So you are interested in teaching overseas, but don’t know where to find credible education positions? There are a variety of different ways to search for job openings for teaching overseas. If you are looking to teach at an international school, you can search for job postings on the internet or in your local newspapers. You can also apply to attend an international job fair, or contact potential schools directly.
International teaching jobs are advertised on the internet and also in newspapers; some newspapers even have a special section devoted to international positions. Newspapers are great sources for information that are often overlooked nowadays because of online job boards. Many local newspapers have online job boards and classifieds as well as their print versions. Many recruiters prefer to advertise in them to search for certified teachers.
Many websites exist that specialize in international teaching; however, many of these websites will charge you to access their job lists. Normally you will pay a membership fee that will give you access to their databases for a year. It is up to you whether you want to go this route. If you choose not to, you can find most available jobs listed on the TES website: http://jobs.tes.co.uk/, or other related websites that offer TESOL or ESOL certification.
in high demand don’t have to rely on advertising to fill their vacancies. They rely mostly on professional networks, personal contacts, and direct applications to fill their spots. Many of the best schools will have an employment page directly on their websites where they will advertise their open positions. The best way to find these schools is by searching for international schools by region. The top international schools’ websites will likely come up in these internet searches and then you will be able to apply directly to each of them.
If you want to work in a particular region, narrow down your search to schools in that region and contact them directly. Be aware, though, that restricting yourself to only one or two countries will severely impact your chances of finding employment, especially if the country you’ve chosen is a country that is in high demand by teachers. It’s important to keep an open mind while searching for positions; you might be surprised at the opportunities that come up.
Some schools choose to hire only through job fairs since they pay the organization a fee to attend and also gain access to the organizers’ database of applicants. Therefore, having the added expense of advertising either on the internet or in newspapers can be unnecessary for these schools. If you live in one of the areas where there are international job fairs, it would definitely be worth the time to attend one. Attending a job fair will give you a rare opportunity to speak to school representative directly and gain a lot of helpful and important information regarding each school. If you choose to not attend a job fair, you may still be able to get a phone or video interview if you contact some of these schools directly.
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