Hey all - I'm sure this is the millionth post of this kind, but... I need your help!
I'm a 26-year old ALT on the JET Programme, and my job is coming to an end.
I'd like to get another job in Japan if possible. I'm sick to death of the English monkey thing though, and understand that there isn't much possibility for advancement in this field in any case.
I have around N1 level Japanese - I can pass the practice tests with a comfortable margin, and will be sitting the exam in July. I also studied abroad at Waseda Uni during my junior year abroad in college.
Unfortunately, as I majored in Japanese studies (with an English minor, whoopee) I don't have many other marketable skills.
I've been sending out resumes for the last few months on Gaijinpot, but haven't had much luck (plenty of mails from Eikaiwas though!). I'd like to find an entry-level job in which I could hopefully use my Japanese, and if possible learn another skill so that I will not be totally unemployable in my thirties. At the moment I am thinking of proofing/editing, translating, etc. but am open to other ideas.
Any other suggestions regarding places to look, ways to search, etc would be greatly appreciated. I'm not really particular about where I work in Japan.
PS: I will be in Tokyo for a few weeks before I have to go home, and can search there as well - I know I would have more success hunting in the Kanto area.