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Applying for jobs abroad

Discussion in 'Teaching abroad' started by nvchevannes, Aug 29, 2018.

  1. nvchevannes

    nvchevannes New commenter

    Hello TES Community,

    I am a Design Technology teacher looking to make a move abroad to teach. I have spent 4 years at my current school (this will be my 5th): one a teaching assistant and one as a lead teaching assistant before starting my teacher training. I also have a year experience as a deputy head of year 7 and begin this year as a the deputy head of year 9.

    Do you have advice as to how best to go about seeking and applying for jobs abroad? I am open to go anywhere.

    You help and guidance will be much appreciated.

    Thank you in advance.
  2. FollyFairy

    FollyFairy Occasional commenter

    Best advice - join an agency that specialises and/or sign up for job fairs. A lot of international schools will hire on the day at a fair so do your homework before you go and know the schools you want to target. Good luck.
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  3. rolikeze

    rolikeze New commenter

    Can you kindly the give names of reputable agencies that specializes in hiring teachers?
  4. usernameIcanremember

    usernameIcanremember New commenter

    Sign up with Search Associates and Schrole. If you go to the London Fair in January you've got a good shot of getting a job. But get on it pronto - you need to signed up in the next few weeks. It can be a little time consuming so get on it asap.
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  5. rolikeze

    rolikeze New commenter

    Thank you.
  6. rolikeze

    rolikeze New commenter

    What should an applicant carry along to the London fair?
  7. the hippo

    the hippo Lead commenter Community helper

    Some people have suggested that it might be a good idea to send one of those TES Conversation things to a smelly old hippopotamus that is rumoured to wander around this forum.
  8. rolikeze

    rolikeze New commenter

    The question is an honest one which deserve honest answer, not insult!
  9. ejclibrarian

    ejclibrarian Established commenter Community helper

    Who insulted you?
  10. blue451

    blue451 Lead commenter

    Don't feel insulted, for reasons best known to himself, the poster known as 'the hippo' alays responds that way., then replies by PM rather than on the open forum.
    576 likes this.
  11. rolikeze

    rolikeze New commenter

    Thank you for the clarification. Am new on this platform. Am learning though. To 'the hippo' I apologize...
  12. T0nyGT

    T0nyGT Lead commenter

    He is a mysterious creature indeed, but a helpful one
  13. rolikeze

    rolikeze New commenter

    Yeah, I know now... Still asking for answer(s) to my question. Thank you
  14. Dramakween

    Dramakween Occasional commenter

    The wise old hippopotamus is very helpful.
  15. travellingteacher21

    travellingteacher21 New commenter

    I personally have found having a bank of schools that you're interested in and applying with them directly seems to be a smoother process than going through an agency.
  16. rolikeze

    rolikeze New commenter

    I await the hippo's help
  17. the hippo

    the hippo Lead commenter Community helper

    Hello. I have sent you one of those TES Conversation things, rolikeze. I did not mean to insult anyone.

    In an nutshell, Search Associates are probably your best bet for agencies, although one or two people have also recommended something called TIC.
  18. rolikeze

    rolikeze New commenter

  19. tigi

    tigi Occasional commenter

    Your best very is to look for job adverts and apply for them. Maybe try to be a bit less rude/demanding. People in this forum offer their advice and considerable experience for free, for no other reason than to help . Your question is actually quite vague, you don't give any specifics about what your wants and needs are. So the most help you can get is being directed to job adverts and recruitment agents.
  20. the hippo

    the hippo Lead commenter Community helper

    Well, yes, tigi. I would recommend the TES job advertisements as a good place to start, but it is sometimes the case that agencies will have jobs that do not appear in the TES.

    And yes, I did send rolikeze a long e-mail, in case you were wondering.

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