The Simple How To: Skype Interview. Don't lose out because you don't know how to use the technology. It's not that scary, it won't bite and it's the first step in securing a teaching job abroad.
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Job Application Tips
Tips, tricks and advice from those of us who read resumes and interview everyday.
Listen, we get it-looking for a new job is a job in and of itself. Here you'll find some helpful pointers on how to make a good first impression, stand out as the big fish in a sea of applications, customize your resume and what NOT to do if you want a teaching job abroad. Hopefully, you'll find this information both insightful and entertaining-you'll laugh, you'll cry (probably not, we're being dramatic), you'll click APPLY! Topics covered in this section:
- Email Etiquette
- Tips for Acing your Teaching Interview
- Resume Writing
- Presentation and Professional Dress
Is teaching overseas the right move for you at this juncture? Is this something you've really thought about or a decision made on impulse as the result of a midnight craving for authentic Kababs or Kimchi? Here we'll help you determine whether teaching abroad is right for you at this stage of your life and career.
I always found it odd that, in high school, I learned how to write a formal, hand-written letter, how to fill out the necessary postage info and how to send it off to the receiver. By the time it arrived at their doorstep, however, the information wasn’t exactly up to date nor had any real point, seeing as it was nothing more than a school assignment (I wrote to Grandma and I talked about my hair mainly.). Why in the age of email was I learning how to write and send snail mail? And, wait a minute, stamps cost money?! I was saving that coin for candy.
Teaching overseas is challenging so we try to challenge our teachers in our interviews. We are seeking to get a clear insight into what it would be like to be in their classroom and whether they have the skills to succeed in an ESL environment.
Footprints Recruiting's Top 7 tips for teacher resumes.
Job Interviews to teach abroad are completely terrifying on the best of days. Often times, we shoot ourselves in the foot, before we even get a chance to make a good first impression because we overthink, or misunderstand the very purpose of an interview, and, as such, unconsciously self-sabotage. Here's some helpful insight to avoid that happening.
Tips on what to wear for teaching job in-person interviews.