AEON offers teaching positions starting every month of the year and regularly holds interview sessions at our offices in Texas and Tokyo. All candidates will have an initial online interview with an AEON recruiter. Successful candidates who live in North America will have an in-person interview at either our Texas Recruiting Office or at one of our local interview sessions held throughout the United States. The interview process for candidates who live outside of North America currently will be conducted entirely online. The information below contains more details about the interview stages and position search and offer for successful candidates.
Through the recruiting locations page, candidates choose the most convenient recruiting location and submit their resume and essay. Applications are screened and successful candidates are offered an interview over Skype.
The Skype interview is a brief, professional interview where candidates will have the opportunity to introduce themselves and discuss the responsibilities of an AEON teacher. The Skype Interview typically lasts between 15 to 20 minutes. Successful candidates will be invited to an Online General Meeting and Personal Interview.
Online General Meeting and Group Interview, and Online Personal Interview
The Online General Meeting and Group Interview is held over a digital platform. Candidates will learn more about AEON and will work together to prepare a short teaching activity. Candidates will also have the opportunity to ask questions. The Online General Meeting lasts between 2.5 to 3 hours.
Online Personal Interviews will be held later the same day for all candidates in attendance. During the Online Personal Interview, candidates will do a teaching demonstration using AEON materials. Candidates will be asked employment-related questions by the recruiters. An Online Personal Interview lasts between 30 to 45 minutes. At the conclusion of the interview, the candidate will take an online English test and questionnaire.
In-Person Personal Interview
Candidates who pass the Online Personal Interview will be offered to attend an In-Person Personal Interview at a later date. Presently, these in-person interviews are only being offered in the United States. All current COVID-19 safety and precautionary measures will be in place during the interviews. Specific information and instructions will be sent by email for those who are invited.
This interview will consist of more teaching demonstrations, for both kids and adults lessons, and additional questions by the recruiter. It will last between 1 and 1.5 hours.
Candidates are responsible for any expenses incurred in traveling to the In-Person Personal Interview. Candidates must attend all stages of the interview process in order to be considered for a position with AEON. For those who live in countries outside of the areas where AEON has recruiting locations or areas where travel is currently restricted due to COVID-19 precautionary measures, it may be possible to complete the interview process online.
After a candidate has successfully completed the Personal Interview, AEON will begin the position search. When placing successful candidates, we take into consideration what unique set of strengths they can bring to the school, as well as the needs of the school and students. We also want our candidates to feel comfortable with their placement in Japan. During the interview process, candidates will be asked their preferences regarding school location, number of children’s classes they would like to teach, and the timing of their departure. AEON will try to accommodate these requests to the best of our ability. However, we are not always able to fulfill the requests since we can only offer positions that are open.
When a position offer is made, we will inform the candidate of the exact contract dates, location of the school, and types of lessons currently being taught at the school. Additionally, the candidate will have the opportunity to read AEON’s Contract and Policy Manual thoroughly before signing.