making the jump from Interac Teacher to his position in the Tech field.
June 6, 2018

An MBA in Japan could launch your career

Globally the most popular area of post-high school study is business, whether for certificates, diplomas, undergraduate degrees or MBA and other post-graduate studies. Business studies, and […]
May 28, 2018

The Inside Japan Podcast: Simon from Modern English – Eikaiwa Teacher to Eikaiwa CEO

Simon from Modern English drops in this week to share his tale of going from Eikaiwa Teacher to CEO of a Eikaiwa Franchise Company (and a lot more). Interesting tips if you were considering starting your own school.
May 26, 2018

Moving from ALT to University Teacher in Japan

When I left Japan in 2010 after two years of being on the JET Programme, I never thought that five years later I’d be back working […]
May 21, 2018

The Inside Japan Podcast: Adam from Housing Japan – Eikaiwa to Real Estate

Adam from Housing Japan drops in this week to tell the tale of his journey from the Eikaiwa Teaching World to the Real Estate World in Tokyo. Some good insights on learning Japanese and finding accommodation. Enjoy the show.
April 3, 2018

Adapting to a Difficult School

Working as an English teacher in Japan can be an incredibly rewarding job, but sometimes your Japanese school can be really hard work. All English teachers […]
March 22, 2018

Contract Limbo and How to Deal with it

The period from January through March can be stressful time for foreign workers in Japan who are on annual contracts that don’t automatically renew. Many BOEs […]
February 3, 2018

Increasing Qualifications to Get Access to Better-Paying Jobs

In a world in which the automated uploaded resumes process at prospective employers is the norm, there are potentially untold numbers of applicants for any attractive […]
January 18, 2018

Goal Setting For Job Seekers in Japan

As we enter 2018, for many it is time to look forward to the upcoming year and ask yourself if your job and career prospects will […]
December 13, 2017

Making Impact Resumes

Make your resume stick out from the crowd with tips from Richard Miller who is The Job Information Centre (JIC) editor for the JALT Language Teacher.