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
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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
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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 are news junkies and the results are in. We have found a winner for best news site for Japan, and it is Here is why:
May 9, 2017

Why are my applications being ignored?

So you have applied to a couple dozen companies in which your applications have been met with silence or a condescending form letter. Find out why here.
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, 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 6, 2017

With Resumes and CVs, Looks Matter

Before any hiring manager anywhere dives into your resume or CV, they are going to give it a “first look.” If it doesn’t look like an […]
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 […]
March 17, 2017

Surviving Japanese Work Culture

Working in Japan is NOT like working back home. Do you remember the first time you set foot in Japan? You had training with your first […]
March 14, 2017

Al Ain Japan: “Demand is only getting stronger overseas”

Interested in a challenging sales job in Japan requiring multilingual skills? The second-hand car export business is big, growing, and in need of ambitious people. Since […]
March 8, 2017

A former Berlitz CEO started as an English teacher!

With locations across Japan, Berlitz recruits locally for positions both through domestic and international interviews. talked to Berlitz to find out more about their company […]