The JET Programme in Japan - Statement of Purpose …
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The Statement of Purpose is the part of the application which likely plays a huge part in any success. Take your time crafting the best Personal Statement you can. Your SoP should elaborate on the strengths you've brought up in your application, and should refer to the traits JET is looking for. Provide brief anecdotes about experiences you've listed in the application. Show some personality, give the interviewers a reason to remember you. Also, have other people look over your SoP. This is a professional-calibre essay, not something for an intro English class.
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Now, for the SOP. This is the rumored essay that holds the most weight on the application. A two paged, double spaced, essay explaining your reasons why JET, why Japan, and how much you will rock Japan’s world on the program. Please, for the love of God, do not spend time talking about your study abroad and how much you missed Japan or about that one time you taught Tarou the English language. This is a job; they’re looking for people who are going to go into that classroom and teach some awesome English while understanding the core values of the JET Program.