It’s not too late to teach overseas this year!

Published on 30th May, 2019 by Gemma McSweeney. Published in For Candidates / TIC News

Have you just handed in your notice at school? Are you wondering whether you have the option of teaching overseas this year? The good news is it’s not too late! TIC is still receiving around 30 new vacancies each week from around the globe, meaning it’s possible to get a job at an international school this year.

If you do want to teach overseas, you’ll need to act fast. We’ve put together some tips to make sure you stand the best chance of getting a great position:

Refresh your CV: It’s crucial to update your CV or resumé before applying for any teaching jobs. To read our tips about preparing your CV/resumé click here

Register with a recruitment agency: International schools filling remaining positions will now all be using recruitment agencies to find teachers, as the process of advertising at this stage will be too time-consuming.

Look for a reliable and respected recruitment agency to register with. If you’re not already registered with TIC, it’s completely 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 checking for new 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 us know: Talk to your recruitment manager about any vacancies you see and think might be suitable. 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.

Prepare for a last-minute interview: International schools often use Skype for interviews, particularly for the first interview. Make sure you’re Skype ready and 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. If you’ve handed in your notice, it's a good idea to 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.

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Gemma McSweeney

Gemma is our Associate Director, having joined TIC in 2009. With over 15 years experience of recruitment and selection methods, she specialises in matching teachers and leaders with our international school partners. She has attended many international education conferences and has visited a number of international schools over the years. She uses this experience to best advise our teachers, leaders and schools and manage our team and UK operations.