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Resumes, Cover Letters, and Interview Tips

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Every year, Vince provides pro bono resume and interview support to graduates of the Japan Exchange and Teaching (JET) Program who will return to North America after serving as teachers and cross-cultural advisors to local Japanese municipalities and school systems.

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Resumes, Cover Letters, and Interview Tips

  1. 1. • Former Associate  Director,  Princeton  Review of Japan  Teacher  • Created hundreds of  resumes  • Coached and conducted  hundreds of interview  sessions   Counselor  Storyteller  http://VincePrep.com/ 
  2. 2. • A career educator, Vince graduated from Stanford University with a BA in history  in 1992 and has been recognized with such honors as the Distinguished Teaching  Award for the State of Louisiana and Non‐Profit Program of the Year for his  direction of Newman Summerbridge in New Orleans.  • While completing his MA in Educational Communication & Technology at NYU,  Vince also served as a Founding Technologist at Columbia University's Center for  New Media Teaching & Learning, where he taught professors how to effectively  leverage technology into their courses.  • Vince was originally brought to Tokyo in 2002 for a consulting project with Pacific  Century CyberWorks (PCCW).  • For five years, Vince was one of the most trusted and successful admissions  counselors at Japan's largest graduate and MBA admissions service, where he  jointly managed a million‐dollar counseling business.  • In 2007, he started his own business after deciding he wanted to work with only  the best students aiming for the top schools.  • He teaches graduate engineering students at The University of Tokyo how to  improve their public speaking and presentation skills.  •   He is currently supporting two fellow Stanford graduates who are starting a new  International School of Asia, Karuizawa (ISAK) http://isak.jp/isak/english/ 
  3. 3. adapted from: http://web.mit.edu/career/www/guide/resumepitfalls.html 
  4. 4. adapted from: http://web.mit.edu/career/www/guide/resumepitfalls.html 
  5. 5. adapted from: http://web.mit.edu/career/www/guide/resumepitfalls.html 
  6. 6. Present  2nd job  1st job 
  7. 7. Why are you  insanely great? 
  8. 8. Show me the money! 
  9. 9. • Technical skills  • Specialized  training  • IT skills (beyond  MS Office)  Certifications
  10. 10. •  Languages: proficient in  Japanese (Language  Proficiency Test Certification ‐  Level II in 2008); business‐level  Spanish (intermediate reading,  writing & advanced speaking  skills); conversational French;  beginning Mandarin   Languages
  11. 11. • Don’t just list  countries  • What place do you  know best?   • Goal – start a great  conversation  Travel
  12. 12. •  Volunteer organizer for  Grassroots International to  help 20 Japanese (27‐60 yrs old)  during US exchange program  •  Volunteer once per month to  make picture books for children  in Cambodia through Shanti  International  Community
  13. 13. • Show teamwork  & leadership  potential  • Endurance &  human interest  Sports
  14. 14. • Publications?  • Music?  • Visual?  Arts
  15. 15. http://bit.ly/Vids_4JETs 
  16. 16. http://delicious.com/admissions/interview 
  17. 17. What you chose  What you learned  College / Major  Skill 1  First job  Skill 2  Current job  Synthesis  http://delicious.com/admissions/WMTYR 
  18. 18. a  b 
  19. 19. a  b  c  http://delicious.com/admissions/interview 
  20. 20. Problem  Action  Results  http://delicious.com/admissions/par 
  21. 21. http://delicious.com/admissions/par  
  22. 22. http://delicious.com/admissions/par  
  23. 23. http://delicious.com/admissions/par  
  24. 24. http://delicious.com/admissions/Weakness 
  25. 25. http://delicious.com/admissions/Weakness 
  26. 26. adapted from: http://blog.emurse.com/2007/10/25/illegal‐interview‐questions 
  27. 27. http://mbainterviews.blogspot.com/search/label/Q%2BA 
  28. 28. http://mbainterviews.blogspot.com/2009/09/3questions.html 

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