I worked at AEON Corporation of Japan full-time
You will get to live in Japan. You will have a reliable, full-time job that pays a living wage. You will have good health insurance. You will have endless opportunities to meet new people and experience new things. You will have your own apartment (mine had its own washing machine). This is a good way to live independently and become acclimated to the working world after college. Japan is a beautiful, clean place with extremely punctual trains and nice people. My standard of living in Japan was higher than it'll probably be ever again.
The hours are probably long. Mine weren't that long because I taught in the middle of nowhere. The downside of that is that there's nothing to do in the town. Japan can be extremely lonely, especially out in the middle of nowhere. After several months I became extremely depressed. I don't think that happens to everyone, but it definitely can happen. The lessons are kind of boring and repetitive for you, but they are largely already done for you. The textbooks are so sexist they are extremely cringeworthy. Work culture is extremely strict and taking a day off without very advanced notice or without being made to feel bad, is impossible.
Advice to Management
Don't make the Manager work so hard for such little pay! They work too hard
I applied online. I interviewed at AEON Corporation of Japan (Atlanta, GA) in August 2017.
I first had a Skype interview with one of AEON's recruiters. It was very straightforward with questions mainly coming from the website (they are very clear on what you need to know via the pre-interview email). It lasted about 15 minutes. I had to stand tell my interviewer why I wanted to teach English in Japan, and why specifically with AEON. I was offered an in person interview at the end. The group interview consisted of a informational session, Q&A, lesson demos, and time for us to show what we learned during the demos through our own presentations. We also had to take a grammar/spelling test, and fill out a brief questionnaire. Everyone got a personal interview. The personal interview lasted an hour, and I was given the chance to present my lesson again after watching the recruiter show me how it's done. We went over expectations, departure date, etc. Overall, a great experience. I have yet to hear back about an offer.
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