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by interteach
Tue Jun 01, 2021 3:43 pm
Forum: Forum 1. From Questions About ISS & Search to Anything and Everything About International Teaching
Topic: Trends in international school counseling
Replies: 23
Views: 2705

Re: Trends in international school counseling

I believe PG got his feelings very badly hurt by a counselor in the past, and he has developed a grudge. It's a pattern of his I've seen over the years. He really should try shadowing a counselor for a few days, but I doubt he would as it's impossible for him to admit he may be wrong. Given PG's beh...
by interteach
Mon May 31, 2021 4:03 pm
Forum: Forum 1. From Questions About ISS & Search to Anything and Everything About International Teaching
Topic: Trends in international school counseling
Replies: 23
Views: 2705

Re: Trends in international school counseling

PsyGuy is thinking of a counseling model that's nearly thirty years out of date, and is completely wrong on one account. If you work at a well-functioning international school, counselors will be extremely busy with a wide variety of activities. Most counseling licensing now requires that counselors...
by interteach
Thu Apr 23, 2020 6:41 am
Forum: Forum 1. From Questions About ISS & Search to Anything and Everything About International Teaching
Topic: Best place to find North America Vacancies?
Replies: 7
Views: 5072

Re: Best place to find North America Vacancies?

You can sign up for e-mail job notifications at the National Association of Independent Schools website (NAIS), although there won't be any public school postings. The main recruiting season in the US has largely wound down and activity is slow due to uncertainty about enrollment figures for next ye...
by interteach
Sat Apr 18, 2020 8:03 am
Forum: Forum 1. From Questions About ISS & Search to Anything and Everything About International Teaching
Topic: Masters in Education
Replies: 17
Views: 10523

Re: Masters in Education

It's close enough to a diploma mill to cause you to want to stay far, far away. It's so-called accreditation isn't regional, and any recruiter with a small amount of knowledge of accreditation will spot it. The name is also enough to raise eyebrows. If you want to work at bottom-feeder schools then ...
by interteach
Sun Jan 19, 2020 3:32 pm
Forum: Forum 1. From Questions About ISS & Search to Anything and Everything About International Teaching
Topic: Question about School Counselor Credentials
Replies: 6
Views: 8739

Re: Question about School Counselor Credentials

There's already lots of good advice here. I want to chime in with two points. Having the license will make a substantial difference in being able to be hired. It's not just a matter of visas and work permits. Heads of schools and principals like to hire licensed counselors. You'll be at a significan...
by interteach
Fri Jan 03, 2020 1:24 pm
Forum: Forum 1. From Questions About ISS & Search to Anything and Everything About International Teaching
Topic: Creating fake references
Replies: 26
Views: 24046

Re: Creating fake references

Even tier 3 schools have people who hire and do their due diligence. As a recruiter, if I have never heard from your school I'm certainly going to look at the website. And I'm pretty good at figuring out what's legit and what's a sham. And if the school isn't accredited, you're out of luck. And if y...
by interteach
Thu Dec 26, 2019 11:13 pm
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: 15146

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

Worst question ever asked by a candidate (and within the first 2-3 minutes): "Where can I meet the lay-deeez?"

It was a short interview.
by interteach
Thu Sep 19, 2019 2:51 am
Forum: Forum 2. Ask Recruiting Questions, Share Information. What's on Your Mind?
Topic: School social worker looking for an IS position
Replies: 6
Views: 10072

Re: School social worker looking for an IS position

A fair number (it's impossible to say all) of international schools prefer not to hire applicants with a social work background as the skillset for school counseling is regarded as fairly different. You may find some schools who would like to offer you a job, but generally the first positions to be ...
by interteach
Mon Sep 16, 2019 4:12 pm
Forum: Forum 1. From Questions About ISS & Search to Anything and Everything About International Teaching
Topic: Best Job Fair to Land a Tier 1 School
Replies: 101
Views: 59375

Re: Best Job Fair to Land a Tier 1 School

In my years of recruiting I have never met a school administrator who is at a recruiting fair to do anything but recruit. There may be some who have done so but I doubt there are many. A recruiting fair is not a good place to find out "what's going on" because the all or the great majority...
by interteach
Thu Sep 12, 2019 8:54 am
Forum: Forum 1. From Questions About ISS & Search to Anything and Everything About International Teaching
Topic: Doubling up on Recruitment agencies
Replies: 19
Views: 22720

Re: Doubling up on Recruitment agencies

I think it depends on the scope of your search. If you have a list of schools that aren't covered by ISS and GRC, you can regularly check those schools to see if they have vacancies and most-likely apply directly. If you're looking to do the broadest possible search, you may want to sign up with Sea...
by interteach
Mon Sep 09, 2019 4:18 am
Forum: Forum 1. From Questions About ISS & Search to Anything and Everything About International Teaching
Topic: Best Job Fair to Land a Tier 1 School
Replies: 101
Views: 59375

Re: Best Job Fair to Land a Tier 1 School

Expatscot: The January fair can also be for single teachers if Search decides that you're a competitive candidate. Asking never hurts. Completely agree with everything Spedguy said. Select the fair that has the schools that interest you the most. Would also add that on the whole a larger fair (Bangk...
by interteach
Tue Jul 16, 2019 11:56 pm
Forum: Forum 1. From Questions About ISS & Search to Anything and Everything About International Teaching
Topic: Career changers, if you could do it again...
Replies: 9
Views: 7618

Re: Career changers, if you could do it again...

One possibility that has already been mentioned to some extent here is to stay on the domestic end, and work in a district where you can both get a provisional license and work towards certification at the same time. Districts with substantial teacher shortages will sometimes allow this although the...