Hi, I searched for some threads on ECC, and didn't find anything specifically about the application.
I have some general questions about their application, if I can get some input. I've been rejected after the JET interview twice, so I'm not a total newbie with the applications, if that helps.
Here's the link to the app if anyone wants to see: https://recruiting.ecc.co.jp/online/canada/index.php
I emailed their Toronto office about this, too, but does anyone know how long they want answers for stuff like, "Please tell us about your character/personality and your interests/hobbies?" I've got my JET SOP to repurpose here, but I don't want to inundate the poor sap who has to review the applications that day. Update: Received a reply. Applicants can write however much they want.
How long do you see yourself working at ECC?
Realistically, two years. Unless it sucks, or until I find a better option. But what's the smart answer here?
Why would you like to go to Japan?
Likewise, I have a decent answer for this pertaining to Japanese family+friends, general long-standing interests in Japan, and previous travel experience in Japan. Any pitfalls to avoid here that'd be different from the JET app?
Would you like ECC to arrange accommodation for you in Japan?
I'm thinking yes. Any reason I wouldn't? Even if my Japanese friends can help me find housing, no guarantee I'll get a position near them.
Last thing. My placement preference is in the Kanto area, since that's where I've been and where all my friends are. But from some other forums, I've read about recent severe delays and hiring freezes for Kanto applicants? I'm thinking I'll also check the box for Kansai, but fill out the optional field to show a strong preference/reasoning for Kanto? I don't mind waiting 4 months to get into Kanto. After 4 months, anywhere is better than nowhere.
Thanks in advance for any help.