Post-JET support and resources
Navigating life after JET can be challenging. There are online resources to help with the transition.
The JET alumni community is always happy to help. You can start with your Country Representative.
The official JET Programme website is also full of great resources for career development and support, such as the After JET conference. AJET also provides links to resources.
The JET network is a great place to hear about available jobs:
Gaijinpot provides a detailed page on Japanese resume writing.
AkitaJET provides tips on talking about your JET experience in your resume and interviews - see their document (PDF).
CLAIR runs career development programs, job fairs, placements and more - see the official JET Programme website.
Some CLAIR branches provide a JET Certificate of Participation. For example, see the New York office for more information.
AJET has a section on career development.
The After JET podcast features career-related stories from the alumni community, providing insights into different careers.
The US has a well-developed market for post-graduate studies (or graduate schools), with scholarships available. Note that this list is US-centric and may not be available for all JETs.
Chapters and alumni are also welcomed to create a post-graduate partnership in their area. The Post-JET Opportunities (PJO) Pursuit Packet details how to do this.