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by falconeer
Tue Dec 03, 2019 3:03 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: 10361

Re: Is Search still worth it?

Depends on what you need. Are you a relative newbie looking for a first or second contract? If yes, then they are probably worth it. Looking for China and the Middle East? These regions keep Search in business, and you'll be flooded in openings from these schools, so if this is a goal, they might be...
by falconeer
Sat Oct 19, 2019 7:41 am
Forum: Forum 1. From Questions About ISS & Search to Anything and Everything About International Teaching
Topic: Paris
Replies: 14
Views: 6974

Re: Paris

There are some gems in Paris. I won't name them here, but yes... they are there. PsyGuy is 100% correct in his last statement. If you are lucky enough to live and work in Paris, most fall in love with the quality of life and see no reason to leave because, as PsyGuy says, "Where do they go 'up go'?
by falconeer
Mon Jun 03, 2019 12:51 am
Forum: Forum 1. From Questions About ISS & Search to Anything and Everything About International Teaching
Topic: Requesting Admin CV during Interview
Replies: 1
Views: 1070

Requesting Admin CV during Interview

Anyone ever consider requesting the CV of the prospective admin during a job interview? I've never made the request, am not sure what the response would be, but it is something I think of from time to time. When you accept to work under a school administrator, the leverage they have over you is so d...
by falconeer
Tue Mar 26, 2019 4:41 am
Forum: Forum 1. From Questions About ISS & Search to Anything and Everything About International Teaching
Topic: Late start working toward a retirement
Replies: 34
Views: 7595

Re: Late start working toward a retirement

To echo what many on this board have said, you first need to go somewhere where you can save a lot, likely the Middle East. Earn as much as possible, save as much as you can. But this won't be enough. You'll need the market. Index funds are one approach, but if it is possible, you should attempt to ...
by falconeer
Fri Dec 14, 2018 5:26 am
Forum: Forum 1. From Questions About ISS & Search to Anything and Everything About International Teaching
Topic: Being good looking vs ugly
Replies: 16
Views: 5750

Being good looking vs ugly

To what extent is being attractive an asset when interviewing for a job at an international school? To what extent is being attractive an asset when seeking promotion?
by falconeer
Fri May 11, 2018 3:34 am
Forum: Forum 1. From Questions About ISS & Search to Anything and Everything About International Teaching
Topic: Help! Need urgent advice
Replies: 33
Views: 30869

Re: Help! Need urgent advice

Can I ask what region or country this school is on?
by falconeer
Tue Apr 24, 2018 7:12 am
Forum: Forum 1. From Questions About ISS & Search to Anything and Everything About International Teaching
Topic: The Search Blacklist
Replies: 4
Views: 3925

The Search Blacklist

How real is this? Does Search really ban people for life for breaking contract or leaving bad situations without their blessing?
by falconeer
Sun Mar 18, 2018 3:43 am
Forum: Forum 1. From Questions About ISS & Search to Anything and Everything About International Teaching
Topic: When International Schools "Hold" your passport.
Replies: 11
Views: 7000

When International Schools "Hold" your passport.

Why do they do this? I have heard explanations that this is to process work visas, but when the holding period is for many months, I begin to grow wary. Is this a way to dissuade runners? Control for the sake of it?
by falconeer
Mon Aug 21, 2017 6:26 am
Forum: Forum 1. From Questions About ISS & Search to Anything and Everything About International Teaching
Topic: Would You Want Your Child Taught by Your Colleagues?
Replies: 15
Views: 12963

Re: Would You Want Your Child Taught by Your Colleagues?

Sturgeon's Law states that 90 percent of everything is crap. In the world at large, this might be an overstatement, but I think in the realm of education, this is about correct. The majority of schools are not places we would send our children, nor would we want to work there if given the option to ...
by falconeer
Tue Aug 08, 2017 6:29 pm
Forum: Forum 1. From Questions About ISS & Search to Anything and Everything About International Teaching
Topic: School Admin Profiles
Replies: 8
Views: 9658

School Admin Profiles

In my experience, international school administrators can be some of the most cruel, selfish, manipulative, unethical, dishonest, people I have ever met. They cower to power and have no greater principle than stroking the hand that feeds them. Yes, there are always exceptions but in my experience, t...
by falconeer
Sun May 21, 2017 10:48 am
Forum: Forum 1. From Questions About ISS & Search to Anything and Everything About International Teaching
Topic: When to Stay?
Replies: 15
Views: 15515

Re: When to Stay?

@Thames Pirate... Yes, I know that there will always be those who fall beyond the broad strokes that I am using in those descriptions, but they may be more the exceptions than the norm. I do think that Psyguy raises a valid point when he suggests that, if you are a career IT in your 50's and you are...
by falconeer
Sun May 21, 2017 7:59 am
Forum: Forum 1. From Questions About ISS & Search to Anything and Everything About International Teaching
Topic: When to Stay?
Replies: 15
Views: 15515

When to Stay?

Two years ago, at the January London fair, it struck me that IT's fell into two two different age brackets. The 20 and 30 somethings, overall, had an air of ease and confidence to them. Meanwhile, you could sense the tension in the faces and body language of the 40's and 50's set. And it struck me t...
by falconeer
Sun Apr 23, 2017 10:08 am
Forum: Forum 1. From Questions About ISS & Search to Anything and Everything About International Teaching
Topic: London Search Fair This Weekend
Replies: 1
Views: 2690

London Search Fair This Weekend

Any updates/diaries from people at the London Search fair this weekend?