09 April 2011

Status Report, plz

I had my first ever interview for a TESL position with Amity.



AEON wants to do this whole wacky interview process in June in Portland.
I had my interview with Peppy Kids Club last week and she mentioned the "next step is an in-person interview" so I'm going to assume this means I got it- the phone interview went well I think (except my rusty Japanese got in the way).
And the reject with Amity means I'm going to submit an application to Interac now. I totally forgot to finish it but now that I have contact information for references it's all good.


31 March 2011

That was effin fast. o_O

So I checked my mailbox today...

PKC wants a phone interview with me.

Amity flat out invited me to their interview seminar in Los Angeles on the 9th.

AEON is reviewing my application and will get back to me.

Holy cow, Amity and PKC. But so excited!

30 March 2011

Let the waiting game begin

So, I think I hit all the main bases of eikaiwa-

PKC (#1 choice)

Let's see if any of them bite......the waiting game begins.

Also I need to finish my Interac application, although I'm not as big on that one as I have one somewhat big barrier in my way of that one- no license, and apparently on their site they state they prefer people who can drive because all that's left for Sept ALT starts (different from eikaiwas who are conversational school people, not travelling between elementary schools), are inaka (boonie) places mostly. Ugh.

PKC update

Yeah, it was their website that was acting funky. Resubmitted the app, this time I got a confirmation page and email, so, fingers crossed they get back to me!

(OMG I really want to work for PKC...they look like such a nice little company, at least compared to AEON or ECC which I also put applications to...)

26 March 2011


Okay, I've had no peep from PKC, and considering the strange behavior of their webpage, I'm submitting my app to them again. If they wonder why they got two apps, I'll just say the truth- "your webpage was acting strange- I wasn't sure it went through the first time."

Also submitting an application to AEON- last night I was comparing the two companies, AEON and Amity, and I actually like AEON's work flow a bit better....adults and kids compared to just kids. But overall, I'm not too keen on AEON/Amity for a strange reason (Their two day interview process plus their larger work schedule compared to other eikaiwas turns me off a bit), but, I'm submitting to the Portland interviews which don't happen until...June, so, I'll have something to fall back on if PKC or Interac don't offer anything to me.

(That, and Spokane to Portland is cheaper than, going to LA or Toronto, so....)


24 March 2011

Keep on poking those ads

So, I found one through a recruitment agency in Vancouver for ALT positions. Zapped them a resume.

*keeps on tossing darts*

23 March 2011

Day 2

Started that Interac application.....omfg, there's alot to do on it. Need to gather my reference's contact information, apparently.

Submitted an application for ECC- went through and was confirmed. Let's see what happens with it.

Submitted an application for PKC- I took a bit long on it and never got any confirmation screen for it- will follow up on that if nothing happens.....?

I also was watching "Yan-San" videos in the labs last night. Reminds me of high school as those were videos we watched in Japanese class...yes...I studied Japanese for 4 years in high school, and have self studied ever since. Thus why I feel like I want to work in Japan- I have an interest in the culture, and I know a little of the language to where hopefully smacking myself into the country will help me learn more faster.