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Interview expenses

Discussion in 'Teaching abroad' started by mrAK, Jan 16, 2012.

  1. I have just started looking for Secondary vacancies overseas. I have a few skype interviews over the coming weeks and 2 interviews in London for jobs in the far east. However, only one of the schools will pay my expenses. This will be fairly expensive as I have to travel from Scotland. Does anyone with more experience know if this is unusual? I have also been invited last minute to a job fair in just under 2 weeks so I am worried that this could become a very expensive operation. I have no IB experience and I have heard that the job fairs in January focus on this. Would experienced overseas teachers stick to applying directly to schools and wait until Easter before bothering with a job fair? Any advice for this newbie would be much appreciated.
     
  2. Some school will pay and some won't. Ask the school before your fork out if they'll cover expenses.

    I have been to many interviews in London and paid my own expenses while the interviewers stay in 5 star hotels for a few nights!

    It's not fair but that's how it is.

    H
     
  3. My last interview was in Dubai....Ahh bless them they didn't like skype interviews (dripping sarcasm there) cost me 600 quid for a flight, then you have accommodation for 2 nights, taxi fares and food. Ohh and no expenses.
     
  4. Thanks for your feedback folks. I have been really lucky as I now have 2 interviews on the same day, and my expenses will be covered by one of the schools. this means I have London interviews with 3 great looking schools in SE Asia in addition to a couple of Skype interviews. Fingers crossed I get one.
     
  5. the hippo

    the hippo Lead commenter Community helper

    I think that the appropriate adjective might be "smug", mrAK.
     
  6. Syria1

    Syria1 New commenter

    Just a word of advice if I may; we shortlist on average 5 candidates for every position and I suspect most other reputable schools do the same - but an interview is really good news and shows you have got it right. Good luck!
     

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