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Skype is the most common way to interview for an international teaching position. It may sound like a relief to be able to interview from the comforts of your own home, but there are a few things you should remember: 1. Dress up. Like with any interview you may have, your interviewer will expect you to look professional. We suggest something conservative and simple. Busy patterns can come across as distracting when you are on a small computer screen. Also, make sure your don't just dress from the waist up. You never know if you might have to stand up ...


There are things that you can do ahead of time to prepare for the application process:  Update your CV (resume)  Create a cover letter (that you may adapt for various employers)  Request official copies of your transcripts, degree(s) and teaching certificate(s)  Request a letter of reference from your current referees. (A person who writes a reference for you will commonly be referred to as a "referee" in the international community.)  Request a "proof of work" letter from your current employers. This is a letter that includes your dates of employment, job title and ...


Are there opportunities for first year teachers in international schools? Yes! International schools are looking for high-quality teachers with enthusiastic teaching strategies! It is doesn't matter if you are a first year teacher or an experienced teacher. International schools are looking for you! Is it possible to teach and travel with my partner/spouse/friend? Be clear at the interview if you have a partner or friend with whom you want to travel. Schools may often be more interested in teaching couples/partners because they are perceived to be a longer-term employment prospect and it can be cost effective for ...


If you could teach anywhere in the world, where would you go ... somewhere you know well or somewhere you've never been before? International schools are seeing an influx of students who want to attend university in America. Because of this, American teachers are in high demand in international schools all over the world. Why should YOU choose a pathway of international teaching? * Teaching in an international environment allows a teacher to build their professional profile and see the world! * Many teachers choose an international pathway to enrich their career prospects and return to their home country with valuable teaching and ...


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