As I wait for responses from potential employers, I am starting to worry that recruiters might think I was doing nothing before I came to Japan. I am starting to worry that my resume now looks weak whereas I was trying to make it 100% relevant as a person interested specifically in teaching roles. Without the "irrelevant" work on it, my resume is 1.5 pages long. If I put it back on, and with a bit of editing and formatting, the CV will be exactly 2 pages long. So I did not think length of resume was an issue...
What do you guys think? If I don't get replies by the end of this week it will have been a week of silence... then I'll look for more positions to apply to with my year of data entry admin/market research work experience back on the resume. Then again, is ONE WEEK actually not that long a wait? And could it be that companies like Aeon and ECC just won't bother to reply because I am on an Instructor visa instead of Specialist in Humanities?
Background story: My dispatch company lost the contract with that BoE and there were no other positions within reasonable commuting distance from where I live. Unfortunately, this information came out too late for me to get another ALT job so I updated my resume and customised applications to various conversation schools. When updating my resume I decided to remove work I had done before coming to Japan, which was not teaching related at all, and just expand on what I have done over the past one year IN Japan (various teaching roles including a stint at an eikaiwa (Working Holiday visa) before I became an ALT doing dirty business English deeds on the side).
Thank you for any advice. I know I cannot change what I have already done. I would just like another person's idea of how badly I've hurt my chances of finding work in less than 1 month. Being unemployed is hella boring once the novelty of spending two weeks in your pyjamas wears off. Oh yeah, and there is the issue of food and rent!!