Do you want to teach overseas this year? It’s not too late!
Have you recently handed in your notice at your school and are wondering whether you still have a chance of securing a position at an international school overseas? The good news is that it’s not too late to get a great job abroad! TIC is still receiving over 30 new vacancies a week from schools across the world. Many schools are only just finding out that they need extra teachers due to expansion. Others are replacing teachers they recruited in November and December who have withdrawn. Many schools in Europe are only just starting their recruitment.
If you do want to teach overseas, you need to take action now. Here are our tips for making sure you stand the best chance of being ready to grab one of the last minute opportunities for this year:
Update your CV: Make sure your CV or resumé is completely up-to-date. You can read our tips about preparing your CV/resumé here.
Register with a recruitment agency: All international schools looking to fill their remaining positions for the forthcoming academic year will now be using recruitment agencies to find teachers, as the process of advertising at this stage will be too time-consuming.
Therefore, if you want to secure a decent international school position, it is vital that you register with a reliable and respected recruitment agency who can get your CV, and you, in front of good schools quickly. If you’re not already registered with TIC, it is entirely free for teachers, and quick and easy to do with absolutely no commitment required; it just means we can identify the right jobs for you. Register here now.
Keep a close eye on vacancies: At TIC, we are always updating our website and Instagram with vacancies. Therefore, it’s a good idea to keep an eye on all our channels of communication. If you see a job that interests you, let your recruitment manager know. Remember, at TIC we only work with schools we know look after their teachers, so you can be assured you are applying to a good school.
If you don’t see a suitable job, get in touch: What happens if you can’t see a vacancy that suits you? Just get in touch and let us know! That way we can let you know first when a vacancy that matches your description comes in.
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. 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.
Identify your references: References can slow the selection process down and you could miss an opportunity as a result. So, if you’ve handed in your notice, it's a good idea to identify those people who will give you a reference. Have all your reference contact details ready so they are immediately accessible to share as soon as you need them.
You can take a look at the TIC teacher Vacancies section here to see what international school jobs are currently available.