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Friday, 19 April 2024
Making the Most of the Experience: A Reflection on Recruiting Fairs

Making the Most of the Experience: A Reflection on Recruiting Fairs
By Nicholas Forde
Apr 2024
With another school recruiting season almost in the rear-view mirror, it is worthwhile reflecting on what went well and what could be improved…

+ 2023
By Kenya J. Washington
Now that the hiring season is almost coming to a close, we can re-group and re-think how our current faculty and staff are faring in our school environments… ..more
By Kenya J. Washington
You’ve updated your CV, attended the job fair, and you’re ready to sign on the dotted line… ..more
By Kenya J. Washington
During the interview process, there are some approaches we may want to hold on to, some we need to avoid doing, and others we may want to move towards… ..more
By Dominique Dalais
Ideas and thoughts that might help educators of color as they navigate recruitment season in the international school system… ..more
+ 2019
By Jesse Howe
One might think that in 2018 with the explosion of digital nomads, telecommuting, and the plethora of companies that do not own brick-and-mortar office space, the “trailing spouse” label would no longer be in vogue. And yet... ..more
By Dana Olbrantz
Too often when shifting into the international circuit, teachers don’t know how to advocate for their professional and personal needs. Moving abroad is a major lifestyle change; potential hires should approach the experience with a view of the whole picture. ..more
+ 2018
By Bradylee McGeough
Why don’t more international schools offer effective retirement packages? They don’t have to. The job market doesn’t require it. Many international teachers are temporary or peripatetic, and so a long-term benefit holds little appeal. ..more
By Xianxuan Xu
In the educational field, principals tend to make hiring decisions based on perceptions of organizational fit of applicants, and they believe it is an important attribute to look for in making their selection. However, researchers disagree on whether organizational fit is an effective criterion for assessing the quality of candidates. ..more
By Cynthia Nagrath
Teachers who are looking for a change of pace, or just feel like they are getting into a dull routine, might want to consider teaching overseas. Many teachers wonder if they are qualified because they may never have worked, taught, or even traveled abroad, and concerns about language requirements consistently surface. ..more
By Chris Beingessner and Lauren Mehrbach
With international school hiring season just around the corner, many teachers are dusting off their resumes and shining their webcams to prepare for securing their next adventure. There are some things that you can do to stand out among other candidates (and, maybe more importantly, some things you should NOT do in order to avoid disappointment). ..more
+ 2014
By Gemma Hunt
Making the decision to live abroad, whether for work or for study, is a huge and life changing decision and one that certainly shouldn’t be taken lightly. If you’ve made the decision that moving abroad is the perfect choice for you though then it’s time to get prepared! To help you, Gemma Hunt has sketched a list of things to consider before jumping on that plane. ..more
+ 2013
Recruiting fairs are still being held! Check in with TIE for dates and tips. Log on for the full list of 2013-14 fairs.* For those of you who cannot or wish not to attend, fear not! This is only one of the paths to getting a great international school job. There are hundreds of vacancies listed right here. ..more
+ 2012
International Schools and Overseas Hiring Practices
According to a recent survey released by The International Educator (TIE), which asked about hiring restrictions at international schools, over 65% of the 176 school heads interviewed reported that their school’s host country does not have age restrictions for issuing a work visa. Of the 28% of respondents who did report restrictions by their host country, the mandatory cut-off was almost equally split between ages 60 and 65. ..more
+ 2011
by Forrest A. Broman, President of TIE
As more teachers learn of the many opportunities to teach in another country, a strong note of caution must be interjected. There are literally thousands of institutions that now call themselves "international schools." But the great majority of them represent local ventures by local entrepreneurs... ..more
By Cynthia Nagrath
International schools come in many different shapes and sizes and the term itself, includes a variety of school systems encompassing a wide variety of formats and curricula, with some being more international than others. ..more

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