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Tes international jobs fair November

Discussion in 'Teaching abroad' started by w1185299, Sep 16, 2019.

  1. w1185299

    w1185299 New commenter

    Just wanted to know if people think it is worthwhile? I will be flying in from Ireland, so it will be expensive. Has anyone managed to secure a position through similar fairs or found them insightful?
  2. adrixargentina

    adrixargentina Occasional commenter

    Where and when is it?
  3. w1185299

    w1185299 New commenter

    November, Manchester
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  4. Jason_Bourne_

    Jason_Bourne_ Established commenter

    Never heard of this particular fair being discussed on the international circuit before
  5. makhnovite

    makhnovite Established commenter

    If Its your first fair it will be an education if nothing else. As it is fairly early in the recruitment cycle there may not be much up for grabs. If its expensive I wouldn't bother but wait for the later bigger ones. If you do decide to go check the list of schools who say they are going carefully and maybe write to the ones you like the look of and tell them you are going to be there.

    NB: don't forget its a bit of a lottery and a rollercoaster ride!!!
  6. adrixargentina

    adrixargentina Occasional commenter

    I'd probably only go if I signed up and then a school wanted to see me because they have a vacancy. Surely it's a waste of time otherwise?
  7. rideemcowboy

    rideemcowboy Occasional commenter

    I would recommend attending. Schools will have vacancies by then or at least about to confirm. I know my school will attend. It will not be as high pressure as the January Fairs when desparation takes hold. Great way to get in early.
  8. gyselsolerswim

    gyselsolerswim New commenter

    Hi. When do you think would be a good time to start applying? Thanks

    SUPER.SUPPLY Occasional commenter

    I recommend attending. I went to London this year and openly admitted to everyone that I was merely browsing. I still gave my details to certain schools and it was interesting listening to different headteachers 'PITCH' their school. Some were clearly more animated than others. If you are seriously intending to pursue the international line then go for it. TES have your C.V and many will go with an interview already lined up.
  10. TheComputingTeacher

    TheComputingTeacher New commenter

    The fairs are quite good but if your flying in your chances of finding a job would be better in the new year. Way more jobs then.
  11. snitzelvonkrumm

    snitzelvonkrumm Occasional commenter

  12. w1185299

    w1185299 New commenter

    We found the fair to be worthwhile and informative Location was excellent, organisation was was good and staff helpful. Around 25 schools in attendance and it was busy but not chaotic. Venue separated into 3 sections; stalls, interview rooms, presentation hall.

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