How can I make this English-teaching-in-Japan thing happen (again)?
November 13, 2012 11:53 AM Subscribe
How can I find a teaching job in Japan, with a Masters degree in TESOL and 17 years of teaching experience? I guess this isn't your usual "I want to teach in Japan" question, since I'm qualified enough to compete in the tough market, but how do I go about it?
posted by smilingtiger to Work & Money (11 answers total) 3 users marked this as a favorite
I'm gainfully employed but am having a major episode of wanderlust and would love to go back to Japan. (I lived and taught there years ago.) I'm also lucky enough to work at a place that will give me a leave of absence to satisfy this urge.
I'm not currently living there, which apparently leaves me at a disadvantage. It seems from looking around that it's tough to get a job without a work visa, and tough to get a work visa without a job. Do I get a comparatively low-paying job with a company that recruits here and then start looking once I get there? How should I go about approaching this job hunt?