Looking to teach internationally?
10 tips that will help you along the way.
1. Make sure your CV is up-to-date and ready to go electronically.
Having information ready is also helpful, contact details of referees, qualification certificates and even a portfolio of your work
2. Teaching is a degree entry profession so ensuring your application and CV represents this is essential. Include the extracurricular activities you have organised or supported, and any extracurricular skills you may have.
3. Don’t limit your job hunting to one specific location only. There are now over 3000 schools overseas following the National Curriculum of England. All of these schools are looking for experienced, qualified teachers whose native language is English.
4. Don’t be just another job application arriving into a Headteacher’s inbox. Working with a specialised recruitment agency, like Advocate, that will be able to recommend you as a good candidate and will give you the support you need.
5. Register with Advocate early – most international jobs are advertised between January and March with many interviews happening from February onwards.
6. Be honest with your dedicated recruitment consultant. The more accurate information they hold the greater the chance of an accurate match.
7. Make your application and CV personal so you stand out from the crowd.
8. Complete all forms as soon as you can – and as accurately as possible.
9. Respond quickly to all requests for qualification and training documents.
10. Let your personality and attributes come across in all your communication and during your interview. Most schools are looking at not only your professional background but whether you will fit into their team.