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06-04-2019

 

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In general, there are NO LINKS to the jobs indicated below. They are real jobs with details sent by mail to subscribers.

If interested in the details, use the contact link above.

recent jobs    

06.04.2019

F/T Language School in Kushiro from Sept.

 

05.22.2019

F/T Language School in Obihiro from June

 

05.17.2019

P/T TOEFL/IELTS Teacher for H.S. and University Students

 

05.13.2019

F/T Children's Teacher at EFL Club in Nango Dori Branch from May/June

 

05.13.2019

Temporary Fill in at Medical/Dental College from July to September on Friday afternoons

 

05.09.2019

Temporary Translator/Internpreter and Helper on Luxury Yacht F/T for June and July from Fukuoka to Yokohama with New Zealand Crew

 

05.06.2019

P/T Teaching Kids 19 hours per week in Sapporo

 

04.25.2019

F/T Wedding Celebrant from June in Sapporo

04.22.2019

Business Classes from May in Sapporo

 

04.18.2019

Medical Conference Announcer from June 27-30 in Sapporo

04.14.2019

F/T University in Tohoku April 2020

 

04.10.2019

P/T Language School in Maruyama on Saturday afternoons

04.05.2019

F/T Kindergarten Ainosato, Sapporo Sponsor Visa - ASAP

 

04.05.2019

F/T University in Kuhiro, Hokkaido from October 2019

 

 

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The Job Service covers a one year period for a fee of 5,000, or an equivalent amount in the currency of your choice. Contact the Hokkaido Insider to receive an invoice for payment.

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Many people interested in teaching English in Japan have difficulty locating schools with openings. It is a time consuming task to scour the Internet looking for job openings. Job hunters have no idea where the schools are located and what is really necessary to be able to work in Japan. Job seekers who are looking for employment opportunities only pay a 5,000 yen fee for one full year of job announcements and some personal advice/support.

In addition, effective June 25, 2018, Job Service subscribers can elect to be enrolled in the Subscription News Service (2,000 yen/year value) without having to pay any extra fee. This benefit is subject to change upon notice.

The Insider Job Service is intended to give you an edge in your search for employment, be it part-time or full-time, especially in Hokkaido. A number of schools and other businesses let me know when a position becomes available. In addition, I search for and pass on openings that are posted elsewhere. My goal is to assist subscribers with timely job information so that they can get their foot in the door, as early as possible.

How do schools and other companies post job openings?

If a school/company has an opening they should simply contact the Hokkaido Insider by email and provide the details on the position along with the contact information. I am happy to work with you to prepare the announcement. Private schools and other companies that wish to have their positions announced via the Hokkaido Insider will be asked to pay an annual 5,000 yen registration/editing fee to cover all job announcements for a one year period. This system is used so as not to discourage submissions of work opportunities by employers and to recognize the effort involved on my part to work with companies to prepare the best ad and reach the people you are looking for. Business sponsor/supporters of the Hokkaido Insider News will be allowed to post job advertisements free of any additional charge.

What should you do, if you wish to subscribe to the Job Service?

The first thing to do is to contact me and give me details on your current situation and what kind of job you are hoping to find. In addition, I would appreciate receiving a copy of your resume/CV so as to get a feel for your background. I never send your resume/CV to anyone, but use it to reach those who qualify for special job opportunities. For, example a company wants someone who lives in a particular area. Finally, indicate how you would like to pay for the service. Payment option details appear on the Payments page.

When you sign up for the Hokkaido Insider Job Service, I would appreciate it if you could provide me with an emergency alternate email address, in addition to your primary address, to use for the announcements just in case I have trouble sending you these notices. Don't forget to check your spam folder if you do not hear from me or failed to receive announcements that you saw posted on this web page. You should consider making an email address solely for the Hokkaido Insider Job and News Service announcements. My preference is for Gmail accounts which seem to have the fewest problems.

What do subscribers receive?

If you decide to join, the first thing I will do, after confirming receipt of the fee, is email you my favorite links of useful information about working in Japan and several directories of schools in Hokkaido that are known to employ native speakers of English. It is up to you to research these schools or to check out the website links provided. Many of these are places that have advertised positions with me in the past. I will also email you any recent announcements that were posted. Some of these may have been filled, however it will give you an idea as to the types of jobs being disseminated and the detailed requirements for these positions.

Obviously all information you receive is considered to be private and intended solely for Job Service subscribers. Therefore, I ask that you only share this information with family members and do not pass it on to friends, just because you are not interested in a particular position. Doing that reduces the chance for other Job Service subscribers to obtain a position, and you wouldn't want them to tell their friends about a job that you want to get. It is common sense that you are paying for information that is limited to subscribers, so please observe this policy, or it will probably result in an increase in the Insider subscription fee. I really want to keep the fee low.

How about jobs outside Hokkaido?

For jobs located outside Hokkaido, I occasionally email full-time university, high school and select language school teaching position announcements, if I believe the position will truly be of interest to subscribers. There may even be an occasional job announcement for another country, because some subscribers already living in Hokkaido are interested in teaching in another part of the world.

How about non-teaching jobs?

Recently there have been other businesses looking for native speakers or bilingual staff. I do come across other employment opportunities that are not English teaching positions. These include teaching other languages, computer technology related positions, service industy, and even physical labor. I am willing to post any job that appears to be an opportunity to earn some honest money.


With respect to job announcements, I do not consider it to be discriminatory to inform teachers that certain jobs might have restrictions pertaining to nationality, gender or age. I would rather inform you of the facts, and let you decide whether or not to apply. Also, keep in mind that the Japanese school year begins in April and ends in March. However, there are a few schools that operate on the Western school year, and language schools do tend to hire at the beginning of a semester or whenever the need arises due to unexpected growth or teachers departing the area.