Teaching Overseas and the Adventurous Spirit

Teaching Overseas and the Adventurous Spirit

Have you ever told someone something that made the colour drain away from their face? I remember telling family members that I was taking a new job in Beijing and seeing a look of disbelief appear on their faces. “Don’t you know about the terrible pollution?” “What...
Four things you must do before you move

Four things you must do before you move

So you have been through the maze and made it to the other end of the recruitment nightmare? Congratulations. You’ve secured a great position at a school in a new country and all you need to do now is finish off the year in great style at your current school?...
Buzzword Bingo. How to play and win.

Buzzword Bingo. How to play and win.

I’m pretty sure that we all understand that principals and other HR professionals are busy people, and that their approach to recruitment has to be efficient as well as effective. On occasion that will mean that an application from a really good candidate will...
How To Play The Waiting Game

How To Play The Waiting Game

You’ve applied to your dream job at your dream school and they have confirmed they have your application. Now what? Nervous snacking can only take up so much time. First the bad news According to employment reports, there are about 120 applicants for every job...
Are Cover Letters Worth Writing?

Are Cover Letters Worth Writing?

Many employers seek a cover letter as a part of the application process but reports show that up to that 60% of cover letters don’t get read. How much effort should you put into the cover letter then? Will it make or break your application? The answer is...
Social Media: My Way Into A New Job?

Social Media: My Way Into A New Job?

You know how you are always being warned that your social media presence can be a time-bomb ticking away to derail your job prospects? Sure, there are probably some entries on your Facebook page or rants on Twitter that you shouldn’t have done, but you can actually...

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