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Discussion in 'Teaching overseas' started by MyLastDuchess, Dec 22, 2017.
What is the recruitment fair called that starts on the 15 Jan. 2018 in London?
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....
totally agree with this!..keep an open mind at the fair!
Let me know how you get on at the fair. I cut it too fine to go, so have definite FOMO!
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!
How was it?
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.
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.
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
Look on the school website/recruitment page to see what they want. Then do what they tell you to do.
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?
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.
Congratulations - that's brilliant!