Search found 214 matches

by expatscot
Mon Jan 13, 2020 1:30 am
Forum: Forum 2. Ask Recruiting Questions, Share Information. What's on Your Mind?
Topic: Skype Interview Advice
Replies: 5
Views: 5191

Re: Skype Interview Advice

I had my iPad propped up on a music stand, with all my notes stuck on the wall behind it. Shirt & tie, with jeans on the bottom half (wouldn't risk the PJs!)
by expatscot
Mon Jan 06, 2020 1:22 am
Forum: Forum 1. From Questions About ISS & Search to Anything and Everything About International Teaching
Topic: Have you ever stopped an interview right on the spot?
Replies: 15
Views: 9894

Re: Have you ever stopped an interview right on the spot?

Only once did I feel the urge - when the interviewer made a comment about my experience that was at best uninformed and at worst downright rude. There were other reasons I carried on, though. Didn't get the job, and having spoken to the person who did, turns out my suspicions of the HoD were correct...
by expatscot
Sun Dec 01, 2019 9:06 pm
Forum: Forum 1. From Questions About ISS & Search to Anything and Everything About International Teaching
Topic: Is Search still worth it?
Replies: 22
Views: 10592

Re: Is Search still worth it?

If you're in the UK, Search is completely free (because of the UK law on recruitment agencies not being able to charge candidates.) So for British based teachers, this probably means they should register with Search anyway on the basis that there's nothing to lose for doing so.
by expatscot
Thu Nov 28, 2019 10:48 pm
Forum: Forum 1. From Questions About ISS & Search to Anything and Everything About International Teaching
Topic: Schools that pay for flights up front?
Replies: 11
Views: 3305

Re: Schools that pay for flights up front?

First school offered to book, second school didn't. Personally I prefer to book myself and then get a refund - I get to choose the routing and if I want to upgrade it's easier, the school then refunds the economy class fare they would have paid (or whatever the deal is.) My first school, when I left...
by expatscot
Thu Nov 28, 2019 10:34 pm
Forum: Forum 1. From Questions About ISS & Search to Anything and Everything About International Teaching
Topic: A contract with a car?
Replies: 6
Views: 2286

Re: A contract with a car?

My previous school gave a car to the principal - got a lift in it once and let's just say he'd adapted his driving to match the locals! Current school offers a driver to the principal instead.
by expatscot
Thu Nov 14, 2019 11:47 pm
Forum: Forum 1. From Questions About ISS & Search to Anything and Everything About International Teaching
Topic: Teaching International Schools in China
Replies: 11
Views: 3363

Re: Teaching International Schools in China

I'm going to add another thing which will make things difficult for you - if you're going to do this on your Chinese passport, you will find that the best international schools won't hire you. First, it will make their life too difficult, and secondly, the local parents will react badly to their kid...
by expatscot
Mon Nov 11, 2019 12:51 am
Forum: Forum 1. From Questions About ISS & Search to Anything and Everything About International Teaching
Topic: Saying No Politely
Replies: 25
Views: 5792

Re: Saying No Politely

Personally, if I were you, I'd go for the interview if you're new to this. First, the process can be different from a face-to-face interview, if it's done over Skype - if nothing else, it feels different - so it might be worth it for that experience alone. Second, interview experience is interview e...
by expatscot
Mon Nov 11, 2019 12:47 am
Forum: Forum 1. From Questions About ISS & Search to Anything and Everything About International Teaching
Topic: Search Associates Agreement
Replies: 12
Views: 3003

Re: Search Associates Agreement

I think - though I accept I may be wrong - that the account is only deactivated for job search purposes. So if you reactivate after your first year of a two year contract in order to look for a new job, then your membership would simply carry over. I remember reading this somewhere on the site but s...
by expatscot
Mon Nov 11, 2019 12:44 am
Forum: Forum 1. From Questions About ISS & Search to Anything and Everything About International Teaching
Topic: Follow-up Emails/Application Response Wait Time
Replies: 7
Views: 3948

Re: Follow-up Emails/Application Response Wait Time

Chances are, you won't hear unless they offer you an interview. Most international schools are really bad at communicating how long to expect.
by expatscot
Wed Oct 30, 2019 8:02 pm
Forum: Forum 1. From Questions About ISS & Search to Anything and Everything About International Teaching
Topic: Sudden break in contract
Replies: 7
Views: 3507

Re: Sudden break in contract

One thing I would possibly ask is sight of the references - if they have told you what they are putting in them, then they shouldn't really have a problem, and if they aren't keen to show you them that would ring an alarm bell. That said, there are plenty of options - as psyguy said, travel for a bi...
by expatscot
Mon Oct 28, 2019 9:48 pm
Forum: Forum 1. From Questions About ISS & Search to Anything and Everything About International Teaching
Topic: Advice wanted- Making myself marketable
Replies: 10
Views: 3832

Re: Advice wanted- Making myself marketable

PGCEi sticks out as the obvious one here. Combined with your MEd and your Thai license this might be enough.
by expatscot
Thu Oct 24, 2019 9:23 pm
Forum: Forum 1. From Questions About ISS & Search to Anything and Everything About International Teaching
Topic: Jobs posted on ISS-Schrole, not on Search..
Replies: 4
Views: 3857

Re: Jobs posted on ISS-Schrole, not on Search..

I've only let Search know when I've been offered a job through someone else - as far as I'm concerned, if I don't see it on Search then they (Search) don't have any interest in that application and therefore I don't need to tell them about it.
by expatscot
Wed Oct 09, 2019 9:22 pm
Forum: Forum 1. From Questions About ISS & Search to Anything and Everything About International Teaching
Topic: Last straws
Replies: 13
Views: 6861

Re: Last straws

I love the school I'm in, I quite like the city, but I know that in a couple of years I will have had enough and be ready and able to move on. My first school, the city and school were both tolerable but the novelty wore off very quickly!
by expatscot
Wed Oct 09, 2019 9:17 pm
Forum: Forum 1. From Questions About ISS & Search to Anything and Everything About International Teaching
Topic: Stay or go--how do you make a decision?
Replies: 4
Views: 3249

Re: Stay or go--how do you make a decision?

Missing one key element here - at what stage is your son in education? As a parent, that for me would be the key. If he's going into DP / A Level, do the subjects on offer at your current school match your son's interests? If he's younger, where is he in the school process - if he's mid-IGCSE, then ...