1. CONSULTATION CALL
First of all we want to get to know you and what type of working holiday experience is going to be best for you! We will then ensure you meet the basic requirements of the Japanese Working Holiday Visa & that you are a good fit for our Japanese ski resort and hotel partners. Basically we want to make sure it’s a solid fit for you and for the resorts / hotels. We don’t make the final employment decision…the resorts / hotels do…we just make sure we prepare you as best as we can so employers have no other choice but to hire you!! We’re not backward in coming forward…so if this programme isn’t right for you…we’ll let you know, so we don’t waste your time, the resort/hotel’s time, our time and most importantly…your money!!!
2. DEPOSIT PAYMENT
Once you are keen to get things rolling and we are happy you fit the requirements an invoice will be sent to you of $399 by your Student Flights Travel Agent or TWHC directly.
3. JAPOW ONLINE APPLICATION FORMS
Once your deposit payment has been received we will then send you an online application form and our T&C’s. Our T&C’s are there for you to READ not just tick off…so make sure you read everything prior to jumping in with two feet!!! The online application form is an opportunity for applicants to let us know what resort & roles you’re interested in & when they can start and plan to finish!!
4. SKYPE PRE-SCREEN PHONE CALL
On completion of the application form, your documentation will be forwarded to our recruitment manager Jake who will then use this form to set up and conduct a pre-screen interview phone call. This is usually a 15-30 minute phone call where he will discuss the employment opportunities and job roles and help you to decide where you would like to apply and what would be the best fit for you. The pre-screen is an interactive session & once complete, the applicant’s brain will be at critical mass with the massive amount of information given. Have a pen at the ready to jot down any relevant tips for later recall!! This is a great chance to ask any questions you have about employers or locations and pick our recruitment Managers brain.
5. INTERVIEW PLACEMENT
Post pre-screen, a resort & job preference will have been determined for the applicant given the amount of relevant experience, start and finish date availability and interview performance. Applicants will be advised by the recruitment manager if they are a fit or non-fit for specific resorts or hotels to ensure expectations are managed.
6. RESORT SPECIFIC APPLICATION
A resort specific application form will then be sent to the applicant. This form, once completed, will eventually be sent to the resorts for their consideration prior the resort online inteview. The resort specific application form allows the applicant to upload their personal information and make statements on why they should be hired. This form requires applicants to upload their resume, letters of reference and a passport sized smiling photo plus other written information about themselves and their experiences.
7. JAPANESE ONLINE LESSONS
We include the 8 Session Online Japanese Language course as part of the programme which we get you started with right away so you can get to work on building your Japanese skills prior to your resort interview.
8. VISA PROCESS
Our visa specialists will also get you started with your visa process once you are on board as resorts really love it if your visa is already approved before your interview!
9. FULL PAYMENT
30 days after making deposit payment your $800 programme fee will be due. Don’t stress we do have payment plans available if you need a little help – Just Ask!
10. RESORT / HOTEL INTERVIEW
A one-on-one online Skype interview will then be arranged with the hotel/resort or employer you are applying for. This date is usually set up months in advance allowing applicants to research and practice their interviewing and Japanese skills. Once applicants have had their interviews with The Japanese resort or hotel reps, applicants will not be advised if they have been successful until all applicants for that particular resort or hotel have been interviewed and considered. This can be at last 3-4 weeks. We are proud of our 96% Success rate with our interviewees.
11. JOB CONTRACT
For those who have been offered roles, job offers will be sent out confirming you have passed your interview and you have been offered a job contract for season!!
12. JOB ROLE & START DATE
Japanese Ski Resorts generally wait until October before they determine exact job roles and start dates. The moment we have these details we will help you to book in your flights, insurance and arrival into Japan.
13. UNSUCESSFUL APPLICANTS
For those who failed their interview, secondary interviews will be set up and the recruitment manager will be in touch to advise specifics of the next interview date and time. Secondary interview opportunities are based on resort availability and applicant suitability. No refunds will be considered until ALL avenues of employment are exhausted. At this point, if there are no remaining locations for potential employment, then a program refund will then be issued. Our role is to locate employment in Japan for all applicants and we do not stop until we have tracked all opportunities down!!!