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Questions about SEARCH (London fair, etc.)

Discussion in 'Teaching overseas' started by MyLastDuchess, Dec 22, 2017.

  1. grdwdgrrrl

    grdwdgrrrl Occasional commenter

    What is the recruitment fair called that starts on the 15 Jan. 2018 in London?
  2. SineField

    SineField New commenter

    As with so many things in life it boils down to....

    "Is a bird in the hand worth two in the bush?"

    For someone really keen to bag their first international post this year, is a not ideal job offer in Jan worth more than the possibility of something better in March/Apr?

    Tricky for anyone I think....
  3. jmatindae

    jmatindae New commenter

    totally agree with this!..keep an open mind at the fair!
  4. ChaiLattePlease

    ChaiLattePlease New commenter

    Let me know how you get on at the fair. I cut it too fine to go, so have definite FOMO!
  5. ebonyslimmm

    ebonyslimmm New commenter

    Hi all, I have one or two questions about Search Associates, would it be possible to email one of you privately?

    I would be eternally grateful!
  6. ChaiLattePlease

    ChaiLattePlease New commenter

    How was it?
  7. cellerdore

    cellerdore Occasional commenter

    I have used search before and think that the best way to apply to jobs is to actually go to the schools website and apply there. Many of the schools will get 100s of applicants as all it takes is for you to click once. Once I started going to their websites once I saw a job was advertised, I found that many had their own application procedures. As I started completing these, I got offers for interviews straight away, in which they would then look at my search info.

    Good luck!
    rouxx and sabrinakat like this.
  8. rouxx

    rouxx Lead commenter

    Exactly as above - use Search as a database to find out where to apply and see if you are interested at all. Apply directly to the school, often it is just a CV and a cover letter, you have the CV ready and the cover letter is a matter of being very specific to the school - mention Search and the schools then have access to your references etc straight away. I was chased up by the schools pretty sharpish doing it that way around.
    dumbbells66 likes this.
  9. masty88

    masty88 New commenter

    What should be included in the cover letter? Is it like a personal statement? How many sides of an A4 paper should it be? Thanks
  10. rouxx

    rouxx Lead commenter

    Look on the school website/recruitment page to see what they want. Then do what they tell you to do.
  11. masty88

    masty88 New commenter

    Most schools that I have seen on TES jobs simply ask for a c.v. with a covering letter, that's why I ask. I'm assuming they want more than a c.v. with a simple letter?
  12. MyLastDuchess

    MyLastDuchess New commenter

    So, I had three offers at the fair, all to great European schools, and I left with a contract for my dream job/location.

    The fair was so much fun! Also, it was not the negative experience my friends and forums told me to expect.
    ejclibrarian and ChaiLattePlease like this.
  13. ChaiLattePlease

    ChaiLattePlease New commenter

    Congratulations - that's brilliant!

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