Is it too late to apply for September jobs?
With so many vacancies still available, where could teach next year?
You may think it’s too late to apply for international school jobs for the forthcoming school year and that all the best roles have already been filled. This is not the case. Many international schools continue to recruit throughout April, May, and even June. There’s still time for you to apply but you’ll have to take action now!
Here are our tips to help you find a suitable position for August or September:
Be very proactive
The first thing to do is make sure your CV or resume is up to date. Once you’ve done this, register with TIC, and make it clear you’re interested in jobs starting in August and September 2017. Don’t be afraid to ask for advice.
Be ready for an interview at a moment’s notice
International schools often use Skype for interviews, particularly for the first interview. Make sure you’re set up on Skype and familiar with how it works. Find a suitable location in your home to conduct an interview - a quiet place with an appropriate background is ideal. It is also a wise idea to prepare some responses to typical interview questions. Have a read through the TIC blogs for more information and advice about Skype interviews.
Don’t just rely on your recruitment agency
The more proactive you are, the more likely you’ll find a suitable position. As you are applying late, it may be beneficial to scan international school job adverts in places like The Guardian and The TES to help find the best positions. Don’t just rely on your agency.
Be prepared for last minute offers
Some schools have last minute opportunities available in July and August. If you are flexible and can accept a last-minute offer or are willing to take a short-term post, let your recruitment manager know.
Don’t give up
If you have no luck this year, don’t give up. Book a consultation with your recruitment manager to help understand what skills and qualities you need to develop for better success in the future.
TIC Recruitment provides a completely free service for qualified teachers. We are here to give you all the support you need to find the right international school teaching job for you. Register today and we will be in touch to help you.