Choosing the right EIKAIWA for you.
in other words, finding a teaching job in Japan.
So you have decided to move to Japan to teach English !!
It is definitely nice to have a job arranged before you arrive. There are a few giant chain schools such as ECC or AEON that have recruiting offices overseas. But many of you will be coming to Japan and then searching for work. Although there are many teaching English job postings you will find from various sources, finding the right one for you may take longer than you hope.
Make sure to have enough money to support yourself while looking for a job - it is very important for your sanity and physical health!
English teaching jobs in EIKAIWA are most commonly found through newspaper and Internet advertisements. The Monday edition of the Japan Times is a well-known newspaper resource. Internet resources including this site are common places to find up-to-date job postings.
Most teaching vacancies in Japan are in major cities such as Tokyo, Osaka, and Nagoya.
If you do not want to work in a big city, there are also opportunities to work in smaller cities and towns, although the choices are limited.
＜Full-time and part-time are the most common positions＞
It is safe to say that a full-time position gives you more stability. You get paid pretty much the same amount every month, with fringe benefits such as paid holidays, social insurance and sometimes accommodation or visa support.
But some prefer to stay as a part-time teacher because it gives them more time for other activities and puts less responsibility on their shoulders compared to full-time positions.
In the end, the choice is up to you: pick the working style that best suits your interests and plans.