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 ...


Continued from the previous post, find tips below relating to how to succeed on the day of the fair. Re-Test your Technology -Make sure your computer and internet connection are functioning properly the day of the fair. Address any technology issues as needed. -Make sure to update any software programs that may be needed to run the virtual fair platform: Flash, Java, etc. -Make note of any contact information of those who can help you troubleshoot any tech issues that may arise during the fair. Someone from the virtual fair vendor, your career services office, or your college/university's IT ...


Virtual career fairs are increasing in popularity. Virtual recruiting events can be very appealing for both employers and jobseekers. For employers, connecting virtually reduces travel related costs, printing costs for displays, and eliminates the cost for branded giveaways. For jobseekers, travel related costs are also eliminated, professional dress may not be required, and resumes can be shared electronically. Technologically driven fairs can take a variety of formats. Some vendors allow for creation of a virtual space that looks similar to a traditional fair and employers and jobseekers can operate avatars that represent themselves. Some virtual models rely on video chat ...


The Career Corner blog received two questions related to job search woes from highly experienced teachers. Question: I am a mid-fifties professional with seventeen years of experience in special education and math who is currently unemployed. I was squeezed out of a district with a mandate to hire young, cheap, local talent. I know that math, science, and special education teachers are in high demand. What can I do to make myself more marketable in California, where budgets are tight and experience is a synonym for expensive? Question: I am an educator of 15 years with my masters in education. ...


Communication skills, flexibility/adaptability, and problem-solving skills are some examples of "soft" skills that make a big impact in the workplace. While soft skills are important, it can be difficult to find specific examples highlighting soft skills to share with employers. In characterizing soft skills to potential employers or networking contacts, draw from previous experiences to demonstrate abilities. Reflect on classroom experiences, work experiences, student involvement, and volunteering to uncover examples of positive experiences where some of these superior soft skills were applied. Consider how the skills mentioned above are critical to success in education. For example, communication skills are ...


RECENTLY, A READER ASKED THE FOLLOWING QUESTION: I love to teach. I have tutored and taught English as a Second Language to adults as a volunteer. I completed a 9-hour tutor training program, however, the community agency has not sent the certificate. Because of my age, I do not see myself attending a traditional 4-year collegiate program for certification. Is there an alternative certificate program that would prepare me to teach/tutor elementary school-age students? Thank you. RESPONSE: First, because you have completed a certification program, it would be helpful to check the status of your official certificate and verify ...


"Passion is energy. Feel the power that comes from focusing on what excites you." -Oprah Winfrey You've reviewed hundreds of interview questions. You've practiced and practiced some more. You're feeling ready for your upcoming interviews. Don't forget the final and maybe most important component of a successful interview: demonstrating your passion. Two candidates may appear equally qualified on paper but if one demonstrates energy, excitement, and enthusiasm in an interview and the other one does not, who do you think will receive an offer? How do you show your passion for education? Here are some ways in which you can ...


LinkedIn is a helpful tool in your job search for both networking purposes and staying informed about current trends and issues in the field of education. Below are a few suggestions to effectively utilize LinkedIn as you begin your job search. Groups: Click on the Groups tab to instantly connect with thousands of passionate educators around the country! Some education-focused groups to consider include National Science Teachers Association, Kappa Delta Pi, National Education Association, National Association for Music Education, and Council for Advancement and Support of Education, among many others. Once you join the group, search through the Members section ...


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