Nov 9

Job: JETAA Chicago Career Workshop

Via the JETAA Chicago website. Posted by blogger and podcaster Jon Dao (Toyama-ken, 2009-12)Click here to join the JETwit Jobs Google Group and receive job listings even sooner by email.



JETAA Chicago Career Workshop and Networking Event – Saturday, 11/09/2013

On Saturday, November 9, 2013, JETAA Chicago will host its annual Career Workshop and Networking Event. The event will be held at the Japan Information Center (737 North Michigan Avenue, Suite 1000, Chicago, Illinois 60611). The event will start at 2:30 PM.

We’ve lined up a few great speakers to talk about a range of topics for job-seekers, mid-career professionals, and anyone looking to hone valuable skills including: resume and professional writing, networking and effectively utilizing LinkedIn.

First up is Charlotte Weeks, an executive career coach and resume writer who specializes in helping leaders find their passion and land at the top. As a featured author of “101 Great Ways to Enhance Your Career” and “I Want a Job in an Association – Now What?? A Guide to Getting a Job in a Professional Association, Membership Organization, or Society,” she regularly gives presentations and conducts career development training sessions.

The second session will feature experts R. David Rahn and Larry New with their presentation “LinkedIn, What’s That Noise?” Mr. Rahn and Mr. New will walk us through discovering, learning and understanding how to best utilize LinkedIn. They will share their strategies for using LinkedIn to leverage your professional network for professional development, job seeking, and networking.

A wine and cheese networking reception will immediately follow the presentations. The event is free of charge and all are welcome to attend. Put your networking skills to good practice by meeting other professionals and members of the community.

For more information, contact JETAA Chicago President Wesley Julian at president @

Hope to see you there!

Sep 11

Job: Group Guides for Kakehashi Project (DC, Nashville, Chicago, Denver)

Thanks to JET alum Ashley Greenidge who works for The Laurasian Institution for sharing this great JET-relevant listing! Posted by blogger and podcaster Jon Dao (Toyama-ken, 2009-12)Click here to join the JETwit Jobs Google Group and receive job listings even sooner by email.


Position: Group Guide
Location: (Chicago, Denver, Washington D.C. or Nashville)
Type: Temp

  • $2,250 for 10 days as group guide
  • Transportation to/from major cities (either Chicago & Denver or Washington D.C. & Nashville) during the trip
  • Transportation to/from the homestay location
  • Meals and lodging during trip


The Laurasian Institution of Seattle, WA is seeking guides for groups of 25 participants visiting the United States from Japan in October and November 2013. Groups will be comprised of 24 high school or university students and 1~2 adult chaperones. Groups will visit the United States for a period of 10 days, including sightseeing in major cities and a homestay in locations throughout the country.


  • Native English speakers with highly functional Japanese abilities (minimum JLPT Level 2/N2 or equivalent)
  • Background in education, youth exchange, and/or Japan-related work experience
  • All-day time commitment for 10 days, including being on-call at night
  • Experience with Japanese students and/or the Japanese school system
  • Familiarity with Japanese health insurance procedures
  • Residence in and knowledge of the geography, history and culture of at least one of the major cities (Chicago, Denver, Washington D.C. or Nashville)
  • Ability to handle emergencies and work under pressure
  • Strong communication skills, both oral and written
  • Demonstrated experience as a leader
  • Bachelor’s degree
  • Pass a criminal background check Read More

Jan 4

Job: Consulate General of Japan in Chicago, Technology and Information Coordinator

Via JETAA Chicago. Posted by Kay Monroe (Miyazaki-shi, 1995 -97). Click here to join the JETwit Jobs Google Group and receive job listings even sooner by email.

Position: Technology and Information Coordinator- Japan Information Center
Posted by: Consulate General of Japan at Chicago
Type: PT/FT Contract Position
New York, NY
Salary: N/A
Start Date: N/A

Under the direct supervision of the Chief of Japan Information Center
1) Edit and manage all content on the Consulate’s English website
2) Write, edit, and publish a monthly e-mail newsletter detailing Japan-related events in the Consulate’s 10-state jurisdiction
3) Coordinate the Consulate’s social media presence on Facebook and Twitter
4) Assist organizing cultural events and Japan-related presentations to local schools
5) Draft speeches/remarks for Consul General and other staff
6) General office responsibilities, including assisting for conferences/receptions and supporting other staff members as need arises Read More

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