Ahhhhhhhh! It’s April!

Soooooo. It’s now April and I am getting more nervous by the day. Should hear back about my application sometime between now and the end of next week. A whole ten days of anxiety and possibly more. Trying to get keep the dream alive, no one I know has heard, no news is good new right? right?

The waiting definitely is the worst. I’m keeping busy and trying to keep Jet off of my mind by getting extra shifts at my current job and making backup plans just in case I need them.

Realistically, I don’t think this is the year for me, looking at the re-contracting numbers from last year and the total number of ALTs for New Zealand was around 250, the 1st year ALTs made up around 90 of those. Doing some number crunching 2 people per half an hour, open hours of 8.30-5 of the embassy and minus breaks for staff leaves then potential for around 30 people per day. Then 3 days of interiviews, 90 people. THEN three separate locations for interviews with about the same number of interviewees is around 300 people trying for est. 90 spots. One in three chance. 

The waiting is driving me crazy. I’m doing ridiculous maths, trying to rationalize my chances… 

The waiting definitely is the hardest part

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2 thoughts on “Ahhhhhhhh! It’s April!

  1. Hey! Just wanted to say that you shouldn’t look at the numbers from last year. The LDP’s looking to double the number of JETs in the next 3 years or so. At my interview, I asked someone at the embassy about it and it looks like they really are implementing it. We had a total of 50 ALTs last year in my country but this year they are going to pick 100 people!

    • Wow that’s a solid increase in numbers. I do tend to over think a lot when I’m waiting to find out something. It’s a bad habit. Might see you around Japan sometime!

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