October 23, 2008

Hot Jobs #7

How’s your job search going? Maybe today’s Hot Jobs post will make it a little easier. I’ve got three hot leads for you on jobs in points west — California, Hawaii and Japan.

Hopefully one of these might be your dream job, but if not, be sure to check out JobMonkey’s extensive — and free — database of job openings.

#1. Activities Director Job, JPI Partners, LLC, Los Angeles, CA
JPI is a national apartment management company looking for a full-time Activities Director to join their team at the Orsini luxury apartment homes in downtown LA. This person will be responsible for facilitating all resident activities, including on occasional nights and weekends. The ideal candidate will be a people person with great customer service, a professional image and a "cheerful demeanor". Previous experience in the hospitality industry is preferred. Salary and benefits are competitive.  For more information and to apply for the position, visit www.theorsini.com.

#2. Ramp Agent Jobs, Hawaiian Airlines, Lihue, HI
Hawaiian Airlines is looking for a ramp agent who will be responsible for loading, stowing and unloading cargo and baggage in accordance with flight loading plans.  The ramp agent will also handle cleaning of the aircraft baggage pits and operation of automotive equipment. The ideal candidate will be a high school graduate with a good driving record and the ability to lift up to 70 pounds. The candidate must also have good customer relations, fluent English and HAZMAT Material Training.  Apply directly with Hawaiian Airlines

#3. English Teacher in Japan, AEON Inter-Cultural Corporation, Japan
Last week we talked about ESL jobs in the United States, and I mentioned that there is also a growing market for teaching English abroad.  Here’s one such opportunity: Teaching conversational English in Japan. 

AEON Corporation is one of the leading English conversation schools in Japan, teaching adults and children at 270 branches throughout Japan. Candidates must be living in the US, Canada, Australia, the UK, New Zealand and Japan. Hiring is conducted through AEON’s recruiting offices (check the JobMonkey job ad for a detailed listing) and candidates must travel at their own expense for the job interview.  The two-day interview process includes a general information meeting, a group interview, and a private interview. Teachers may express their preference for location and population (children or adults), although AEON reserves the right to make all final placement decisions. Ideal candidates have a Bachelor’s degree in any major, a perfect command of the English language, and a genuine interest in teaching and people of Japan. Knowledge of Japanese is helpful, but not required.  Past teaching experience is not required.

Teachers receive a monthly salary of 255,000 yen (@ $2,600) with a one-time bonus upon completion of their one-year contract. Teachers also receive basic medical insurance and a single occupancy, fully furnished apartment, for which they pay a subsidized rent of 39,000 yen (@ $400) a month.  Teachers must pay for their own flight to Japan, although their return ticket is provided by AEON upon completion of the final contract. To apply, you must send a current resume and a one-page essay titled, "Why I want to live and work in Japan" to the regional office nearest you.  Here’s a list of the upcoming AEON interview schedule by region.

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