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The Japan Information Center at the Consulate General of Japan in Chicago is hiring three (3) part-time JET Program Interview Assistants for the upcoming JET Program interviews.

1.) One assistant will work from mid-February through mid-March. Please note the working period may change based on the timing of the interviews. The primary responsibility of this position is to assist with JET Interviews (tentatively, February 8 - 12), but other responsibilities pertaining to the JET Program and JIC activities will also be assigned. The pay is $17 an hour. The work schedule is somewhat flexible; however, during the JET Interview Week, you must work full days. This position will be primarily in-person at the Japan Information Center, however some remote work days may occur, as well. Applicants must live in the Chicagoland area and be able to commute to the Consulate in downtown Chicago.

2.) The other two (2) assistants will work in early February during the JET Interview Week (tentatively, February 8 -12), as well as joining occasional preparatory meetings prior to the Interview week. Please note the working period may change based on the timing of the interviews. The primary responsibility of these positions is to help us manage the online JET Program Interview site (likely Zoom) during interviews. The pay is $17 an hour. During the JET Interview Week, you must work full days. These positions will be entirely remote. Applicants for these positions are *not* required to live in the Chicagoland area.

Applicants for all positions must be alumni of the JET Program and have excellent organization and communication skills. Applicants must have their own home computer to use for work purposes, and must also be able to use Zoom, Microsoft Teams, Microsoft Word, Excel, and Google Drive. Due to the remote nature of the work and JET Interviews, applicants should be tech-savvy.

If interested, please send your resume to jet@cg.mofa.go.jp by Thursday, December 9. Please indicate which position(s) you wish to be considered for (ie: #1, #2, or both). We will hold interviews via Zoom for selected applicants the week of December 13.

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The holiday season is here! JETAA Chicago invites our JET alumni community to join our next Open Board Meeting on Monday, December 6th, 6:30-7:30 pm CST, to discuss the upcoming events, community collaborations, and more!

And as is tradition, our December meeting will end early so that at 7:30 pm sharp, we can enjoy our annual (still virtual) BOWLnenkai Game Night! So grab a drink and get ready for a night of casual conversation, games and trivia, as we try and end 2021 on a high note!

Alumni can sign up for the meeting, just the BOWLnenkai, or both!

BOWLnenkai Theme: Factions - Rep your favorite team/group/nation from comics, movies, sports and more!

Sign up here!

*This event is for JET alumni only.

Questions? Contact us at info@jetaachicago.com

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Join us TODAY (Saturday, November 20th from 2-4 pm CST), for the JETAA Chicago Career Development Workshop and Panel! If you are a JET alum currently navigating the job market after JET, considering switching careers, or just pondering what’s next for you, then your attendance is welcome! This event is intended to bring together JETAA members who are looking for career advice at all stages of their career trajectory.

Speakers include fellow JET alumni Emily Frank (The Career Catalyst), Ellison Weeks (LinkedIn), and Rob Uy (RSU Consulting). Topics to be covered include resume and cover letter writing, navigating the process of switching careers, and how to leverage your JET experience in the job application process. The workshop will consist of multiple sessions based on these topics over two hours. We also invite participants to submit questions for a panel with all of our speakers after their presentations. Please join us for this free workshop providing invaluable advice to help advance your career after JET!

Sign up here!

**Due to space limitations, this event is for JET alumni (those who have completed at least one year and/or are current living/working in Japan as official participants of JET Program)** Questions? Email Rurik Tywoniw at networking@jetaachicago.com


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