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For JET Programme participants and alumni looking to make the next step in their career, CLAIR provides opportunities for networking with alumni, learning about the occupations and job fields in which alumni are active, meeting with organisations interested in hiring JET Programme participants, and exploring ways to utilize one’s experience on the Programme in one’s career.

Upon finishing the Programme, many participants decide to pursue careers outside of Japan. CLAIR hosts the annual After JET Conference (AJC), where JET alumni who have made successful careers in either their home country or another foreign country speak and offer advice as career consultants. We also invite alumni to share post-JET stories and their career experience in CLAIR’s many publications. Finally, CLAIR financially supports the activities of JET alumni associations across the globe, which often provide networking opportunities and career support to JET participants leaving Japan after their appointment ends.

In recent years, CLAIR has also increased support for JET Programme participants seeking employment in Japan through career fairs and an internship programme at Japanese companies. This is part of CLAIR’s mission as a Japanese government-affiliated organisation to support the government’s current economic policies, which give specific mention to the JET Programme as a tool to invite highly-skilled foreign nationals to live and work in Japan to further its economic growth.

CLAIR seeks to continue to receive input from JET programme participants as well as draw on the expertise of alumni and professionals to further expand its career support initiatives, with the ultimate goal of attracting even more excellent individuals to participate in the programme.

After JET Conference

A conference providing useful information and networking opportunities for current JET participants who are in the final year of their appointment and would like to consider their next career move (regardless if they plan to stay or leave Japan) with the help of professionals and JET alumni.
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JET Programme Career Fair

A job fair for current and former JET participants seeking employment in Japan. One career fair is held in the Greater Tokyo region each year in conjunction with the After JET Conference, with additional career fairs being held in other major cities in Japan.
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JET Internship Programme

A work experience at a Japanese company for current JET Programme participants with a high-level of Japanese language ability.
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After JET Guide

A publication for JET participants finishing their term of appointment on JET which contains useful information about preparing to leave the Programme, dealing with reverse culture shock, and pursuing either higher education or new career opportunities after JET.
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Alumni Career Corner

CLAIR features articles about former JET participants who have achieved career success in a variety of fields in its publication “CLAIR Forum” (Japanese only) and the After JET Guide.

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