Since I could not find any really recent information regarding the AEON interview process, I thought I would share my experience with it so far. First things first, I submitted my application back in July, and it took exactly two weeks to the day for them to contact me with an invitation to the interview. I had started freaking out because I hadn't heard anything from them, but I think I was just over analyzing the situation (which I tend to do).
In order to prepare for my interview, I had to create the standard 30-minute lesson plan for beginner level speakers, and then be prepared to present 5-minutes of said lesson to my "students" (i.e. other interviewees).
I scoured gaijinpot, Dave's ESL Cafe, and all the other usual places trying to find advice. I also asked a couple of my buddies that currently work for AEON for advice as well. Turns out my lesson plan ended up being completely different from what I originally intended it to be. Haha. My plan is a lesson called, "Let's Eat at McDonald's!"
In addition to my lesson plan, I asked my friend Rachel for guidance for attire. It was very, very frustrating to find most of the posts for interview tips geared towards men. Do women not apply for these positions or do they just not post online?? Anyway, Rachel advised a non-black suit (yay!). So I bought a brown-ish suit and will change my shirt for the two different days, as she did. I asked some of my Japanese girlfriends about a skirt- or pant-suit, and they said go with skirt all the way. So I bought my suit, and some black pumps, and plan on changing my hair the two different days. I plan to go easy on the make-up, maybe I'll post a picture with the results later (seeing as I am in the airport waiting for my flight, I chose to go w/ street clothes and no make-up until I get to the interview location).
So that is about all the preparation. I TYPED the application they sent me, printed two copies of everything, and got two recommendation letters from the two references I wrote down in the application. So, the informational meeting is supposed to start at 10, I land at 6:30 (gah! Two hour flight only to go back in time as if time didn't go by at all), so I will have plenty of time to kill.