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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 job responsibilities. This letter should be written by your current employer and written on school letterhead.
 Create "folders" on your computer so you can easily access important files and documents. Create folders for:
o Scanned copies of past evaluations
o Reference letters including referee contact information
o Digital copies of your passport, passport photos
o CV, including personal statement and cover letter(s)
o Copies of transcripts, teaching licenses, etc.

 Do your homework. Study different regions with an open mind and discover where you would like to work and live.

 Create a checklist of things that are important to you both personally and professionally.

Shanna Mack
Co-Founder and Director
Global Services in Education, Ltd.

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