WHEN DOES THE NEXT ISSUE COME OUT?
- O-Hayo Sensei is published on the 1st and 16th of the month.
- O-Hayo Sensei lives in San Francisco, California, so remember the International Date Line.
- Use this link: current edition.
- If you are picking up a copy on the 2nd or 17th ("remember the International Date Line"), try hitting the "refresh" or "reload" button on your browser.
- If you are picking up a copy by e-mail, remember that O-Hayo Sensei is a large file (sometimes 150K), is always sent as a plain text file, is sent in the body of an message (never as an attachment), and is readable by any program (that reads text).
- Absolutely not. O-Hayo Sensei is not a mailing list. Our "virtual newsrack" is just that -- the electronic equivalent of those ugly boxes you pass every day on the street. You can read O-Hayo Sensei without looking over your "electronic" shoulder (or receiving a single piece of spam from us).
- There isn't any, except that the web version arrives on your desktop immediately, and the e-mail version gets mailed in a few hours.
- O-Hayo Sensei is a publication, not a listserve program.
- Yes, we do get LOTS of spam. Please help us read and respond to your messages:
1) create a simple, descriptive subject line (like "get issue," "free classified ad" or "position listing");
2) don't ever use something like "hello," "hi" or "hi there" as a subject -- that's how viruses usually spread themselves;
3) don't put images, code or links in your signature;
4) use anti-virus software;
5) use anti-virus software;
6) use anti-virus software.
- O-Hayo Sensei does not post resumes. You are welcome to submit a free "Employment Wanted" - type classified ad, though. Check this page for info.
- Read a few issues of O-Hayo Sensei -- seriously. We created both O-Hayo Sensei's signature reporting format, and our Position Listing Form, to gather/report as much vital information as possible. It's pretty easy to see exactly how much a MA will buy you, what different types of schools are paying, what kinds of benefits are out there, and what your duties will be. And O-Hayo Sensei is free, so what do you have to lose?
- That's because in any given two-week period there can be 100 conversation school jobs, and only a handful of university jobs. We don't claim to report every job offered anywhere in Japan -- just more than anyone else :)
- It is illegal in Japan to advertise jobs that specify a gender. O-Hayo Sensei regularly rejects requests to report "female" positions. If a school is advertising for "female" applicants, it is already breaking the law. Think about it.
- We do not give out our database. Selling lists of schools used to be quite a scam, and O-Hayo Sensei is happy to take some credit for putting a nail in that coffin. Sending out a bunch of resumes to schools that aren't actually hiring is a big waste of time and money. And it makes lots of schools angry to get a bunch of unsolicited resumes. Any school that chooses to have O-Hayo Sensei report an open position is expecting to get, read, and respond to inquiries. Make life easier for everybody -- don't get a list of schools and start sending out a bunch of resumes.
- There's a special section on O-Hayo Sensei's Position Listing Form for employers to indicate if they want people to apply from outside Japan, and there are always schools that choose "Applicant NOT REQUIRED to reside in Japan." Of course, more check off the "APPLICANT MUST CURRENTLY RESIDE IN JAPAN" box. It's definitely harder to get hired from outside Japan, but not impossible.
- No. We don't offer back issues for a very simple reason -- if a job isn't listed in the current O-Hayo Sensei, it isn't available anymore.
- The schools send them to us.
- O-Hayo Sensei has a special listing format that we developed around 1991.
- Nothing. There's no charge to have your institution's position reported in O-Hayo Sensei if you fill out our Position Listing Form.
- If you really don't want to fill out the Form (remember - it's free) you can purchase a two-issue, 800-character listing for US$20.
- Pretty much what you'd expect. A text-only ad is just like you'd see in a print newspaper. Non-commercial classified ads (like "employment wanted") and ads by teachers offering private lessons are free.
- Use a spellchecker. Use a professional-sounding e-mail address. Be honest. And of course, check your mail and reply promptly to any school inquiry.
- Sorry, we have to pay the bills somehow. Still, O-Hayo Sensei's rates are extremely reasonable. Check this page for information and rates, or contact us for a rate sheet.
- O-Hayo Sensei does not "harvest" (and then sell) information about schools or individuals to advertisers (and others) -- and that includes e-mail addresses. Period. We also do not allow "pop up" advertising on our pages, or run banners that plant spyware on your hard drive. And of course PayPal processes all of O-Hayo Sensei's online payments on their own, secure website.