Site Search:
 
TEFL International Supports Dave's ESL Cafe
TEFL Courses, TESOL Course, English Teaching Jobs - TEFL International
Job Discussion Forums Forum Index Job Discussion Forums
"The Internet's Meeting Place for ESL/EFL Students and Teachers from Around the World!"
 
 FAQFAQ   SearchSearch   MemberlistMemberlist   UsergroupsUsergroups   RegisterRegister 
 ProfileProfile   Log in to check your private messagesLog in to check your private messages   Log inLog in 

Interviewing with Interac
Goto page Previous  1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7
 
Post new topic   Reply to topic    Job Discussion Forums Forum Index -> Japan
View previous topic :: View next topic  
Author Message
Haruka



Joined: 23 Aug 2012
Posts: 38
Location: California

PostPosted: Thu Nov 29, 2012 2:08 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

You asked all the right questions. You've made you preparations. Now, take a deep breath and relax! Do the best you can and smile.

Just be sure to tell us all how it went!
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
stumptowny



Joined: 29 May 2011
Posts: 238

PostPosted: Thu Nov 29, 2012 2:25 am    Post subject: does interac give raises? Reply with quote

does interac give raises? for teachers re-contracting?
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
ZennoSaji



Joined: 02 Feb 2010
Posts: 78
Location: Mito, Ibaraki

PostPosted: Thu Nov 29, 2012 8:21 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

When I asked my recruiter about raises (since the example salaries implied NONE), she said the raises came from merit, not so much recontracting. They are trying to move towards making upward movement more accessible to ALTs.
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message AIM Address Yahoo Messenger
ssjup81



Joined: 15 Jun 2009
Posts: 559
Location: Tendo, Yamagata, Japan

PostPosted: Sat Dec 01, 2012 4:27 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hey, for those who are doing this from within the country, about how long before you hear something back from them? My interview was moved to Monday, December 3. I still have to do my demo lesson and video to submit.

Wish I didn't have to do that, though. Wish I could do it in person.
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message AIM Address Yahoo Messenger MSN Messenger
kah5217



Joined: 29 Sep 2012
Posts: 265
Location: Ibaraki

PostPosted: Sun Dec 02, 2012 12:28 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

It seemed to go well today. The recruiter let two people redo their videos. I was slightly annoyed at how she tried to sell me on leopalace though. It is not impossible to find my own place and I know what that will mean, but others have done it and I can too..

Edit: Now that I'm back home I can elaborate more. I ended up teaching directions with a game of "Where's Doraemon", and a couple people (including the recruiter) seemed to like it. I did mention housing as one of my concerns, but I pretty much expected to be on my own for that considering my needs (read: cat). She said my preference was slightly limited, but I told her I really don't care as long as I don't end up somewhere too cold. (PA climate is cold enough for me.)

DC driving was bad though. I'm surprised I only saw one accident.
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
Haruka



Joined: 23 Aug 2012
Posts: 38
Location: California

PostPosted: Sun Dec 02, 2012 5:59 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Cool idea for a demo lesson! That works on a couple of different levels demonstrating creativity and an attempt to connect the activity with pre-existing student knowledge. Excellent! And you left your preferences open. Sounds like you stand a pretty good chance. Let us know if you get picked up.

LeoPalace is all Interac really uses, from what I understand. And LeoPalace is generally not pet-friendly. It's difficult to find pet-friendly accommodations in Japan, but not impossible. So, good luck there. That's one thing I will miss in Japan; being able to have a cat.
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
kah5217



Joined: 29 Sep 2012
Posts: 265
Location: Ibaraki

PostPosted: Sat Dec 08, 2012 4:49 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I got the email signaling the start of my countdown. I think I have a good chance, but I guess if they say no, then I'll have to look into Borderlink.
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
Haruka



Joined: 23 Aug 2012
Posts: 38
Location: California

PostPosted: Mon Dec 17, 2012 6:19 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

The important thing is that you keep trying. I was turned down by two other companies before I was finally accepted.
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
kah5217



Joined: 29 Sep 2012
Posts: 265
Location: Ibaraki

PostPosted: Wed Dec 19, 2012 8:32 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I got an offer. Very Happy Good thing I checked my spam folder.
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
ssjup81



Joined: 15 Jun 2009
Posts: 559
Location: Tendo, Yamagata, Japan

PostPosted: Sat Feb 02, 2013 10:36 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

So, anyone else hear from them?
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message AIM Address Yahoo Messenger MSN Messenger
kah5217



Joined: 29 Sep 2012
Posts: 265
Location: Ibaraki

PostPosted: Sun Feb 03, 2013 12:45 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'm being placed in Kasumigaura, Ibaraki. They're in the middle of placing everyone they hired this season so a lot of people are on edge.
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
ssjup81



Joined: 15 Jun 2009
Posts: 559
Location: Tendo, Yamagata, Japan

PostPosted: Sun Feb 03, 2013 2:42 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I don't know if I was technically hired or not yet. I was told that I passed all the stages and that they have an interest in me and that they were finishing up my paperwork, but was then told, after questioning them about whether I'm hired and just looking for placement:

Quote:
Dear Wendy,

You will only have a definite position with Interac after the Sales Department approval. Up to that moment, nothing is guaranteed.


That doesn't sound very reassuring, especially since I have to move out by March 28, at least. Maybe it's different for those who are applying from within Japan since it'll take more time to get those from outside of it, sorted and stuff.
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message AIM Address Yahoo Messenger MSN Messenger
Display posts from previous:   
Post new topic   Reply to topic    Job Discussion Forums Forum Index -> Japan All times are GMT
Goto page Previous  1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7
Page 7 of 7

 
Jump to:  
You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot vote in polls in this forum


This page is maintained by the one and only Dave Sperling.
Contact Dave's ESL Cafe
Copyright © 2011 Dave Sperling. All Rights Reserved.

Powered by phpBB © 2001, 2002 phpBB Group

Road2Spain - TEFL and Spanish with one year student visa
EBC