After JET Conference / JET Programme Career Fairs FAQ
Is attendance at the After JET Conference/Career Fair(s) mandatory?
No. Attendance at the After JET Conference and JET Programme Career Fairs is voluntary.
Is it necessary to register in advance for the After JET Conference/Career Fairs?
Yes. While we would like to welcome as many participants as possible to these events, we ask that all attendees register in advance using the online registration system, as there is a limited number of seats in the seminar and workshop venues. A link to the registration system will be sent to all JET participants by CLAIR. If you do not receive the link to the form by 8 December 2017, please enquire with afterjet(@)clair.or.jp.
Can I arrive late or leave before the event is over?
In general, participants are free to come and go as they please, but we ask that as many participants as possible come to the official registration time and visit the Information Desk when leaving to return their name-tag and survey.
Can I attend only the second day of the After JET Conference?
Yes. Please come to the Information Desk to receive your name tag and conference materials before the start of the first event.
Will transportation/lodging/meals be provided?
No. Attendance at these events is voluntary, and participants are responsible for arranging their own transportation, lodging, and meals.
Is the After JET Conference only for JET participants considering work in Japan?
No. JET participants will find useful career information and advice from JET alumni active in all parts of the world and a variety of career fields at the After JET Conference, so the information should be useful to you no matter where you decide to seek employment.
For more information, please refer to the tentative After JET Conference schedule.
Will I be able to apply for jobs outside of Japan (e.g. in my home country) at the JET Programme Career Fair?
In general, the companies and organisations attending the fairs are companies located within Japan looking to offer JET alumni employment and career building opportunities in Japan.
Will CLAIR provide information about how to obtain a visa after finishing my term of appointment?
CLAIR does not provide information about visa extensions and changes in status of residence at the After JET Conference and JET Programme Career Fairs. Before applying for an extension or change in status of residence, please refer to the General Information Handbook (Chapter 2) and enquire about the necessary procedures with your regional Immigration Bureau.
Will information about pension refunds, booking return flights, etc. be provided at the After JET Conference?
No. JET participants are encouraged to consult with their supervisor and refer to both the General Information Handbook (Chapter 7) and After JET Guide for more information about pension refunds and return airfare.
I cannot attend the After JET Conference/JET Programme Career Fair(s) because of budgetary constraints and/or work obligations. Is there any way I can receive information about the conference?
Participants who cannot attend the After JET Conference and the JET Programme Career Fair(s) will be able to find a selection of the presentations and handouts used at the After JET Conference online at the JET Programme website soon after the conference. Participants interested in applying for jobs at companies that attend the Career Fair(s) may also find the contact information of the companies’ human resources department supervisors on the Career Fair homepage. While companies would appreciate meeting you in person at the Career Fair, some may also accept enquiries via e-mail.
Will CLAIR consider hosting a career fair or after JET related event closer to my placement?
Starting in FY2017, CLAIR has been providing assistance to local governments who host career fairs in local regions. When a local career fair is scheduled to occur, CLAIR will provide information to JET participants.