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by Lastname_Z
Wed Jun 16, 2021 7:04 am
Forum: Forum 1. From Questions About ISS & Search to Anything and Everything About International Teaching
Topic: Where in the World to Start?
Replies: 17
Views: 422

Re: Where in the World to Start?

While flights may not be a dealbreaker, they are a standard part of the contract (in the form of a pre-paid flight or a stipend for flying).
by Lastname_Z
Thu Jun 10, 2021 3:18 pm
Forum: Forum 1. From Questions About ISS & Search to Anything and Everything About International Teaching
Topic: Insurance Over the Summer in US
Replies: 8
Views: 403

Re: Insurance Over the Summer in US

You will likely have to tough it out and hope nothing happens to you, or "drive to Mexico" as buffalofan mentioned.

Every lifestyle has its pros and cons, and the between-jobs situation is just one of the cons to the IT lifestyle.
by Lastname_Z
Tue Jun 01, 2021 2:04 pm
Forum: Forum 1. From Questions About ISS & Search to Anything and Everything About International Teaching
Topic: Signs it is Time to Move On
Replies: 42
Views: 3483

Re: Signs it is Time to Move On

fine dude wrote: > It's called breaking the contract. Of course, there are exceptional > personal situations where a few quit after a year, but the (un)written rule > is you keep your word. Pile up 2 or 3 breaches on your CV and you can kiss > goodbye to getting an interview, let alone finding a job...
by Lastname_Z
Tue Jun 01, 2021 8:43 am
Forum: Forum 1. From Questions About ISS & Search to Anything and Everything About International Teaching
Topic: Signs it is Time to Move On
Replies: 42
Views: 3483

Re: Signs it is Time to Move On

Personally, I've seen something in-between what PsyGuy and others have mentioned. You are given a two year contract, but there are no consequences to walking away after a year (at worst you aren't paid for the summer). You aren't really forced to commit to the two years. That's been the experience a...
by Lastname_Z
Wed Apr 07, 2021 7:53 am
Forum: Forum 1. From Questions About ISS & Search to Anything and Everything About International Teaching
Topic: PE Teachers and schools that only locally hire
Replies: 6
Views: 1585

Re: PE Teachers and schools that only locally hire

dragonguy wrote: > Over the years the most helpful way for me to find the answer to this > question was keeping track of which schools on Search Associates or > ISS/Schrole even post a PE opening. If they do that means they are open to > hiring international PE teachers, if not, they most likely use...
by Lastname_Z
Tue Apr 06, 2021 1:21 pm
Forum: Forum 1. From Questions About ISS & Search to Anything and Everything About International Teaching
Topic: List of schools that hire without Schrole-ISS or Search?
Replies: 13
Views: 2276

Re: List of schools that hire without Schrole-ISS or Search?

Thames Pirate wrote: > Are you talking about major truly international schools ("tier > 1/2") or IB schools or anything calling itself international? Because > the list would be impossibly long and ever-changing. > > Maybe if you narrowed your request down? I am looking at the Tier 1/2s. C...
by Lastname_Z
Mon Apr 05, 2021 10:52 am
Forum: Forum 1. From Questions About ISS & Search to Anything and Everything About International Teaching
Topic: List of schools that hire without Schrole-ISS or Search?
Replies: 13
Views: 2276

List of schools that hire without Schrole-ISS or Search?

Hey everyone, I am currently back in my home country, but I flirt with the idea of going back internationally. Paying for an account and making profiles for more than a flirtation is not worth it. I just want to put feelers out, but I'm not seriously considering going back abroad at this time. I'm c...
by Lastname_Z
Sat Mar 20, 2021 7:42 pm
Forum: Forum 1. From Questions About ISS & Search to Anything and Everything About International Teaching
Topic: How long is your commute?
Replies: 15
Views: 3083

Re: How long is your commute?

This is such an interesting debate to see. I'm currently in my home country, but when I was abroad I preferred to be within walking distance to where I work or 5-10 minutes by car/bike. I now draw the line at 45 minutes by car. Up to an hour by transit. I like having the time to listen to a podcast....
by Lastname_Z
Tue Jan 19, 2021 7:10 pm
Forum: Forum 1. From Questions About ISS & Search to Anything and Everything About International Teaching
Topic: TES Community forums are now gone
Replies: 25
Views: 12928

Re: TES Community forums are now gone

In terms of where people will move to... I wonder if reddit will become more popular. There already is an International Teachers subreddit on there. I actually think reddit is perfect for international teachers to talk and I'm surprised more don't use it. It has anonymity and it's too big of a compa...
by Lastname_Z
Sat Jan 16, 2021 4:11 pm
Forum: Forum 1. From Questions About ISS & Search to Anything and Everything About International Teaching
Topic: Competitiveness in 2020
Replies: 17
Views: 4677

Re: Competitiveness in 2020

I agree with everything you said. I never thought that IE is finished and host nationals will be a key driver of IE in the future. I was just saying that I think Tier 1/2 schools (that primarily cater to expats) will struggle with enrolment during Covid and the post-Covid transition. However, it mig...
by Lastname_Z
Wed Jan 06, 2021 8:47 am
Forum: Forum 1. From Questions About ISS & Search to Anything and Everything About International Teaching
Topic: Competitiveness in 2020
Replies: 17
Views: 4677

Re: Reply

PsyGuy wrote: > @Lastname_Z > > I dont see that happening. First, your going to have embassy kids. Second, > just because a task can be done remotely doesnt mean its the optimal way of > doing it. > > Most expats arent rich, not by western standards, they are well off and > have some affluence, but ...
by Lastname_Z
Tue Jan 05, 2021 5:11 pm
Forum: Forum 1. From Questions About ISS & Search to Anything and Everything About International Teaching
Topic: Cover letter length
Replies: 14
Views: 3982

Re: Cover letter length

I have a follow-up question to this. How do you cut everything down to one page for resume? I've never been able to do it.
by Lastname_Z
Tue Jan 05, 2021 1:36 pm
Forum: Forum 1. From Questions About ISS & Search to Anything and Everything About International Teaching
Topic: Competitiveness in 2020
Replies: 17
Views: 4677

Re: Competitiveness in 2020

Also, school enrolment (particularly in schools with expats) will probably be lower in IE than it's ever been. It might stay low as well. Most multinational companies post-Covid have realized that much of the work high-paid expats do can be done from the main office, or they can hire someone local t...
by Lastname_Z
Tue Jan 05, 2021 1:31 pm
Forum: Forum 1. From Questions About ISS & Search to Anything and Everything About International Teaching
Topic: Competitiveness in 2020
Replies: 17
Views: 4677

Re: Competitiveness in 2020

Zebra750 wrote: > @Psyguy - you'll have to forgive me as some of your abbreviations I'm not > privy to. What's IE & DT? > > Out of curiosity - for those who are answering my questions. > I'm wondering whether it's worth it to take a job at an IB institution > stateside, or to remain at my curren...
by Lastname_Z
Wed Dec 30, 2020 12:52 pm
Forum: Forum 1. From Questions About ISS & Search to Anything and Everything About International Teaching
Topic: Making decisions on schools based on Covid?
Replies: 9
Views: 3187

Making decisions on schools based on Covid?

Are any of you making decisions about schools to go to based on Covid? For example, it seems that many of the Gulf States (e.g. UAE, Qatar) and some East Asian nations (e.g. SK, Mainland China, Taiwan, Singapore) have dealt with Covid pretty successfully (especially compared to places like Europe an...