When and How to Apply

Applying for a teaching opportunity is quick and easy. You can do so online today.

When you are ready to complete your application, click the “Apply Now” link in orange at the top right corner of any page on this website. This will direct you to our online application system.

How to Make an Application

The first step is to complete the registration form with personal details. Make sure you complete each field correctly. Once complete, click on “save and submit.” Your initial details are now registered in our system. A new page will automatically reload with more fields to complete. At the same time, you will receive an email from us that contains your username and password. This email is important for future reference.

Although we recommend that you complete the entire application form at once, you can choose to save the information entered so far and return later to complete the rest. This is ideal if you do not have all of your education or previous employment details on hand.

When to Apply

Interac accepts applications from within Japan all year round. However, we have a significant number of openings throughout Japan during two seasons: spring and fall. These seasons coincide with the Japanese school year, which begins in April.

Click here to find details of our current openings.

Online Application Submission and Resume Screening

In simple terms, the recruitment process begins when you submit your online application. Once received, it is routed to the recruiter who takes care of your area or to Interac’s Head Office in Tokyo. Our recruiters will then review it. If you are successful, a recruiter will contact you, likely by email, regarding the next step. During certain times of the year, due to the volume of applications, it may take us some weeks to completely assess your application. If you do not pass this stage, you will be notified by email. Your patience and cooperation would be appreciated.

Phone Interview

If you pass the resume screening, the next step is a short phone interview. In some cases, a recruiter may email you to determine the best time to talk. In other cases, the recruiter may call you directly. If you are unable to speak at that time, please do not panic. Please respond to any voicemail or follow-up emails promptly. If, after a number of attempts, we have difficulty contacting you or our messages are not responded to, we will abandon your application. If you do not pass the phone interview, you will be notified by email.

Seminar or Online Interview

If you pass the phone interview, we may invite you to participate in a seminar and/or interview. This usually involves visiting an Interac office, where we will have a small presentation followed by a grammar test, one-to-one interview, and a recorded demonstration lesson. All details on the seminar and/or interview, including what you need to prepare, will be sent to you in advance.

If you live outside of the areas where Interac has an office, we may be able to complete all of the recruiting process online. In this case it is likely that you will be invited to interview by Skype.

Document Package

If you are invited to a seminar and/or interview, a package containing all of your documents will need to be prepared by you an submitted to your recruiter. Prior to the seminar and/or interview, your recruiter will provide you with a list of documents you must submit. Failure to gather and submit your documents by the deadline will mean a delay in the processing of your application.

Offer of Employment

If you pass the interview stage and reference checks are complete, the Global Resource Management Division at the Tokyo Head Office or the relevant branch will assess your application, documentation, and recorded demonstration and decide whether to offer you employment. At this time they will likely be able to provide specific details and a timeline for employment. Depending on the time of year, there may be a large amount of time between the seminar and/or interview and the offer being given. Your patience and cooperation would be appreciated.

Initial Orientation and Training

If you are recruited from within Japan, the initial orientation and training is likely to be organized by and held in your branch.